Discover the World's Biggest and Wildest Wins

Many casual gamblers believe that the huge wins are reserved for people who do little else besides gamble day in and day out. This is absolutely not the case. In fact, some of the world's biggest winners spun a slot on a whim and walked away millionaires.

Caesar's Palace - 1999

Back in 1999 at Caesar's Palace casino, a business consultant from Illinois stopped in and decided, on a whim, to put a mere $10 in a Megabucks slot machine. With his very first spin, that business consultant walked out with more than $21 million thanks to a huge progressive jackpot and an incredible stroke of luck.

Atlantic City - 2011

If you've never heard the story of Don Johnson, you're in for a real treat. He is a former racetrack manager and corporate executive, and in early 2011, he took Atlantic City by storm. He decided to go around Atlantic City and play some blackjack in three different casinos. At the end of it all, he was $15 million richer. After an investigation, it was determined that Johnson did not cheat or count cards; he took advantage of casino discounts and incentives and played very well.

Caesar's Palace - 2014

Most slots strategies will tell you to place the maximum allowable bet on a slot machine in order to enjoy the best odds. At the very least, you should activate all of the available paylines. However, this isn't always the case; on January 28th of 2014, a lucky player dropped a single penny into a Wheel of Fortune progressive slot machine and walked away with $4.5 million.

Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas - 1980

This story goes back quite a bit but it is certainly one for the gambling history books. William Lee Bergstrom strolled into the Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas with two suitcases. In the first, he had $777,000 in cash. The second was empty. Bergstrom went directly to the craps table and placed all $777,000 on a single Don't Pass line bet - and won! He put the winnings in the second suitcase and drove away a happy man.

As you can see, not everyone has to rely on daily gambling and a sound strategy to win big at some of the world's most popular games. Sometimes, it's all about luck and perfect timing. After all, someone has to win. Shouldn't that someone be you?

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