It is the dream of every online casino enthusiast to hit the right combination and win a massive slots jackpot. With the chances of winning big (and we are talking really big) not always that commonplace, many people turn to progressive slots in the hope that if they do win, the payout would be life changing. And of course, this does happen, and we are constantly reminded of these luckily players who happen to trigger the right combination and become instant millionaires. Because you never know, it could just be you next!
The chances of winning a progressive jackpot are relatively slim, as while other slots pay out jackpots regularly, these games payout far less frequently to allow their prize pools to accumulate to epic proportions.
So now we can ask the question, how likely is it that someone could actually win the jackpot more than once? We are now talking statistics where you are more likely to have a UFO land on your front lawn, hand you an ice cream and abduct your dog. In mathematical terms, we are looking at numbers of exceeding 625 million to 1.
But this doesn’t mean that it hasn’t happened. In fact, is has happened to a number of people all over the world.
Elmer Sherwin in the US
Just imagine how you would react if you won the jackpot, kept playing and won again? This is the reality of some of the players who have done just that. In 1989, an elderly man named Elmer Sherwin won a staggering $4.6 million on the Megabucks slot machine at the Cannery Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas. It was Elmer’s belief, that if he could do it once, he could do it again. Turns out, he was right. He kept going back to the same machine and in 2005; he did it again at the age of 92.
Sandam in London
More recently, a woman in South London was playing online slots from her home computer when she inexplicably won the jackpot playing MegaJackpots Star Lanterns off a single £10 bet. Sometime later that month, the woman, who’s user name is Sandam, decided to try her luck again on the same slot and she just happened to win the jackpot again off another £10 bet. With a cool £1.75 million in the bank, she goes down as one of the luckiest players to ever play slots online.
Igshaan in South Africa
Just a few weeks ago, a player named Igshaan in South Africa was playing the online King of Olympus slot. In a single gaming session, Igshaan managed to hit the Extra Power jackpot twice, pulling in a massive 380,298 ZAR. It just goes to show that despite what we may think, winning twice in a row does happen.