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4 Insanely Huge Gambling Wins!

  • 31 Mar 15
  • Written by Betsy Green

huge gambling winsNow, there’s nothing quite like a few success stories of epic proportions to get you thinking positively and feeling like a winner. Of course, it is very true that in the gambling world, anything at all is possible.

So without further a due, lets take a look at some of the biggest, best and jaw dropping wins of all time!

The Megabucks hit!

A cocktail waitress from the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas named Cynthia Jay was celebrating her future mother in law’s birthday. She took a gamble on the Megabucks slot machine, which holds a state-wide lottery jackpot that had rolled over for quite some time. On her ninth pull Cynthia won a staggering $34,959,458.56! The biggest Megabucks jackpot in history!

Breaking the bank at Monte Carlo

Breaking the bank means winning every chip on the table. This was actually accomplished by the very luck Charles Deville Wells. He managed to break the bank at Monte Carlo in 1891 winning the equivalent of $500,000 in today’s currency in one evening game of pure, good old-fashioned LUCK!

Vegas Luck

Gambling fan Archie Karas did what we all think is the impossible. Driving to Vegas in 1992 with a humble $50 in his back pocket he hoped to win big. At Binion’s Horseshoe casino, he ran into a friend who spotted him $10,000 so he could play high-stakes Razz. In this unusual poker variant, the lowest hand wins. Given Karas’s recent luck, he figured this was the perfect game for him. And it was: Three hours after his $10,000 loan, he repaid the debt with 50 per cent interest and had plenty more to keep playing. His streak continued—for three years. He amassed $40 million.

Sean Connery and his Roulette rule

In 1963, Connery was in Italy at a casino in the Alps. He stepped up to the roulette wheel and placed his money on 17. It missed. He tried it again, and it missed again. On the third roll, 17 came in. He left his winnings there, and the 35–1 wager hit again. After hitting twice in a row, he still left the winnings in place. Incredibly, 17 came in for the third time in a row, against odds of some 50,000 to 1. Mr. Bond cleared over 17 million Lire, which was over £10,000 (roughly £163,000 in today’s market). After the third 17, Connery collected his winnings and left.

These wins of gigantic proportions highlight the fact that anything can happen! Have you got a great winning story you’d like to share with us?

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