Winners Report: February 2009
Slots Winners Weekly Report: February 2009
4 jackpot slots winners who tell
Report for 2-25-09
While waiting at the airport...
McCarter, 41 of Tahlequah, OK was waiting for her nephew in Reno
airport and had just hit for $350. while playing the nickel Wheels.
Moving up to the dollar Wheel of Fortune, and betting $40. of her
winnings brought a huge surprise and Megajackpot of $1,401,563. The
mother of four says she will continue working and this win is the
beginning of things changing for the better. “This is crazy, but this
will make life better for my children.”
2) 2 Hits in 4 Days
Roberge, 44, from New Hampshire hit for $257,845. at a quarter Wheel of
Fortune located at the Vegas McCarran Airport. After playing only $20.
at his favorite machine, while awaiting his flight home, this happy
player is the second jackpot hit in 4 days. “I’ve always had a
positive attitude about playing and believe someone has to hit it,”
stated Roberge. There is no retirement in the future; however, another
visit to Vegas is a certainty.
3) Pennies Result in a MegaJackpot Win
Rowe, an accountant from Warsaw, IN struck for a $708,135 jackpot while
playing a Wheel of Fortune Special Edition MegaJackpot penny slot at
the Four Winds Casino, MI.
“Wheel of Fortune is my favorite,” Rowe
stated and this machine was “the only seat available at the time.”
After her big win was realized, she said, “I was in shock. I did not
know how much I won. But my husband did.” Rowe’s winnings will be used
to purchase a new car and house plus pay off some bills.
4) AC Tournament Winner
City Hilton and Resorts teamed up to present the Wheel of Fortune $1
Million Winner Takes All Slot Tournament and the winner is...Thomas
Hedenberg, 63, of Mantua, NJ. The new millionaire said, “As a
regular player at the Hilton, I had the opportunity to participate in
the contest for $1 million, and was lucky enough to win the
tournament!” “We chose to come to the Hilton to celebrate my wife’s
“Winning $1 million dollars…Wow! What a way to celebrate.”
Winners Report for
1) A Student, College and the Fortune
Kelley, a student from Somerville, MA was visiting the Mohegan Sun
Casino in CT with her parents when a Wheel of Fortune Special Edition
slot caught her eye.After betting approximately $100, she struck for a
true Megajackpot of
$3.5 million. “I did not realize I won millions,” the stunned winner
stated.“I thought it was thousands. I started to shake and my mom was
nuts!” Her future is set with plans to complete college and buy a house.
2) Another Strike in the Desert
Jefferson said. "I really don't gamble. I always played the nickels.
I don't know why I played the dollars." Good move
schoolteacher from Ballwin, MO as she went on to hit a
jackpot at the dollar Wheel of Fortune progressive located in Wild
Horse Casino, AZ. After a small cash outlay of only $20,
Jefferson mused about how this win will change her life. "I was going
to retire this year or next. Well it is now this year".
3) A Wheel Fan Who Likes to Play
Riccomini, 27 from California says, “If you don’t play, you have no
chance of winning.” He took that theme along to Reno for a birthday
trip with his wife and neighbors. “I am a big Wheel of Fortune fan,”
said Riccomini. “On our way to Reno,
we were chanting...Wheel of Fortune!”
He hit for a $1,138, 513. jackpot at a dollar Wheel at the Silver
Legacy Resort Casino. Before
the jackpot hit, Riccomini says he was hoping to just break even. He
had always dreamed of winning a million dollars but thought the slot
had malfunctioned. “I was a realist. I had to call my friends and wife
to come over to the machine.” The winner has started a new business and
recently become a new parent
so the winnings will help with both.
4) Moving from Keno to Slots
Corral, 39, a housewife from Oceanside moved over to a Wheel of Fortune
slot when she wasn’t winning at keno while playing at the Pala Casino.
That decision resulted in a $282,091 jackpot. “I didn’t think I won
until someone told me,” stated Corral. “I’m shocked.” The surprise win
left Corral unsure of plans for the big win.
