Christopher Detzler Wins $3.5 Million On Casino Slot Machine

Christopher Detzler, 59 from Bonita Springs, has become the State’s biggest ever slots jackpot winner after he scooped $3.5 Million at the Seminole Casino Immokalee.
After winning the huge payout he said “I couldn’t believe it,” but once holding the check from the casino he conceded that “It’s setting in.”
At the time of his incredible fortune, Detzler was at a Class III Wheel of Fortune type slot machine which has a shared jackpot among other reservation casinos across America. “That results in these higher jackpots and periodically big hits,” said Gary Bitner, a tribe spokesman.
Detzler had already enjoyed a good bit of luck that Sunday afternoon already having won $8,000 from an initial outlay of $60. Counting his blessings he was on his way out of the building when he decided to see if his luck was still holding and found a slot machine at the back of the casino to play.
It took a few hundred dollars before the machines lights started flashing jackpot which drew the attention of a nearby man. Detzler remembered the man asking ‘What’d you hit?’” and when “I replied, ‘$3.5 million,’ he exclaimed ‘No way.” Soon after the other slot machines’ jackpots automatically reset to $1 million confirming Detzler’s wildest dream.
In line with casino procedure, Detzler found himself answering questions related to the win including whether he wanted the money as a one off payment or in installments, which he has yet to decide.
Detzler had visited the Seminole Casino Immokalee around once a fortnight, and has been lucky in other casinos having won a $22,500 jackpot at a Tampa casino and $8,000 jackpot in Immokalee. He puts his good fortune down to gut instinct and listening when a slot machine calls his name. He now intends to buy a house with his winnings.
Detzler was not the only person happy with the payout. Each of the casinos with the linked jackpot would have been delighted for one of their customers to have received the win and the extra publicity it would afford them. Tony Sanchez, the casino manager said: “All the casinos, they want that big winner.” 
Last Sunday’s event smashed the previous state record held by the Seminole’s Coconut Creek of $2.02 million.

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