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Biggest Las Vegas Jackpots

Last update: September 2, 2023

Largest slot machine jackpot in history

The largest Vegas jackpot (or indeed, in the whole world) was the hit on the Megabucks slot machine for $39,713,982.25 at Excalibur on March 21, 2003.

Megabucks offers the largest jackpots of any slot in the world, with a minimum payout of $10 million.  Megabucks jackpots are the biggest because it's a progressive slot, meaning that the jackpot grows as people play it, and because it's networked across the whole state of Nevada, so play on any Megabucks in the whole state drives the jackpot higher.  It's kind of like a slot machine version of a state lottery.

Since playing one spin on Megabucks ($3) is kind of like buying a lottery ticket, with a low cost offering the chance of winning a life-changing amount, it's on my list of Top 10 Things to Do in Vegas.

I have all the Megabucks jackpot history below.

Large progressive jackpots are available online

If you can't make it to Vegas, Bovada has dozens of progressive jackpot slots, with the biggest jackpot being $329k (Gold Rush Gus) as I write this. (advertisement)  If you play for real money, be sure to follow the rules for gambling smart.

Largest sports win

In Nov. 2022 Houston businessman Jim McIngvale won nearly $75 million from $10 million in bets on the Houston Astros.  He made his bets at a variety of sportsbooks; the largest payout was $30M from Caesars for $3M in bets there. (SportsHandle) 

Megabucks jackpot hit history

May I mention that Easy Vegas is the only site on the whole damn Internet that has this complete list?

Megabucks jackpot history
Date Amount Location
Excalibur (news)
7/7/23 $10,488,726 Cannery
4/3/23 $14,005,833 Atlantis (Reno)
4/26/21 $10,453,269 South Point
12/24/20 $15,491,103 Suncoast
4/14/19 $13,154,723 Sunset Station
5/5/18 $11,183,716 Paris
9/16/17 $10,192,523 Fiesta Henderson
8/8/17 $11,856,655 Fremont
8/21/16 $10,777,271 Wynn
3/22/16 12,515,709 Gold Dust West (Elko)
4/14/15 $10,744,293 Westgate
11/30/14 $14,282,544 Rampart
12/5/13 $10,337,638 MGM Grand
11/4/13 $12,463,148 MGM Grand
4/10/13 $11,798,515 Bonanza (Reno)
12/14/12 $17,329,818 M Resort (Henderson)
6/15/11 $10,379,295 Grand Sierra (Reno)
4/22/11 $10,636,898 Aria
1/21/11 $12,769,934 Aria
2/21/10 $10,422,754 Reno airport
12/28/09 $12,262,969 Bellagio
7/29/09 $12,236,709 Casino Royale
4/12/09 $33,000,563 Terrible's Rail City (Sparks)
5/7/08 $21,030,658 Palms
5/19/07 $10,762,066 Fremont
2/5/07 $12,076,530 Orleans
9/2/06 $10,828,990 Wynn
7/28/06 $12,317,718 Wynn
6/5/06 $20,519,025 Cannery
10/16/05 $11,909,745 Aladdin
9/15/05 $21,147,947 Cannery
10/31/04 $13,607,239 Palms
3/7/04 $8,068,293 Palms
2/13/04 $10,189,907 MGM Grand
12/22/03 $8,918,163 Fremont
11/14/03 $19,600,523 Stardust
3/21/03 $39,713,892 Excalibur
5/27/02 $22,621,229 Bally's
3/14/01 $7,986,899 Orleans
1/12/01 $9,396,271 Harrah's
8/23/00 $8,736,647 Las Vegas Hilton
5/19/00 $7,744,104 Lake Tahoe Horizon (Stateline)
4/19/00 $9,634,286 Oasis (Mesquite)
2/14/00 $7,783,158 Bellagio
2/4/00 $7,671,788 MGM Grand
1/26/00 $34,955,490 Desert Inn
6/1/99 $21,346,937 Caesars Palac
11/15/98 $27,580,878 Palace Station
7/13/97 $8,306,511 Tahoe Biltmore (Lake Tahoe)
4/14/97 $12,510,559 New York New York
10/26/96 $6,270,747 Rio
9/7/96 $6,341,415 Ramada Express (Laughlin)
8/13/96 $11,290,521 Monte Carlo
1/27/96 $11,967,142 Las Vegas Hilton
10/18/95 $10,918,895 Gold Coast
Source for 1995-2020.  I couldn't find pre-1995 data.
Megabucks has been around since 1986 according to Las Vegas Advisor.

Largest slot machine jackpots

Below are all the large (≥$250k) Vegas jackpot wins that I could find between 2018 and Jan. 20, 2022.  I won't be adding any new jackpots, since this page was never very popular and tracking down all the jackpots took a lot of time.

However, if you know of any I missed from the period I covered (2018-21), please let me know (and be sure to include a link to the article about it; I can't report a jackpot without evidence).

