Canadian Man Wins $1 Million Slots Jackpot At Apex CasinoJanuary 7, 2014 3:22 pm
New Year’s Eve 2013 was one an Edmonton man won’t soon forget after taking down a huge slots jackpot worth a life-changing $1 million.
At around 1:30pm local time, Michael Huppe, 55, was playing the Diamond Millions slot machine at the Apex Casino located along the northern border of Edmonton, when he struck the huge $1,000,935 progressive jackpot. Following Michael Huppe’s incredible slots payout, Sarah Van Dusen, marketing manager for the casino, commented:
“When it wins, the top of the machine lights up and it blings and it makes all this noise, and it’s just really kind of exciting and interactive. And then, we heard some ‘whoo’-ing and some clapping and you know, a bunch of people started surrounding Mike and patting him on the back..It’s just a great feeling for everybody. Everybody in the casino gets really excited, all the staff is really happy and the players too.”
One item already on Michael Huppe’s shopping list following his $1 million slots win, is a brand new vehicle. The timing couldn’t have better, either, as his old one had just broken down and he had been considering purchasing a 2012 truck, but now says he intends to buy a brand new 2014 model, instead.
Not surprisingly, within an hour of Huppe’s win the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) sent a representative to the Apex Casino to verify that the progressive jackpot had been correctly awarded by the Diamond Millions progressive slot machine.
“Right away AGLC was calling us and letting us know that they saw it too, and they were going to come check out the machine, and so we had the machine all fenced off,” explained Sarah Van Dusen.
Soon after, Mr Huppe’s win was confirmed, and he can now expect to be paid out by the AGLC within the next 10 days.
Interestingly, the last time another million-dollar win was hit at the Apex Casino was in 2012, and 2013 looked liked it would pass without another such winner until Michael Huppe released the jackpot just a few hours before the start of 2014.