$1 Million Slots Jackpot Struck at Louisiana CasinoFebruary 22, 2016 1:34 pm
A Texas man is celebrating a life-changing windfall after hitting a huge $1,086,953 slots jackpot while playing at the Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel in neighboring Louisiana.
On Saturday, February 20th, Dustin B said he was planning on going fishing until his wife suggested a trip to a casino along with her cousin and mother, instead. Once at the Calcasieu Parish gambling venue, Dustin B said he was drawn to a slot machine near the casino’s entrance, but by 12:40am was just about ready to call it a night. On his very last bash on the quarter-dollar slot machine, he then struck the incredible jackpot, and describing events as they unfolded explained:
“When I won, I just sat there and stared. The guy next to me kept looking at the machine and then at me. He finally said, ‘Do you know what you just won?’ A few seconds later there were people in Delta Downs’ shirts surrounding me, and I thought, ‘Holy what did I do?'”
Dustin B apparently works long shifts at his job, often starting the day at 4:30 a.m., as was the case when he took down the $1,086,953 jackpot. Following his incredible win, Dustin B said he would now ensure his children and family would enjoy a “comfortable life”, but also said that he has no intention of giving up his work. Meanwhile, Delta Downs VP Steve Kuypers congratulated the lucky punter on his good fortune, and commented:
“We are thrilled that this million dollar jackpot was won right here at Delta Downs. Delta Downs has some of the best payouts in Louisiana, and this is another prime example of a huge win for one of our guests.”
The Delta Downs Racetrack, Casino and Hotel opened in 1973 and is owned by Boyd Gaming. The venue contains a 6-furlong (1.2 km) horseracing track, as well as 1,600 slot machines, and a hotel complete with 203 rooms, and 36 suites.