Winners Report: September
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5 jackpot slots winners who tell
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are a Girl’s Best
Marilyn Monroe Diamond Cinema slot is a favorite of Karen Smith and
after only 15 minutes and $40 worth of play; she was rewarded with a
‘shimmering’ jackpot of $2,155,280.
Karen of Cherokee Village, AR
likes to play at Imperial Palace hotel casino in Biloxi MS. She didn’t
realize she won until she checked the meter again. “I was in disbelief.
I needed confirmation from my friend, Lois. I am going to share my
winning by helping others”, said Smith.
2) No More School Days
Powers, 67 may soon be an ex-teacher and just enjoy life with her
husband and family thanks to a $1,676,000 jackpot on a dollar Wheel of
Fortune machine at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino. After only $40
play, she said, “When I realized that I won the big jackpot, I thought
I was pretty low key, but then someone asked me where I work, and I
couldn’t remember!” Powers said.
“I guess I was more excited that
I realized. I love Wheel of Fortune and since I live near the Suncoast,
I usually play one particular bank of machines here”, “I really enjoy
coming here because the people are so friendly”.
Buying a boat is part of the future for this Las Vegas resident.
3) Pinch Yourself
Gibson of Camino, CA is still in disbelief over the fact that he's an
instant millionaire. He hit a Wheel of Fortune quarters MegaJackpot for
$2,621,685 at the Pinion Plaza Casino in Carson City, NV.
said he always plays the Wheel of Fortune game, and that he put $20 in
the machine, played for a while, then put in another $20 and it hit. "I
had a really strong feeling that I was going to win big.
I just knew
it," said Gibson, who was in town to visit with his brother in-law. "I
tried my luck for a while at the table games and then came over to play
Wheel of Fortune with my wife.
I had to wait a few minutes until the man playing the machine next to
her got up and left.
it hit, the bell started ringing and I looked up at the meter and
thought I won $4,600, but then I looked again and almost had a stroke.
I couldn't believe it."
The facilities manager stated that he won't
leave his job because he enjoys what he does and he wouldn't know what
to do with himself if he didn't go to work. He did say his
Candice, probably would not work as much.
4) The Hits Keep Comin’
Harris’ day was off to a rousing start with two jackpot wins of over
$3000 and her husband’s take of $2000 while playing at
Station Casino, Vegas.
Moreover, the hits just kept on coming with
a huge strike of $1.6 million at the Wheel of Fortune Special
Edition video slot.
“The game looked like fun, so I played it”, said
Harris. With less than $20 and a few minutes of her time, the five
reels aligned in just the right position.
The big winner, a Los
Angeles bank employee, made a family trek to Vegas in celebration of
Mother’s Day for her 90 year-old mother.
“My mom can’t believe
that she has lived long enough to see her daughter become a
millionaire.” Harris said. “I can’t believe it either!”
5) Divorced and Happy
divorce is never easy, a Bunker Hill, WV man offered some laughter
after his win on a 50-cent progressive Wheel of Fortune at AC Trump
Plaza Hotel & Casino.
“I just called my ex-wife to see if
she was sure she wanted to be divorced,” said the winner, Frank Citro
Sr. who could see some humor in the situation.
“I have always
wanted to take a cruise, and now I will—and you can bet that I won’t
invite my ex”. Citro, 47, owns a cleaning-service business and relates
his winning story.
After dinner, I found my favorite Wheel of
Fortune machine was not available, so I tried the machine next to it.
After 20 minutes and $50, the three Wheel of Fortune symbols lined up
for a $977,701 jackpot.
“When I saw the three symbols and heard the
bells go off, I said to myself that this better not be a malfunction”.
“When they told me it was real, I started screaming. It’s taken 10
minutes for it to sink in that this is really happening”.
taking that cruise, Citro plans to pay off his mortgage, share his good
fortune with his two daughters and donate to cancer research and his
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She selected a dollar Millionaire Sevens Bally progressive machine at
the Sycuan Resort and Casino in El Cajon, CA and hit the jackpot for
“I was in the process of changing machines when I sat down at a
Millionaire Sevens progressives which I had played quite a number of
times in past visits. My strategy was to invest $21 which would give me
seven spins. If I didn’t get anything, I was going to try another
So begins the winning story as told by Alice Kane, the 75-year-old
mother, grandmother and great grandmother of two who loves to play the
“I lined up three flaming 7’s which got me in the bonus mode. After
spinning up to $1000, I’m thinking, “Oh great, that’s the most I’ve
ever won on this machine.” Then when it started to spin again, I said
“Wow! and then I’ll be darned it spun again for the big jackpot. I was
just kind of stunned. It was pretty unbelievable.”
Alice maintains, “I am just the type who maintains a low profile rather
than making a fool of myself, yelling and jumping and screaming and
Alice continued, “Yes, this one will be tough to top, but I’ve heard so
many times people will win something big, and they’ll turn around and
win something more. It’s kind of like the start of the pattern of
winning. I don’t know if that’s going to be the case or not but I’m not
going to change my gaming habits. You set your limits, because when
you’re losing, it’s too easy to lose a lot.”
