A Nanaimo, B.C., resident was shocked to find out she had won nearly $2.1 million from a video slot machine. Casino Nanaimo’s “Powerbucks” slot machine paid out a jackpot to Erralyn Joseph on Feb. 23.
The woman was stunned when she had realised that she won a life-changing jackpot on a slot machine in Harbour City. The jackpots available on the Powerbucks slot machine usually start at $1 million and gradually begin to grow as more people wager on the machines across the province, according to the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. A $3 wager on a Powerbucks slot machine has a 1 in 25 million chance of winning the jackpot.
On her third spin of the machine, Joseph won $2,129,070.54. She was shocked and stunned, as well as her husband. She screamed when she realized how much they had won. She said that they didn’t seem to be on Earth at that point, they just seemed to be floating in the air.
Joseph recalled that It all happened so fast, and the machine was flashing saying $2.1 million had been won. Visiting Casino Nanaimo that night was a last-minute decision, Joseph said.
Their original plan wasn’t to go to the casino that evening; they had gone to a restaurant earlier that day and randomly decided to go to the casino after.
A second spur-of-the-moment decision was to play the winning slot machine instead of playing online once they arrived at the casino. Plinko was usually her game of choice, but when she saw a Powerbucks slot machine on the other side of the floor with a huge jackpot, she couldn’t resist choosing that slot as one of her final plays of the evening.
With the money she had won – A boat for her husband, a trip to the Bahamas or Mexico for her entire family, and support for the local lacrosse are all on Joseph’s wish list.