The Strangest Casino Jackpot Wins of All Time9 months ago
Everyone has heard of life-changing casino wins where lucky players go on a winning spree and ‘break the bank’, but today we are going to look at some of the more unusual big wins that have rocked casinos over the years…
First up, when dreams come true…
In 2015, life changed for 53-year-old taxi driver Goksel Selay when he scooped £90,000 playing blackjack -but he already had a suspicion a big win was on its way.
“I had had a dream a few days earlier about winning big money and told my wife about it,” the Cyprus-born jackpot winner explained afterwards.
Cutting short his cab-driving nightshift because “it was very quiet”, Goksel decided: “I would try my luck because I had the dream and it came true.”
He added: “I don’t usually play Blackjack as I prefer roulette but I wasn’t having much luck there so I decided to play Blackjack instead as I saw the jackpot was rising.”
Hitting four aces at the Genting Club Westcliff in Southend, England, did the trick and soon he was £89,950 wealthier
Of course, you don’t have to drive the streets of a seaside town in search of a fare or a jackpot, with the likes of Casimba online casino offering huge winning chances from the comfort of your home.
That’s how British soldier John Heywood bagged a monster $13million+ jackpot – and it came just 25 minutes after he opened his online account!
The sum was a world record when the 26-year-old scooped his huge win in 2015, and it cost him the princely sum of just 25p to play the MegaMoolah slots.
His first plan on discovering his new riches was to pay for his SICK father’s medical treatment, and for himself - a yellow Bentley Continental convertible GT!
A cautionary tale now if you’re planning on getting someone to kiss the dice or press the buttons for you for good luck, as whatever you win might just go to your lucky charm instead.
That’s what happened to jackpot ‘winner’ Jan Flato, who asked his girlfriend to do the honors on his favorite slots game. When the reels hit home and the $100,000 jackpot, state laws meant that it was the girlfriend who received the cash! Hopefully the pair are now happily married and enjoying the win together…
We’ll finish off our list of the bizarre and most unusual casino wins with the following incredible tale – though we wouldn’t recommend copying it to everyone!
Back in 2004, Ashley Revell decided to cash in his life possessions and stake it all on a single roll of a roulette wheel. BMW car, Rolex watch, golf clubs, in fact pretty much everything except for the clothes on his back went into his Las Vegas kitty.
When it stood at $135,300, he was all set for the double-or-nothing bet Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, deciding only at the last minute which colour it was all going to ride on.
Betting randomly on red, a few seconds later the ball landed on number 7 – a red number! – and Revell had scooped $270,600, and he was soon heading off for a European trip to celebrate on a new motorcycle. Dreams do come true!
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