Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was in a good mood this Tuesday in the Palace Casino in Biloxi, USA. A lucky player from Florida hit the golden ticket and won the progressive slots jackpot included in the game, which amounted to $911,230.73 - A nice payout for having played a slot for 20 minutes and wagered a total of $40.
The winner decided to come out with his identity and is known as Stephen S who comes from Deltona Florida. He told the press that he comes to the casino at least once a year to gamble, as he likes it for being a non smoking casino. The staff at the casino are also very familiar with the player, as he has been a regular the past three years and is on a first name basis with most of the employees.
The lucky winner Stephen S, next to the Willy Wonka slot that paid him a smaller fortune
Stephen works as a sheet-metal fabricator as his full time job and isn't used to having a small fortune. When asked what he wanted to do with the money that he won, Stephen said that he plans on taking his grandchildren to Disney World for a day of fun with the family.
The Palace Casino is a good place to play progressive slots it seems, as this is the second jackpot that has been triggered within the last year's time. In February 2013, another casino player hit a $7.2 million progressive jackpot there, playing Lord of the Rings slots.