Who are the Canucks who’ve beaten the house and went home with the biggest casino prizes? They are lucky people, that’s for sure. Some have earned the favour of Lady Luck, some have cashed in on their skills and some have profited completely accidentally. That’s the charm of casino play – anything can happen.
Let’s start from giant slot wins. Back in 2015, a Canadian whose identity hasn’t been revealed won C$7.5 million dollars on the ever-popular Mega Moolah progressive slot machine. Triggered on a mobile device, the jackpot won by this fortunate Vancouver resident is still one of the biggest mobile casino wins to date. Fast forward to 2016, the next big winner was Marcus Goodwin. He hit a C$11.6 million jackpot also on Mega Moolah. The slot paid one of the highest pot wins ever in November that year, bringing joy to this unsuspecting Canadian.
Sometimes it doesn’t even have to be the biggest slot win ever to be a bizarre case of pure luck. A man from Alberta, Canada was probably born under a lucky star, as he scored twice on the famous slot Avalon. In a four-month span, the gambler first landed a C$72,650 win, followed by a C$13,900 payout. Who knew? Sticking with your favourites does pay off.
Judging by the case of Shirley Lima, you can even be oblivious to your actions and still win big. The senior lady was playing at the OLG Casino Thousand Islands in 2015. Unwittingly, she pressed the max bet button while reaching for her drink. The accidental move resulted in 34 free spins, which grew to 160 free spins. Lima didn’t intend to wager $11.25 on a spin of the reels, but eventually left the casino floor with $33,858 in her pockets. If you are to make mistakes while gambling, please let them be like this one.
Kathryn, another blessed lady gracing the floors of Canadian casinos was 55 when she hit it big. Testing her fortune in a Niagara Falls land-based casino, she staked C$60 on a Michael Jackson-themed video slot. A fan of the Prince of Pop, Kathryn broke the bank when she won C$1.8 million – courtesy of her musical taste.
Here’s another “rub-the-eyes” amazing success casino story, coming from Woodbine Racetrack Casino, Toronto. Way back in 2008, an average bloke played the C$1 Megabucks slot. In wasn’t long before he walked out of the premises carrying a check worth C$4,755,436.56. Wherever you are, unnamed stranger, we salute you!
Slots are not the only casino games to generate the largest casino wins. Scott Taylor, a fortunate blackjack player, is a testament to that. The Canadian was playing his favourite progressive blackjack game online, not anticipating winning the pot. Already passionate for the game, Taylor received 4 Aces and automatically got credited with a sum of C$155,345. He admitted he needed to pinch himself to remind himself the prize was real. What did he spend the money on? On the vacation of his life, of course!