January 7th, 2023: The start of the new year, and there’s a slot jackpot winner. A lucky grandfather from Canada won over $1.37 million in one of the popular slot machines at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minnesota, a few days ago. The lucky casino player is Cornell Mclean Sr. of Winnepeg, Manitoba, and the game played is the Dancing Drums Explosion slot. And what’s more interesting about this story is that the slots jackpot was on Mr. Mclean’s second spin on the game!
It’s another exciting story to start the year right, proving that slot machines are potentially rewarding games, too!
Playing the jackpot game
According to a report, Mclean visited the casino with his wife, their daughter, and their son-in-law. Initially, they thought of turning the vehicle around the border due to an hour-long delay. But Mclean thought the family needed a break after driving for over 200 miles. So the family made a pit stop at the casino property. Now, it’s one of the luckiest stops that they made in their lives.
According to Mclean, the jackpot from the slot machine will be used to buy a new house. Another portion of the money shall be shared with his three siblings. Also, he plans to share his winnings with his five children and their grandchildren. In an interview with Valley News Live, the couple shared that they will keep doing what they have been doing. There will be no change in lifestyle, and they’ll remain true to themselves.
Shooting Star Casino is home to jackpots
Shooting Star Casino is a gambling resort operated by the White Earth Nation. It’s a Native American tribe in Northwestern Minnesota. The casino is home to dozens of popular games, including slot machines, poker, table games, and bingo rooms. Players can play and enjoy hundreds of games like Golden Incas, Wild Stallion, Norse Warrior, and Dancing Drums for its slots sections.
Mclean played and won in the Dancing Drums Explosion slot machine. Dancing Drums Explosion is a slot machine by a Las Vegas studio Light & Wonde. Regular casino players and slot enthusiasts will remember this studio as the Scientific Games until a rebranding. This popular Oriental-themed slot machine boasts two Free Spins bonuses and four jackpots. Players can randomly win combos with the Fu Bat Wilds; the biggest payout here is up to 250,000 coins.
Dancing Drums continues to bring jackpots
This isn’t the first time that the Dancing Drums slot machine rewarded a lucky player with a massive jackpot. Earlier this year, a lucky player also collected a $100,000 jackpot. In the United States, a few lucky players played and won with the Dancing Drums Explosion slot machines.
In Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino, a player collected over $1 million in the jackpot. The Kickapoo Traditional Tribe in Texas is the casino’s operator based in Eagle Pass.
In October last year, The Venetian Las Vegas reported a jackpot winner worth $2,835,768 on the same game with a $5.88 bet. And in 2020, a Bellagio Resort and Casino player in Las Vegas collected $3,934,609.07 in jackpot from the same game.