What jackpot gives you a huge thrill?
I imagine it is relative to your usual playing level. If you a quarter player, maybe $250 for four deuces on a DW machine? Or, maybe it takes a $1000 royal to get your spirits really high. If you are a $5 player, a $1000 hit doesn’t impress you at all and maybe not even a $5000 secondary jackpot; your big thrill is probably a $20,000 royal.
However, sometimes the thrill of a big hit doesn’t depend so much on the amount as how unexpected it is. When I won a car years ago, yes, it was a big hit for a quarter player, which I was at the time, but there was an extra thrill because it was so unexpected – my one little ticket chosen out of such a big drum full of thousands of tickets.
Last week I had one of those OMG surprise hits. When I cashed a small check – just $200 – at the Palms, the swipe you get with each check cashed produced the $10,000 top prize!
Now $10,000 certainly isn’t my biggest hit ever. We have played at the $5 level for many years now so we have had many $20,000 royals. And with multi-line plays I have hit $40,000 and $50,000 jackpots. But this check-cashing prize was so unexpected, such a surprise. I was figuring on getting something like a voucher for $15 in the coffee shop or 800 points worth $2, but hoping for the occasional $50 or $!00 cash or free play offer we sometimes get. I always have a little hope for the Doubler voucher because I did get it once, but also hope I get it when I cash a bigger check, not for a little one. But thinking about getting the top prize – it had never entered my mind – the odds were just too high against it.
Needless to say, I had a spring in my step after I left the Palms that day!
PS: You can see the “proof” on the wall of the Palm’s slot club booth!