Willy Wonka Gave $911,230.73 to a Florida Man

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.

Daniel Allermand

Daniel Allermand is a freelance writer, with more than 4 years of experience in the industry as an operator, affiliate and poker player. Daniel has decided it was time to try and bring more coverage about the industry to the general public by writing articles about everything from poker to casino.  

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