Maybe it was divine intervention?
A Las Vegas local named Jesus C. hit a massive jackpot of over $10 million on Friday on a slot machine.
However, the huge payout didn’t happen at a glitzy resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Jesus took the $10,483,726 payout at Cannery Casino, located six miles north of the Strip.
He reportedly only put $40 into the machine. It’s a little more than turning water into wine.
The win came July 7 on a Megabucks slot machine, which features an interconnected jackpot pool between all Nevada-based machines. There are approximately 140 casinos in the state with at least one machine in operation.
Megabucks slot machines have been in play since 1986 and historically have been hit on average only 2-3 times a year. To qualify, a player must wager at least $3 per spin.
The biggest slot machine jackpot of all time also came on a Megabucks machine, with $39,713,982 won by software engineer Jay Brennan at Excalibur Casino in 2003.
The biggest slots win ever at the Cannery Casino came in 2005, when a retired veteran named Elmer Sherwin pocketed $21.1 million. Incredibly, Sherwin had already hit a jackpot worth $4.6 million at the Mirage in 1989. He ended up donating most of the winnings to charity.