A breath-taking gain
Megabucks slot machines appeared in the market less than one year before they became trendy. Terry Williams was living in California and decided to go and play in Harrah, a casino in Reno. That day was for him, under the sign of a good star, since he won 5 millions of dollars. A gain like this is real and it is usually paid trough 25 yearly rates.
The checks size XL are not real, they are only made for photos and reportages.
A bad luck
The history of casino has been signed also by really sad moments.
The 14th of March 2001, Krik Tolman, managed to put 3 identical symbols in a line with a Megabucks slot machine. While he was placing his bet, he was distracted by a friend sitting by his side. Because of that, the gain was less considerable: he won 10000 dollars with 2 inserted coins. If he would had added one more chip, the gain would have been of 7.96 millions of dollars.
This anecdote adds relevance to the strategy based on betting the maximum in order to avoid to get close to the jackpot and not getting it.
Two times is better than one
Progressive slot machines can sometimes hide a considerable prize, even highly valuable. Generally this type of machines is not particularly appreciated by players, since they find it not really interesting. However, someone living in Las Vegas does not entirely agree.
The Megabucks Blackjack has been got two times by the same person in Las Vegas. Elmer Sherwin won in 1989 an amount of 4.6 millions of dollars at Mirage Casino. The 19th of September 2005, he repeated the exploit winning 21.1 millions of dollars at Cannery casino.
The man signed the world of slot machines forever, since he is the first person who got two times the Jackpot given by Megabucks.