One of the more popular casino games are slot machines. Their popularity can be attributed to their simplicity as well as the wide range of themes they cover including films, sports and history. Even though slot machines are simple to play, that doesn’t mean the potential winnings are small. In fact, many gamblers have won very lucrative jackpots playing these games.

Elmer Sherwin, United States

Winning a slot machine jackpot is definitely one of life’s great milestones. However, for World War II Veteran, Elmer Sherwin, he had two to celebrate. Right after the Mirage Casino opened for the first time, Sherwin won an easy $4.6 million on the Megabucks jackpot. Enjoy his winnings, Sherwin continued playing the slots. Sixteen years later, he won again this time bringing in $21 million on the same jackpot. Deciding this second win was providence, Sherwin donated most of his winnings to charity, especially the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort.

Jon Heywood, United Kingdom

On October 6, 2015, Jon Heywood’s luck changed when he won the largest payout ever at a slot machine game. Playing at an online casino, Heywood brought in over 13 million pounds. He was playing the game Mega Moolah, which is one of Microgaming’s more popular games. With five reels and twenty five paylines, Mega Moolah is also a progressive jackpot which resulted in an even larger payout.

Amy Nishimura, United States

Who says persistence doesn’t pay? For Amy Nishimura, it paid to the tune of almost $9 million. Nishimura faithfully played the same slot machine at Vegas’ Freemont Hotel whenever she visited the mainland from her Hawaiian home. In just a matter of three hours and less than $100, Nishimura hit the jackpot. Her secret? She claims talking to the machine gave her the good luck!

While it can be rather tempting to shoot for the top jackpot in a slot machine such as those mentioned in All Slots review, it is important to keep your gambling within reasonable limits for yourself.

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