Lastly, Alice notes, “The only change this money will make in my life
is knowing that I’m able to do something for my family. Fortunately, my
oldest son is an attorney and my granddaughter’s new husband is a
financial wizard, so we pretty well have that covered. But making
provisions entails quite a bit. I have to have my living trust changed
and all kinds of stuff like that.”
2) One Big Spin for this Canadian
Velma Armitt, a Canadian retiree from Winnipeg, MB, won $1,332,896 when
she decided to spin for the Megabucks jackpot at the Shooting Star
Casino in Mahnomen, MN. Armitt was traveling to the casino by
bus to attend a two-day seminar, when just one spin produced a new
She stated that she usually does not play the higher- denomination
games. "I’m very cautious with money and love the quarter and 5-cent
games, but before going home, I decided to try the big one".
Both Velma and her husband said they love to travel and will be taking
a lot more trips now. She also plans to use her winnings to help her
3) It's Shocking!
Ariel Miller, from Bellevue, NE is in a state of shock since becoming a
millionaire. The big hit was at the Bluffs Run Casino in
Council Bluffs, Iowa, on a Wheel slot and it was his first time trying
the game. Someone was seated at the machine he normally
plays, so he decided it was a good time to see what the Wheel of
Fortune was all about. While waiting for his drink order, he
decided that when his waitress arrived he would cash out and venture
back over to his favorite machine to see if it was available.
However, Ariel never made it back. The right symbols lined up
just right for a win of $1,062,520.
"I couldn't believe it until players around me began to congratulate
me," said Miller, who is already retired. As for his plans
for spending the money, he says, "I'll just use what's left after my
wife gets what she wants. I'll probably put some in CDs."
4) Fortunate Florida One
Cecil Stames of Milton, FL spun and won on the Wheel of Fortune dollar
slots at the Isle of Capri Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
outlay of only 20 dollars, he won $4,436, 033. Starnes, who is self
employed, had been playing the dollar
Sizzlin' 7's but wasn't having much luck. He got up to wander, saw the
casino's new Wheel slots, and decided, "to give them a go". He said,
"the Isle of Capri is the only casino where he wins." When asked what
he would with his windfall, Starnes said, "Buy a new car and spend
5) Her Luck Changes
“I didn’t think it would hit anything today because my luck has been so
bad”, stated Angelian Giulin, but The Blue Water Casino in AZ proved
this weekly visitor wrong.
A stake of $20. at a Wheel of Fortune, Red, White & Blue slot
delivered a $320,998 MegaJackpot.
Giulin, an office manager from Blythe, CA. says, “My player’s card was
blocking the view of the third reel and I didn’t know I won until the
lady next to me told me so.” When asked about her plans. Angelian
stated clearly, “I have seven children and fourteen grandchildren—need
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1) It's Magic
Celeste has worked for years in the family's equipment rental business.
Recently, her mother gave her a lucky pendant and she is
she is responsible for the win. In addition, her father gave her a $100
bill for the trip and told her to use that money to buy chips for
Therefore, he's now positive that his $100 gift is responsible for her
new fortune. Celeste was so touched by what her father said after
hearing of her win. He said, "Celeste, you've always done for others,
now you can do for yourself."
Let's back up a bit while Celeste of Albany, GA tells her
"It was one of those magical nights when we couldn't lose. We were
having such fun and winning on almost every machine we chose to play.
We're not big gamblers, but maybe now we will be!"
"My mother and father love to gamble, and my mother had been comped a
room at the Imperial Palace in Biloxi, MI. She graciously invited my
brother and me to join in the celebration.
Earlier in the evening, my friend and I had been playing the Wheel of
Fortune machines and won $500.
Just before going up to the room, we
decided to go back to the Wheel of Fortune to see if we would have any
When the three Wheel of Fortune symbols appeared, nothing
happened; there were no bells or flashing lights."
My friend said, "I
think you won $10,000." Then I said, "No, I think I won the progressive
While I sat at the machine waiting for someone to arrive, I began to
get nervous and said to my companion, "You better go find someone in
case we have a power failure and I lose the entire jackpot."
He left to find an attendant and when they returned they confirmed that
I did win the progressive jackpot of $1,195,974.
It was now 2:52 a.m. and we were far from being tired after all the
excitement. Celeste added, "It was hilarious--the hotel personnel
immediately moved us to the penthouse suite. We waited around until
later, and then called my mother and brother to tell them our room had
been changed and to come up to our suite to visit us.
My brother immediately said, "How much did you win, $10,000?"
"No a lot more than that. Just put your robes on and come up to the
When they arrived, we held up the check and I took a picture of my
mother's face when she saw the amount!"
