Man wins $7.2 million playing slots in friend's memory after funeral
A Michigan man went to Mississippi for a friend's funeral last week, and came back a multimillionaire.
Tyler Morris, 73, drove with his wife to attend the funeral of his longtime friend Max Anderson, 86, on Feb. 15, and stopped by one of Anderson's favorite hangouts afterward: The Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi, Miss. He decided to play penny slots in honor of Anderson, who had often gone with Morris to the casino over the years, and always played the slots.
Morris put his money on The Lor ...
Feb 21, 2013, 10:33 am - Lottery News forum
Marine credits karma for $2.9 million slots jackpot
A couple of days before he hit a jackpot of nearly $3 million, Cpl. Alexander Degenhardt learned he'd been accepted as a bone marrow donor to an anonymous patient.
They asked me if I was sure I wanted to go through with it, because it's kind of painful, but what's a little pain if it will save someone's life? the U.S. Marine said Friday. I look at this as kind of good karma for that.
Degenhardt's karma was worth more than $2.8 million, the second biggest jackpot for Bally Technologies, w ...
Feb 28, 2012, 9:57 am - Lottery News forum
Man to sue Austrian casino after $57 million jackpot denied
A gambler who thought he had won 37 million (US$57 million) on a slot machine has been offered a free meal and 60 (US$93) instead, after casino bosses said the jackpot was due to a software error .
Behar Merlaku, 26, played the winning machine at a casino in Bregenz, Austria.
Despite only getting four of the slot machine's five required matches, Mr. Merlaku was told he had won the massive jackpot complete with a winning bell and flashing screen.
However when he went to claim his prize, ...
Dec 14, 2011, 9:38 am - Lottery News forum
Casino says no way to $62 million slot machine payout
It seemed too good to be true a slot-machine jackpot of almost 43 million euros. And maybe it was.
Austrian state broadcaster ORF reports that Behar Merlaku is going to court over the refusal of the Bregenz casino to give him what he considers his win on March 26.
Casino officials do not dispute that the gaming machine showed a payout of nearly 43 million euros almost US$62 million. But they say that a malfunctioning computer chip was responsible for what they say was the faulty display.
Aug 16, 2011, 9:49 pm - Lottery News forum
$11 million slot jackpot a malfunction, casino says
MaryAnn and Jim McMahon thought their money troubles were over when they hit an $11 million jackpot at a Cripple Creek, Colorado, casino Tuesday. It turns out they were wrong.
The Wildwood Casino blamed a slot machine malfunction for the $11 million jackpot.
The machine was turned over to the Colorado Gaming Division for inspection.
A spokesperson says their initial investigation shows the McMahon's didn't really win the $11 million prize on June 1.
Gaming spokesperson Don Burmania s ...
Jun 4, 2010, 2:34 pm - Lottery News forum
Oregon Lottery working to end slump
In recent weeks, Oregon Lottery officials have installed 400 new casino-style slot machines in bars and taverns across the state in hopes of boosting player interest and ending a slump in lottery play.
Lottery Director Dale Penn said the plan is to install another 2,100 of the newer machines in retail establishments to replace some of the lottery's older-style video lottery terminals.
We're real hopeful that we can bring some players back and encourage others to play more, Penn said.
Sep 2, 2009, 5:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Delaware legalizes sports betting
Table games are next; Maryland lawmakers worried
Standing in front a screen displaying lines for the NFL, NBA and MLB, Gov. Jack Markell Thursday signed a sports betting bill into law at a ceremony inside the VIP room at Delaware Park racetrack and casino.
After signing the legislation Markell said his administration looks forward to working with the state's three racinos to make the Delaware sports lottery as successful as possible.
There is tremendous interest in the sports lottery t ...
May 15, 2009, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum
Nevada woman hits $33 million jackpot at casino
A woman who had planned to spend a quiet Easter at home is $33 million richer after hitting the second largest Megabucks jackpot in history at a Nevada casino.
Slot machine maker International Game Technology says 38-year-old Rachael Renee Romanick hit the jackpot Sunday night at Terrible's Rail City in Sparks.
Romanick says a friend persuaded her to join him at the casino that night. She says she had been playing the machine for about 10 minutes when she landed the big prize.
The large ...
Apr 15, 2009, 9:50 am - Lottery News forum
Canada couple collects $18.5M lottery win
Lightning strikes twice as 6/49 win follows $13,000 slot machine windfall
A Caledon, Ontario, couple have won $18.5 million in the latest Lotto 6/49 draw, right after collecting a $13,000 slot machine jackpot.
Anthony and Antonietta Marrocco were on hand at the lottery offices in downtown Toronto this afternoon, beaming from ear to ear as they accepted the cheque.
The couple, who have been playing the lottery steadily for eight years, could hardly believe their good fortune. Antonietta ...
Nov 12, 2007, 11:45 pm - Lottery News forum
$3 million jackpot winner won't quit work
Lucky player at N.D. casino doesn't want to put employees out of a job
Orville Erickson could hardly believe it but his wife, Dorothea, says she just had a feeling it might be a lucky weekend.
Orville Erickson hit a $2.98 million jackpot on a nickel slot machine Saturday at the Dakota Magic Casino near Hankinson. Slots manager Darrell Mireau said it was the largest jackpot in the casino's 11-year history.
I still can't hardly believe it, Orville Erickson, 63, said Monday from the ...
Oct 25, 2007, 11:21 am - Lottery News forum