If you are looking for the true ?dream makers?, that award goes to the ever-increasing progressive jackpots.
I have compiled 5 of these Winning Stories to brighten your dreams tonight.
Vegas Big Hit
“Nothing is sweeter than winning $3.2 million in downtown Las Vegas,” says cab driver Robert Baker as he showed off the very large ceremonial check to tourists on Fremont Street.
The Elvira, Mistress of the Dark slot at the Golden Nugget Casino was the largest hit on a nickel slot machine and sets a new world record for the denomination.
?I play nickel progressives,? Baker said. ?They are my favorites and it really paid off today?.
After coming down, Baker says he will again be behind the wheel of his taxi as usual. ?I need to take some time to figure out what I?m going to do from this point, and going about my life as usual seems like the best way to keep my feet on the ground?.
One item that’s a sure buy and a lifelong dream is to buy a Lincoln Town car.
LA History is Made
The largest slot jackpot in the history of LA Gaming at Delta Downs Racetrack for $8,718,983 was a gigantic payday for Kyle Hilton DeVillier, a game warden from Schiro, TX.
DeVillier, 43, had played only $6 on the Wheel of Fortune slot with $7 in credits remaining.
?I had weak knees?, DeVillier said, after realizing he had become a multimillionaire. Future plans include a larger home and sending his two children to college.
?I?m lucky here at the Horizon,? said Marin. ?I have won a couple of jackpots, but never anything like this one?. Cesar Marin was still in shock with his millionaire status after hitting a Wheel of Fortune $5 MegaJackpot for $2,948,093 at the Horizon Resort Casino in Lake Tahoe.
The winner from Sacramento, CA played the $5 machine for about 15 minutes before his huge payday. ?I knew right away that I hit the big jackpot, but, I?m still in shock,? said Marin, who with his brother Jose owns and operates a concrete company. He further stated that he treats his parents to trips to Lake Tahoe often. “Life has certainly changed in an instant with this huge jackpot, but I will try to invest the money wisely. I?ll just have to let all this set in before I decide. I do know that I?m going to help out my family?.
Thanks for the College Fund, Mom
Kathy Losada, 42 of Boca Raton, FL enjoyed her Vegas getaway even more with a Wheel of Fortune Megajackpot win of $2.6 Million at Caesars Palace.
The new millionaire said she had been winning consistently during the trip, but wasn?t prepared for the ?big one?.
She immediately called her two teen-age children to tell them to pick out a new car ?to share?.
Also, leaving her health care industry job was on her mind. ?I?d like to be a stay-at-home soccer mom until my kids finish school. The 20-year annuity will ensure a college education,? said Losada.
?There is nothing more heartwarming that a big jackpot that makes possible a college education for two accomplished young people? said Caesars Palace President Mark Juliano. ?We wish Kathleen and her family all the happiness in the world?.
For herself, Lodada said she intended to visit the exclusive boutiques at Caesars Forum Shops and maybe splurge on a Louis Vutton purse.
Lucky Sevens Again
Caspar J. Guida of Brooklyn, NY won $1,161,019 on a Millionaire 777’s progressive Slot machine at Trump Marina Hotel Casino in Atlantic City.
A big fan of this slot, Mr. Guida becomes the second person to hit the top Millionaire 777 jackpot in AC.
As luck would have it, this winner was waiting to be paid for a smaller jackpot he’d just hit at a nearby slot when he decided to try the same game with another $100.
The investment paid off with a super progressive jackpot. While he has no immediate plans for the money, the retiree said to onlookers that he intends to throw a big party for his friends and family.
His choices are to either receive his winnings in one lump sum or have it paid out in annual installments over the next 20 years.