A staple of casino floors, pubs and bars, the humble slot machine can bring light entertainment to an evening, or complete change the world around its player. We take a look at some of the most insane slot games wins in history, and the stories behind the players.
Georgios M $8,600,000
The first entry on our list, and the original record holder for the biggest EVER win on a slot machine is Greek player Georgios M, 2009. A 36-year-old married businessman from Greece, who won set the record, and the standard for big wins!
Mark H $10,337,640
This gentleman from Fort Lauderdale, man won over an incredible ten million dollars on a Megabucks machine at the infamous MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Strangely enough, Mark was the executive producer of the 2013 box office bomb “All American Christmas Carol” starring singer Meat Loaf, and Orange Is the New Black star Taryn Manning. The win happened merely weeks after another colossal, multimillion dollar win at the same casino, on a machine by the same company!”
Jonathan Haywood $20,000,000
British soldier Jonathan Haywood became an overnight millionaire after a stake of only 25 pence changed his life. Having toured Afghanistan with the military, he humbly said the first thing he wanted to spend his money on was top of the line health care for his Dad. He also said as a little treat for himself, he planned to splash his cash on a bright yellow Bentley Continental GT!
Elmer Sherwin $21,147,947
In a mind-blowing display of beating the odds, not content with winning just one epic jackpot, 92 year old Las Vegas resident Elmer Sherwin won his second jackpot by winning a massive $21.1 million at the Cannery Casino in Vegas. He had previously won an already massive $4.6 million back in 1989 at the Mirage, Nevada.
Cynthia Jay-Brennan $34,900,000
The biggest number on our list was won by the incredible Cynthia Jay, a waitress at the Monte Carlo casino in Las Vegas. The big winner claims that for a few moments after the win, she had no idea what had happened. She says it took a few minutes before she could truly take in what had just happened to her. At the time, she’d won the biggest slot machine pay out in recorded history.