Alberta – The Luckiest Place In The World!

Alberta might just have more luck than anywhere else in Canada. Since 2012, there have been 14 people who have bagged $1 million+ playing the Diamond Millions progressive slot, according to sources from the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.

The most recent winner is Sylvia Bennet, from Fort McMurray, who has just bagged $1 million dollars on Diamond Millions. According to news reports, they had previously booked a trip to Las Vegas, but instead opted for somewhere closer to home. What must have been a skeptical choice at the time resulted in a rather happy ending.

Now, we know that $1 million isn’t the biggest win in Canada’s history. In fact, compared to the multi-million dollar  jackpots Mega Moolah has to offer, it’s relatively small change. You have to remember though, this amount of money is still very much life-changing! The saw-mill workers will now be able to pay off their mortgage, head around the world to do some travelling and, of course, pop some bottles of champagne and scoff some steak!

If we take a look at the record books though, we can see that the largest ever casino win took place in Las Vegas. This occurred in March 2003, when a 25-year-old software engineer from Los Angeles won $39.7 million USD ($51.7 million CAD)  at Excalibur when playing on a progressive Megabucks slot machine.

Life-changing slot wins happen all across the globe, and the UK is no exception. Take a look at Jon Heywood in Cardiff, who won £13.2 million, or $24.6 million CAD, in 2015. He won this when playing slots online, which goes to show that the jackpots aren’t just restricted to bricks and mortar casinos. There’s plenty to shout about when it comes to online slot games as well!

Again, we go to the UK again when we look at the record for the biggest win from the smallest stake. One Liverpudlian won £973,400 – $1.76 million CAD – playing the popular slot Ultimate Grill Thrills. Just by landing five symbols she bagged nearly a million pounds!

Sylvia’s win just demonstrates that Las Vegas isn’t the hub of gaming. There’s amazing casinos in Canada, and even online casinos that often payout life-changing sums of money. Good luck at the tables from all the Lucky Nugget team!


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