The Biggest Las Vegas Slot Machine Win Ever
You just never know when Lady Luck’s going to slip into something more comfortable and give up the goods.
She was in an especially generous mood on March 21, 2003. That was the day the largest Las Vegas slot machine jackpot ever was paid, on a Megabucks machine at Excalibur, for $39,713,982.25.
The 25-year-old who won, for a $100 investment, will get a cool $1.5 million a year until he’s 50.
Here’s another interesting Vegas slot jackpot story you may not have heard before.
In 1987, a Vegas visitor from Arkansas, Kirk Erickson, hit a jackpot for $1,061,812 on a “Million Dollar Baby” machine at Caesars Palace. Unfortunately, he was just 19 at the time, and because he was underage (the legal age to gamble in Las Vegas is 21), the jackpot was invalid. He sued, but the court ruled against him in 1989.