Winning a jackpot at non GamStop casinos is every slot player’s dream. The possible winnings range into the millions and the top ten wins on slot machines all exceed an amount of ten million US dollars. Many of these mega wins on slot machines have been won by players in Las Vegas, but non-GamStop casino players also have a chance at such a win when playing slots!
Top 9 Slots Wins
Many of the top 9 mega slot machine wins have occurred on land-based slots in Las Vegas casinos. However, there are also two non-GamStop casino winners on the following list.
The maximum win on a slot machine is usually limited to an internal jackpot. However, there are also progressive jackpot slots that have an ever-growing jackpot total.
The main prize is therefore open at the top, at least in theory. For comparison, we have compiled the top 9 casino winnings.
For example, the popular Megabucks slot, which has the record wins on our list below, each starts with a jackpot total of $7 million. Through the real money stakes of the players, this sum steadily increases until a lucky winner hits the jackpot.
1. $39.7 Million: Ethan Miller at the Excalibur Casino in Las Vegas
In March 2003, the then 25-year-old Los Angeles programmer won the Megabucks slot at Excalibur Casino in Las Vegas. The jackpot win broke all records and is still the highest slot win of all time.
With a total bet of around $100, the player won a record $39,713,982.25.
2. $27.5 Million at the Palace Station Resort Casino in Las Vegas
A 67-year-old retired flight attendant played the Megabucks slot at the Palace Station Casino in Las Vegas in November 1998. According to her own statements, she only planned to invest just $100 but then extended her budget by another $200.
The investment paid off: she won a record $27,582,539 – the largest Megabucks jackpot in history up to that point. The woman said she had been visiting the casino with her husband for 23 years, but described herself as a casual gambler.
Luck seemed to be on her side as just a few months earlier she had won $680,000 playing the Wheel of Fortune slot at the same casino. The couple didn’t have a long wish list and wanted to use the record profit for travel. The winner also announced that she intends to tip the casino staff generously.
3. $23 Million at a Non-GamStop Casino
In January 2013 a player from Finland won the Mega Fortune jackpot at a non-GamStop casino. The lucky player won a sum of €17,861,813 with a bet of just 25 cents. At that time, the total winnings were around 23 million US dollars.
Mega Fortune is a progressive jackpot developed by NetEnt. The jackpot set the second Guinness World Record for PAF.com online casino, beating the previous total of around €11.7 million.
4. $22.6 Million: Johanna Heundl at Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas
Retiree Johanna Heundl celebrated her birthday at Bally’s Casino in May 2002 at the age of 74. She took advantage of a loyalty customer birthday offer and received two free nights and a $100 credit.
After the free credit was used up, the birthday child wanted to move on to the breakfast buffet. Instead, she deposited another $100 to continue playing a Megabucks slot. She was hoping for the lower jackpot of $3,000.
After a total bet of only $170, she hit what was then the third-biggest Megabucks jackpot, winning $22,618,156. It was the 57th Megabucks jackpot paid out by IGT and the first at Bally’s Casino.
5. $21.3 Million at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
In June 1999, a 49-year-old Illinois businesswoman was gambling at Caesars Palace Casino. She bet a total of just $10 on the Megabucks progressive slot and won a $21.3 million jackpot.
6. $21 Million: Elmer Sherwin at the Cannery Casino in Las Vegas
War veteran Elmer Sherwin won the Megabucks progressive jackpot in 2005 at the age of 92. He won a whopping $21.1 million on a maximum bet of $3.
The pensioner was overjoyed because he had hoped to win. He wanted to win the jackpot twice in his life. 16 years earlier, in 1989, Elmer Sherwin had won $4.6 million on a Megabucks slot at Mirage Casino.
According to the manufacturer, his odds of winning two such jackpots were one in billions, if not trillions.
7. $17.3 Million at M Resort Casino in Las Vegas
In December 2012, an anonymous player won the Megabucks progressive jackpot at M Resort Casino in Las Vegas. As a loyal player, he had a coupon from the resort and won the sum of $17,329,817.
Another player pointed out to the lucky winner that he had hit the jackpot. Just in January of the same year, another player won the sum of around 12.7 million US dollars playing the progressive Megabucks slot at Aria Casino in Las Vegas.
8. $16.6 Million: Jonathon Heywood at a Non-GamStop Casino
In October, the then 26-year-old Brit Jonathon Heywood from Cheshire played the popular progressive jackpot slot Mega Moolah from Microgaming at a non-GamStop casino. For a bet of just 25p, the player won around £13.2 million, the equivalent of around US$16.6 million.
According to his own statement, the first thing the lucky winner wanted to do was cover medical costs for his ailing father, who had a heart-lung transplant. Then he wanted to buy a Bentley.
9. $14.3 million at Rampart Casino in Las Vegas
Megabuck is a progressive jackpot popular with slot fans in Las Vegas. In December 2013, an anonymous player at Rampart Casino won a million-dollar jackpot with a total bet of only around $20.
The man just wanted to show a friend the casino and let himself be carried away to a spontaneous round of slot machines. He won the sum of $14,282,544. From this, he donated generously to his church community and charitable causes.