How does she feel about the win? "I felt very humbled and thankful for
my blessings. It's been a wonderful experience." Her future plans are
simple for now, "we've put it in CDs until we can decide."
2) Happy Returns
Michael Figueroa of Citrus Heights, CA, said they were celebrating his
friend's 30th birthday at Horizon Casino, Lake Tahoe when they decided
to play some slot machines. Michael got the best gift with a heavy hit
of $615,176 at a Wheel of Fortune quarter progressive.
He had only
invested $20 and stated, "I always play the Wheel of Fortune machines
because I love to get to spin the wheel". “I kept thinking that I
really wanted to hit the jackpot and had just repeated that to my wife
when it hit. I was in shock, stunned.”
Michael, who is self-employed, said he would spend wisely,
live a little more comfortably and extend his trip to Lake Tahoe.
3) Ride to Riches, Indeed
Janet McDonald likes to winter in Scottsdale, AZ where she and a friend
took the Flamingo's 'Ride to Riches' pink bus to Laughlin.
After only $20 and five minutes, the Wheel came through with a gigantic
win of $1,998,173.
The retired French teacher from Fulton, NY stated, "I've won before,
but not like this," "The biggest jackpot before today was
I didn't realize at first what I won. My friend Carolyn had to
explain it to me."
When asked what she would do with all that money, she sighed, "It
really hasn't sunk in yet. It doesn't feel real."
4) Airport Jackpot
While waiting for his flight home to Akron, OH, Jerome
Volchko bet $10 at a Wheel of Fortune quarter slot in McCarran Airport,
Las Vegas. His Vegas trip with family had not been that great, but this
last-minute stop produced a $2 million dollar windfall for the
43-year-old employee of Wonder Bread. This new money will pay some
bills, buy a new home and allow possible early retirement.
5) Pop that Champagne Cork
Anthony Vighione, owner of several video rental stores in Milford, CT,
plays the Popeye video slots often and says they're his favorite. While
playing at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT, Anthony hit an
eye-popping payday of $508,594. at a quarter Popeye progressive machine.
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49-year old woman celebrating her 27th wedding anniversary with here
husband at Sam’s Town in Robinsonville, MS grabbed a $2,861,426 jackpot
on a dollar Wheel of Fortune. Linda J. Lemaster, from Gaffney, SC said
she had just left another slot to let her husband play when she bet her
last $3. It was just after 1:30 am and Linda said she was looking
forward to returning to her hotel room and getting some shut-eye.
Then…”I felt like I was going to pass out” stated the winner. “I was in
Future plans include a new home for her son, daughter-in-law and
grandson along with a sizeable contribution to her church.
2) Happy Happy!
Rosarlo Ontiveros, a contractor from El Paso, Texas made one of her
regular visits to Casino Apache, Mescalaro, NM.
"I always play Wheel of Fortune, she said, and then added that it was
also her birthday."
a win of $505,285 on a one-dollar Wheel of Fortune progressive, she
said, "I plan to buy my granddaughter a car, invest and save, save,
save, but maybe a Jaguar for my husband".
3) Early Morning Jackpot Rain
Ray Barron, a lifelong Vista resident and early-riser was playing the
slots at Valley View Casino when he put a $20 bill into a Wheel of
Fortune dollar slot and hit for a $1,608,985 jackpot.
palm-tree broker and has three daughters whom he plans to help with his
winnings. He also plans to use his winnings to pay off debt and return
$40 he owes his mother.
Barron, a frequent Valley View Casino
visitor, was ‘over the top’ and amazed when his loyalty paid off. “I
come to this casino because it’s close to home, has great people and I
like the machines. I was due for a win!”
4) Wishes Come True
This particular Wheel of Fortune slot only required $60 for the wishes
of housewife, Renee Totsky to come true.
from New Berlin, WI won a $700,191 MegaJackpot at Potowatomi Bingo and
Casino in Milwaukee, WI. Just the week before, her payday netted $900
and a wish that if only she could hit the big one just once.
When the Wheel symbols lined up just right, Renee started crying with
the realization of the event.
to say, I’m very happy”. she stated. Her plans include
paying a few bills and saving the rest for now.
5) Now, I’m a Millionaire!
called me a millionaire after I won, and all I could think was that I
never thought I’d be one” said Carolyn Warmke, a 57 year-old sales
manager for radio stations from Brenham, TX.
She said that when
she realized she had won $1,074,556. on a dollar Cash for Life--Triple
Spin Stars & Bars reel spinning slot machine at Grand Casino
Coushatta, her immediate reaction was to start crying.
visitors, Carolyn and her husband, Jerry came to celebrate his 60th
birthday. Carolyn approached the new Cash for Life slot and was very
happy to hit for $1000 in the beginning.
After dinner, her husband
suggested she continue playing the same machine. With just $16 in play,
she hit the gigantic jackpot. “When he came back, I was sitting there
in a daze because I’d won,” she said. The Warmkes said they would use
the winnings to pay off some bills and “to make our family
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