The media constantly publishes stories about lottery winners and how it changed their lives. The truth is, people are incredibly interested in what they did before they won and how they're spending their money.
Many don't realize that lots of people have won so much money while playing at a casino. Let's talk about the three lucky ducks who hit it big and became instant millionaires while playing their favourite casino game.
What did they do before they won? What did they do with the money? Where are they now?
Ashley Revell's story is pretty insane. One day he was hanging out with friends in a pub when one of them mentioned how great it'd be if they could bet everything they had on one spin. So, Ashley decided to do exactly that, and won.
He sold everything he had in a car boot sale and flew from London to the Plaza Hotel in Vegas with only the clothes on his back and £80,000 in his pocket to place on one bet at a roulette table. Because the Plaza Hotel needed publicity, they booked him into a suite and offered to videotape the special spin which was eventually broadcast live on Sky Network.
He decided on black but changed his mind in the last minute and switched to red. This proved to be a great decision, because the ball landed on the red 7 which turned his £80 000 investment into £153, 680. After his lucky day, he traveled through Europe and met his wife. He also opened a poker site but it didn't work out. He now owns iGaming Recruitment and lives happily ever after with his wife and two kids.
In 2000, Cynthia Jay Brennan didn't know her life was going to change forever. Back then she was a cocktail waitress before she won the biggest Megabucks jackpot in history, pocketing an incredible $34,959,458.56! After her win, she went through 9 weeks of euphoria. She married her boyfriend, celebrated her good luck and planned to travel the world.
Unfortunately only nine weeks after the best day of her life, she was driving her new car with her sister in the passenger seat when a drunk driver slammed into them, killing her sister and leaving her paralyzed. Today she's in a wheelchair and needs help to perform the simplest tasks. Her husband still works as a bartender in Vegas and both admit that if they had the chance, they would turn back time.
Elmer Sherwin must be one of the luckiest people on this planet, because he won the Megabucks jackpot ...TWICE! In 1989 he won $4.6 million when the Mirage opened its doors on the Vegas strip and again in Septemeber 2005.
At the time, the World War ll veteran was 92 years old and had a feeling that a machine at the Cannery Casino & Hotel in Vegas was lucky. Well, he was certainly right, because he won the $21,147,947 jackpot! He alrtuistically donated a lot of his winnings to the Hurrican Kartina relief fund and shared the rest with his family.
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