Winners Report: January
Slots Winners Weekly Report, January brings you 5 jackpot winners
Slots Winners Report for 1-28
1) The Winning System
A Wheel of Fortune slot, $20 and the Isle of Capri Casino in Bossier
turned out to be the winning formula for Beth Rodell. Beth, a resident
of Centreville, TX
explained her 'system' that enabled her
to walk away with $1,156,831. "I just love the slots, Wheel
of Fortune quarters
and the Jeopardy! Game." "I cashed out on this
machine and was ready to move on to
another. But, I always play three more times after I cash
out on any slots. It sure paid off this time. I couldn't
"I was shocked when I realized it was the Big
One.". Besides allowing for a much better retirement, Beth will share
bounty with her children.
2) How Much Did You
Helen and Paul Miesemer, retired teachers, head out to the Atlantic
boardwalk casinos at least once a week. Helen
selected a Wheel of Fortune at the Taj and after $125, up popped the
three WOF icons and a jackpot of $1,209,524, much to the shock of
"I can't believe it" and "I didn't realize
how much it was until the attendant came up and told me" was the reply.
In the afterglow of the win, Helen's husband Paul was
contacted in their hotel room as he prepared for an upcoming party.
recalls, "They told me my wife wanted me to come down to the casino
because she had won a lot of money". I asked, "How much, a couple
thousand?" Then they said, "No, 1.2 million."
As Helen and Paul prepared for a winner's photo session,
Helen turned to Paul and asked if her hair looked okay.
His reply, "You look like a
The money will be put to good use for the purchase of a new
car and assisting relatives with a new business.
Curiosity Nets a
John Galle, a 57 year old Recreation Dept worker from Vancleve,
the Grand Casino in Biloxi
and the journey produced an $860,090 payday.
After playing a dollar Wheel of Fortune progressive, Galle
said, "I thought I had won $860, I was ecstatic when I realized I hit
big one." Galle
had a feeling
that a jackpot was coming his way. "I bet $160 and walked away with
Future plans including paying off his house and debts, but
won't quit his job. "I'd drive my wife crazy if I stayed at home all
4) "No More
When Tamith Ashley hit for $334,449, she was asked about
future plans. Her reply, "Three kids in college, no more information
Ashley was playing her favorite 'I Dream of Jeannie' penny slots
at Fire Lake Casino in Shawnee, OK
and after only $20. play, the progressive slot provided a nice payday.
When the machine froze, she thought something was wrong, but
an attendant told her all was indeed right and the top jackpot was
5) Dreams Provide the
Patti Ruth Piottowski-Delaney, a retiree from Anchorage,
says, "I was
awake half the night
thinking about that machine."
She said her visit to the
casino was planned
and she chose the winning slot because it was her favorite. That
of Fortune, quarters gave this dreamer a $708,481. Megajackpot at Gila
Casino in Laveen, AZ.
Patti's first consideration is paying
off two condos and a
Winners Report for 1-21
Family Gathering Produces a Millionaire
The family of Eradyn
Perez, 34 of Houston, TX. gathered
at the Isle of Capri Grand Palais Casino
Charles, LA. After an
input of just $60, Perez hit at the
quarter Wheel of Fortune
the grand tune
said, “I thought I won $1500, not the statewide progressive.”
about future plans for the windfall, Perez said he will continue
working as a
waiter at a Houston
chose her favorite slot, a Wheel of
Fortune $5 machine at Caesars Palace in Vegas
while in town to celebrate her
birthday. The best of gifts came her way with a huge MegaJackpot
payday of $2,878,912.
“I saw the three symbols, and I
was looking up to see what I had won,” she stated. “I thought I was
when I realized I had hit the jackpot.”
Future plans include
paying some bills and continue working.
Double Fortune—Vegas Style
There is no denying
that Wheel of Fortune are the most popular progressives, but a
in Vegas proves the point.
First up is Kosta
Geranis, 46, of Las Vegas
who hit quickly at about
6PM at the
Boulder Station for $694,498.
at a quarter Wheel.
very slot machine had paid out
previously for Geranis, but certainly not a MegaJackpot. Kosta’s future
are to purchase land, pay bills while caring for his family.
Two hours later at
the Golden Nugget, Celeste Baumert, 45, a CPA of Gretna, NE lines up a
just right for $204,030 and states her history with this particular
“I played this
machine the last time I was in Vegas and won a little money on it, so I
to try again.” Baumert’s future is summed up with, “Buy a car for my
college, make some investments, give some to charity and take a
Daughter’s Wish Fulfilled
Once upon a time,
Niemann’s daughter wanted to attend Watertown Christian School in
SD but the price was high.
