All of Florida’s casinos are well on the road to recovery following an earlier shutdown due to the coronavirus. Strict health and safety protocols remain in place to protect casino workers and patrons alike. There are some restrictions on capacity but it is pretty much business as usual. With the slots back in action, big progressive jackpot are back up for grabs.
How Much Money Does This Part-Time Florida Resident Wins At Seminole Casino?
Part-time Boca Raton resident Carol Page is $2.1 million richer after a visit to Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The casino is located south of West Palm Beach and north of Fort Lauderdale off Interstate 95.
The big win came on a $3 bet. Ms. Page was playing a progressive jackpot slot and the actual amount won was $2,136,420.10. This is the second biggest jackpot won at the Coconut Creek location. One lucky slot player walked away with more that $3.3 million in June of 2018.
What makes this big win newsworthy is the even bigger slots jackpot won in nearby Hollywood. Three weeks earlier, the biggest jackpot in the history of Seminole Gaming properties in Florida was claimed. There are six Seminole casinos located in the state.
That winner was a women from Fort Lauderdale known as Ms. Laurie. The total win was $3,854,682. She was playing a progressive slot machine at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.
Ms. Laurie was playing a $1 progressive slot and the jackpot was won on a $5 wager.
She was playing a IGT Megabucks machine. She was also celebrating her 60th birthday. That celebration is probably still raging on.
She added the following comment after the big win:
“I am in absolute shock. You like to dream big but that’s really big. That’s not even in the ballpark of what you think you can win. That’s a lottery! It still feels like a dream.”
With two jackpots valued at nearly $6 million less than a month a part, the casino action is hot in South Florida.
However, these two women are not the luckiest real money gamblers in the state. A Miami Gardens resident won the top prize on a $30 scratch-off lottery ticket. At the end of June, Lazaro Acosta won the top prize of $15 million. The 64-year old decided to take a one-time lump-sum payment of $10,440,000.
He bought the winning ticket at a Publix supermarket in Miami. That store location will receive a $30,000 bonus for selling the ticket.
This was part of the $15 Million Gold Rush Special Edition Florida lottery promotion. It was first launched in February of 2019.
Big wins are the big attraction for any form of real money gambling. It could be a land-based venue, lottery-style contest or online casino site. The lure of seven (and even eight) digit jackpots is strong. Society tries to find its new normal because of the coronavirus pandemic. A few big winners in Florida have a solid head start.