Canadian Wins $1.86 Million On Slots At Casino Lac-LeamyNovember 21, 2011 2:06 pm
A Canadian man has experienced the best possible shock, after scooping $1.86 million playing a slot machine at the Casino Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec.
On Saturday at around 9 p.m, William Brownlee was playing the $5 Monte Carlo slot machine, and on the third consecutive spin of wagering the maximum $15 bet, he suddenly hit the huge jackpot. As Mr Brownlee explains:
“It was the first time I’ve been there (casino) in five months and I walk over and I win it. I was shocked, I still can’t believe it.”
The Stittsville resident was then greeted with a cacophony of flashing lights and ringing bells as the slot machine displayed the biggest win in the casino’s 15-year history. As Casino spokeswoman Catherine Schllenberg commented:
“People were going up to him and congratulating him. It all happened very quickly.”
William Brownlee said he was now planning a Mexican vacation for his family as celebration for his remarkable good fortune.
In an ironic twist, a few years back Mr Brownlee’s son had made the news, too, for all the wrong reasons after causing a tragic road accident that killed a mother and her 12-year-old son.
That was on Jan 21st, 1996, and the then 23 year old Matt Brownlee was subsequently sentenced to 7 years behind bars. His victims Linda LeBreton-Holmes, 35, and her son Brian were the daughter and grandson of Senator Marjory LeBre-ton.
William Brownlee’s son had then spent 21 days in a drug-induced coma following the accident in which he had been racing another car, while also over three times the legal alcohol limit.
Bill Brown-lee was understandably reluctant to talk about his son’s chequered past, but back in 2005 he talked about the help he tried to give his son following the tragedy. Bill Brownlee said he tried to get his son on various treatment programs, but that ultimately their efforts had been in vain.