Winners Report for
Two=One Big Win
Jenna Zambotti, a homemaker from Niagara Falls, NY won $222,738 with
only a $20 bet playing the Wheel of Fortune quarters MegaJackpot at the
Seneca Casino. Zambotti said she “always plays Wheel of Fortune and
loves the spin feature.” “All I wanted was 1000 credits,” said the
“I didn’t know I won until a person playing next to me
tapped me on the shoulder.”
She will fund her children’s
education and her win will make life easier and less complicated.
Zambotti commented that “two is our number; I was born on the 22nd,
have two children and won $222,000.
2) An Argument Produces a Jackpot Win
Sammy Zabib was getting an earful from his girlfriend for forgetting to
buy her a pair of designer jeans she spotted in a casino boutique.
He got up at 5 a.m. and drove three hours to Atlantic City, arriving at
the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa before the boutique opened.
With some time to kill, he sat down at a Brazil Slingo slot machine and
started playing, betting $4 a spin for about an hour.
"I was just trying to kill time until the store opened so I could get
her those jeans," he said. "Then the machine stopped working. I didn't
know why, so I called security. They came over, took a look at it, and
said, 'You won the jackpot!'"
After receiving his payout of nearly $800,000. from the casino, Zabib
completed his mission, buying the pair of jeans that his
girlfriend had wanted so badly.
3) Hunka, Hunka Cash
Kimberly Sheridan, a regular at the Mohegan Sun hit for $452,464. at an
Elvis MultiStrike penny progressive slot. Sheridan wagered only $75 and
when the machine froze during play, she said she thought, “the machine
had a glitch.”
Her plans were more for the immediate, rather than future.
was going to see the Huskies play, so now I am sending more relatives
down to see the game—on me.”
There would also be a lobster dinner at the casino. As for her current
job, the smiling winner said, “I love what I do.”
4) It’s the Wheel for Juan
Juan Antonio Vargas, a 52 year-old mechanic from Laredo, TX hit for
$2,864,791 at a quarter Wheel of Fortune slot at Isle of Capri
With a small wager of $16, the future was set in motion--pay off debts
and take his family on vacation. “This will help make life a lot more
fun,” Vargas said.
Winners Report for
1) She Would Have Been So
Montalvo, a boilermaker/pipe fitter foreman and his buddies completed a
project in Louisiana and decided to relax at the Eldorado Casino.
betting about $300. and waiting for the bonus spin, this astonished
player hit a $1.3 million Megajackpot at a five-dollar Wheel of Fortune
slot. “I was excited and surprised that I started yelling for my
friends. They weren’t even watching.” “Once they came to the machine,
we all started yelling!”
Future plans include a vacation with his son and buying land in
Fremont, TX, but no retirement for now. It
was a sad and happy win for Montalvo as he lost his wife about a year
ago. “She would have been so proud,” said the new millionaire.
2) Maryland Wins Big
Peters was the recipient of the Las Vegas Venetian’s largest jackpot
ever to date while playing on a Wheel of Fortune game.
The Maryland resident won $2,584,546 after playing $50 in the
3) $85 and a Birthday Win.
Selby Wilbourne, a 45 year old retail manager from Melbourne, FL was
celebrating her mom’s birthday at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, MS.
A quarter Wheel slot with a bet of $85. produced a win of
first I would not let myself believe that I had won such a large amount
because I didn’t want to get my hopes up,” said the winner until the
verification. “Now, I am in plain shock. I never thought this could
happen to me.” “I love playing the Wheel of Fortune machine because I
enjoy the television show so much,” she said. “I guess my dedication as
a show viewer has finally paid off.” The jackpot will help with her
future retirement and a new car.
4) The Wheel and a Tax Refund
L. Wells of Bethalto, Illinois didn't waste any time taking her tax
refund to the casino that in turn produced a $1,451,299 Wheel of
An available machine at Fitzgerald's Casino in
Robinsonville, MS caught her eye and gave her what she thought was a
$1,000, or possibly $14,000 jackpot before a casino employee corrected
that to a top jackpot score.
Wells said she plans to pay off her
house and car, and buy her son a new truck. "It will ease the load and
we will not want for anything."
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