Thus, Mom chose the
Dakota Sioux Casino and a Beverly Hillbillies penny machine
better than the rest.” The Hillbillies cooperated with a huge strike of
only does Jennifer’s
daughter get her wish, but the winnings will buy a new home, pay bills
allow for a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
The I Love Lucy show
has many fans and that’s the reason Melinda chose this progressive slot
first visit to Jackson Rancheria Casino in Jackson, CA. The dollar
I Love Lucy slot produced a $301,276.
Melinda just before she was ready to hit the road.
was discombobulated and in disbelief,” said
Melinda whose future plans include investing in real estate.
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Day Tripper Slots Winner
An anonymous New
Yorker’s day trip to AC resulted in a $1,630,330. win. The now millionaire,
construction worker hit the huge payday while playing a Wheel of
progressive slot machine at Resorts AC.
The startled winner
stated that he was not sure what his plans for the money might be.
However, as he has
done in the past, he will likely make a return trip to AC.
in the Future
“I was initially
looking for the quarter machines, but couldn’t find them, so decided to
play dollars.” Geraldine Mack of Henderson NV then played
about $100 at Wheel of Fortune and won $1,412,982.
didn’t know I had won,” said Mack, “a gentlemen two machines down told
me I had
won $2000 and I was thrilled, then another person told me it was a
Geraldine, a 69 year
old retiree and her son were playing at the Flamingo, a Vegas strip
continued, “We play at the Flamingo often and I always play Wheel, the
white and blue version. I called my daughter immediately after
huge jackpot and she said that she had a feeling that I was going to
Plans for the future
include paying off her home and bills, and accompanying her daughter
and son to Hawaii.
Having a Good Time
Milford Griffin, 65,
went off to play at his favorite casino, Eldorado in Shreveport, LA and favorite
slot—Wheel of Fortune. This retiree
not only had a good
time, but also was rewarded with an $829,420 MegaJackpot.
“I was totally surprised.
I had no idea I had
won that much,” said the smiling
winner. Griffin continued
about his big hit, “I’m going to
take care of the family and have a good time.”
is Right On!
Dewayne Vaughan, a
National Guardsman from Starkville, MS and his
wife choose Golden Moon Casino in Philadelphia, MS for a night
Family Feud quarter machine was another good choice awarding a
The winner “thought
there was something wrong with the machine,” but in the end said, “It
me achieve my goals.”
There’s a Spot for Me
of Dewittville, NY located a
spot for her at the Wheel of Fortune
resulting in a payoff of $331,174.
Patricia visits the
Allegheny Casino in Salamanca, NY. every few
weeks and said about the big hit
“I thought I had won a smaller prize, then I went numb.”
priority is to pay off some bills.
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Wheel Stops at
This lucky lady
approached the dollar Wheel of Fortune with a $50 bankroll at the
Bellagio, Las Vegas that
resulted in a huge payday of $1,344,582.
millionaire stated, “I was shocked and could not believe it. I’ve been
lucky streak, winning $75,000 from my state lottery a few weeks ago.”
Her future plans are
to take care of her family and give back to her community.
Before I Fly Away
a 34 year old lawyer from Pasadena, CA was in
Vegas for a friend’s shower. “I
hadn’t had much luck and had been a loser
all weekend, so right before I left for the airport, I took a chance,”
‘chance’ was a Wheel of Fortune quarter machine at the Paris Casino
that hit for a huge
payday of $1,088,868. After
a cash outlay
of only $60, Rappoport stated later, “I was attracted to the Wheel of
game because of the payouts,”
“I went totally blank and
didn’t realize what had
The new millionaire
will invest wisely and continue to work.
Wheel Good Choice
Jacqueline Beson, a
day care director explained that she usually plays the Elvis quarter
however, her favorite machine was being serviced, so she chose a Wheel
This choice resulted
in a $630,299 hit while playing at the Lake of Torches Casino in Lac Du
Beson was thinking
that her “guardian angel was on vacation.”, but now she looks forward
retirement and paying off her bills.
That It’s Available…
Calvin Sturgeon Jr.
was watching a particular slot throughout the evening and sat right
$30. when it was available. Shortly, the Family Feud quarter
for $323,014. at Golden Moon Hotel and Casino in Choctaw, MS.
Sturgeon, a fence
builder from Birmingham, AL, said, “I
could not believe I had won the
progressive.” He plans to
continue working and says about the winnings, “Just save it for now.”
Spins Will Do It
It took only five
spins at a Wheel of Fortune slot in the Imperial Palace,
Vegas to send Jennifer Peculis into shock
and the recipient of a $448,715 jackpot.
While waiting for a
late afternoon flight, Jennifer, 28 from Ohio and her
fiancé Ben decided that playing
slots would pass the time.
With only $10. in
play, Jennifer said, “I saw the first Wheel of Fortune symbol, then up
second and by the time the third came up it was a blur.”
Once she realized
what you had won, plans were made to pay off her house, her car and
loans with some ‘fun money’ left over.
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