Slots Jackpots

Hitting a slots jackpot is one of the most exhilarating and profitable things a slots player can do and each year a few lucky players hit massive jackpots often over $1,000,000.  In this article we'll discuss some of the main factors of winning slots jackpots including which machines to play, what happens when you win and some of the biggest wins of all time.  Below we've outlined everything you need to know about winning a slot machine jackpot prize.

What Machines to Play
If you want to win a big jackpot at the slots you are definitely going to want to play the progressive games since they are all linked together to provide a massive jackpot for the winner.  The way it works is that a small portion of each wager is added towards the progressive jackpot and when the player successfully hits the jackpot symbols they will win the overall prize.  Large progressives usually start with a seed fund of around $250,000 and then continue to build over time as more and more players wager on the machine.  Some of the best slots in live casinos to play for jackpots include the Wheel of Fortune slots as well as Megabucks which have massive prizes.

What Happens When I Win?
If you are playing in a land based casino, the bells and whistles will go off and expect a huge crowd to form around you basking in jealousy at your awesome win.  Next the casino staff will come over and congratulate you as well as check the machine to ensure that the win was legitimate.  Once this process has occurred you will most likely be taken to a private room where your photo will be taken for promotional purposes.  Next they'll take your information and get ready to pay you the prize.  Some common methods of collecting your prize would be via check or wire transfer, however if you really want it they could pay you in cash right there on the spot.

If you win a major progressive at an online casino it will be a little less glorious however you will still get a huge boost to your account balance.  There may be some small PR involved including submitting a photo and story of our win but nothing to complicated.  Next you would withdraw your balance via wire transfer and it would be deposited directly to your bank account usually within one week of winning the payout.  Online casino slots jackpots tend to be a bit smaller than live casinos however you can still make over $1,000,000 from winning.

What Have People Won Playing?
Below we'll tell you some stories of some of the luckiest slots players in the world who have won life changing money by playing the slots from Vegas to around the world - these players won some seriously huge jackpots.

  • The biggest ever slot machine payout to date was $39,713,982.25 which was one by a 25 year old at the Excalibur Casino in Las Vegas in 2003.  The winner has never been revealed to this date and was a student visiting Vegas for a weekend vacation with family and friends.
  • Another huge win that we've recently heard about was on a $5,000 PER SPIN slot machine at the Aira Casino in Las Vegas in March 2010.  Apparentely a poker player put $10,000 in the machine and hit 7-7-7 on his first spin netting him a $750,000 prize payout.  Below we've included the video of the amazing win.