Although you can certainly win a lot of money in the long term across all the games in a casino, slots are by far the heaviest hitters for creating millionaires overnight. These are some of the biggest jackpots in history. Please note that all the amounts are based on current exchange rates and were all originally in their home country’s currency.
$7.3 Million on June 17th 2016
One fateful Friday in June of 2016, Rawiri Pou from New Zealand won himself $7.3 million on the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot.
$13.1 million on April 8th 2016
On the 8th of April 2016, the now-discontinued Microgaming Dark Knight slot machine spat out a jackpot of $13.1 million. The player has chosen to remain anonymous.
$8.3 Million in March 2009
Self-confessed slot jockey Georgios M of Greece found lady luck on his side in March 2009 when he hit a jackpot of $8.2 million.
$9.25 Million in February 2012
In February of 2012, a Swedish woman earned the Swedish record for the biggest jackpot while playing the Hall of Gods slot. She walked away with $7.6 million.
$9.5 Million on April 8th, 2015
A player won a record-breaking progressive jackpot to the tune of $9.6 Million in April 2015 while playing the Hall of God slot. The winner chose to remain anonymous.
$9.6 Million on August 28th 2016
On the 28th of August 2016, a player with the initials D.P. broke the record for the largest jackpot ever hit on a mobile device. She won $9.6 million on her iPad on a crazy $1 bet.
$10.4 Million on November 28th 2015
30-Year-old Alexander from Sweden won $10.4 million while playing Microgaming’s Mega Moolah slot.
$14.2 Million on September 24th 2011
A bout of insomnia led a young man in Norway to try his luck on the Mega Fortune slot. He was up until 6 a.m. because of the shock of the enormous win, having hit a jackpot of $14 million at some point in the night’s playing.
$18.7 Million on October 6th 2015
26-year-old British ex-soldier Jon Heywood found his way into the Guinness Book of World Records after winning a progressive jackpot with a 25-cent bet. He walked away with a ridiculous $18 million and a big smile.
$21.7 Million on January 20th 2013
On the 20th of January 2013, a man in his forties won an incredible $21.7 million on a 25-cent bet. He was playing the Mega Fortune progressive jackpot slot game.
These people stand as living proof that one can in fact become a millionaire overnight, no matter how slim the odds. So, wat better reason do you want to get spinning?