Largest Vegas Slot Jackpots
Date Amount Game Location Source
El Cortez KTNV
Wheel of Fortune: 3x 4x 5x
Venetian 8 News Now
Wheel of Fortune
Golden Nugget Casino Center
Wheel of Fortune
Four Queens KTNV
Wheel of Fortune
Main Street Station 8 News Now
Wheel of Fortune
Circa 8 News Now,
Buffalo Grand
Treasure Island Vital Vegas,
8 News Now
Buffalo Grand
Orleans KTNV
Buffalo Grand
Cannery KTNV
Triple Double Bonus Poker (10-play)
Cosmpolitan Vital Vegas
Wheel of Fortune: Triple Red Hot 777
Fremont 8 News Now
Wheel of Fortune: 3x4x5x
Venetian KTNV
Wheel of Fortune: Wild Red Sevens
Venetian KTNV
Buffalo Grand
The D LV Sun
Buffalo Inferno
Fremont News 3 LV
Wheel of Fortune
South Point News 3 LV
Buffalo Grand
Sahara KTNV
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
News 3 LV
Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune
Willy Wonka Everlasting Gobstopper
8 News Now
Wheel of Fortune Wild Red Sevens
Palace Station
News 3 LV
The D
Wheel of Fortune
South Point
Monopoly Millionaire
News 3 LV
Wheel of Fortune
Red Rock
News 3 LV
3-2-21 $905,755 Buffalo Grand Ellis Island KTNV
2-25-21 $302,000 Wheel of Fortune Harry Reid Airport USA Today
12-24-20 $15,491,103 Megabucks Suncoast News 4
11-29-20 $278,318 Double Double Bonus
Progressive Reversible Royals
(video poker)
Red Rock Station
9-24-20 $437,541 Wheel of Fortune Cosmopolitan KTNV
9-16-20 $789,062
Buffalo Inferno
8-22-20 $3,934,609 Dancing Drums Explosion Bellagio Yogonet
7-31-20 $480,850 Texas Hold-em Bonus Poker Flamingo KTNV
7-25-20 $320,000 Pinball Cosmopolitan CDC
7-23-20 $269,385 Wheel of Fortune The D Twitter
7-19-20 $873,511 Wheel of Fortune Harry Reid Airport News 3 LV
12-11-19 $1,150,709 Wheel of Fortune Caesars Palace KTNV
11-19-19 $317,880 Wheel of Fortune Harry Reid Airport KTNV
11-18-19 $2,218,046 Wheel of Fortune Mirage KTNV
10-28-19 $492,743 Wheel of Fortune Triple Hot 7 Park MGM KTNV
10-7-19 $931,640 Madonna Main Street Station KTNV
9-21-19 $935,176 Wheel of Fortune Aliante KTNV
5-9-19 $954,263 Wheel of Fortune South Point KTNV
12-25-18 $1,023,743 Wheel of Fortune Cosmopolitan KTNV
3-29-18 $1,322,751 Wheel of Fortune Cosmopolitan
1-24-18 $1,500,000 Wheel of Fortune Palace Station KTNV
1-24-18 $286,110 Wheel of Fortune South Point KTNV has an older list of Vegas jackpots, but it hasn't been updated since July 2018 (as of March 2021), and doesn't include the 3/29/18 jackpot in my table above.  LVOL has a list of Wheel of Fortune jackpots going back to 1997.

Largest jackpots on table games

See also my article, How to Win a Million Dollars at a Table Game.

Largest Vegas Table Game Jackpots
Date Amount Game Location Source
1-11-22 $968,167 Pai Gow Poker Flamingo 8 News Now
12-22-21 $507,459 Pai Gow Poker Palace Station WNCT
12-16-21 $946,945 Three Card Poker Flamingo MSN
11-14-21 $544,904 Ultimate Texas Hold'em Planet Hollywood 8 News Now
11-10-21 $1,393,273 Pai Gow Poker Harrah's 8 News Now
10-22-21 $834,091 Mississippi Stud Paris KTNV
9-21-21 $1,042,938 Ultimate Texas Hold'em Venetian News 3 LV
9-19-21 $420,409 Ultimate Texas Hold'em Harrah's KTNV
8-31-21 $920,728 Face Up Pai Gow Planet Hollywood News 3 LV
8-28-21 $1,093,702 Crazy 4 Poker Golden Nugget News 3 LV
8-2-21 $293,155 Ultimate Texas Hold'em Harrah's 8 News Now
7-22-21 $293,155 Three Card Poker Flamingo LV RJ
6-14-21 $412,911 Crazy 4 Poker Harrah's News 3 LV
6-8-21 $1,191,326 Ultimate Texas Hold'em Venetian KTNV
6-1-21 $1,300,000 Three Card Poker Harrah's KTNV
11-13-20 $927,929 Pai Gow Poker Planet Hollywood Best of LV
10-30-20 $251,404 Blazing 7s
(blackjack side bet)
Bally's Blackjack Online
10-26-20 $738,104 Mississippi Stud Flamingo KTNV
10-4-20 $531,639 Pai Gow Poker Aliante News 3 LV
9-6-20 $552,282 Pai Gow Poker Paris News 3 LV
7-31-20 $1,982,517 Pai Gow Poker Caesars Palace KTNV
6-4-20 $670,637 Let it Ride Caesars Palace News 3 LV
7-31-19 $1,013,539 Three Card Poker Venetian KTNV
7-8-19 $1,469,237 Three Card Poker Caesars Palace KTNV
6-21-19 $1,010,155 Three Card Poker Venetian KTNV

Other Jackpots
Date Amount Game Location Source
8-27-21 $1,000,000 Nevada COVID vaccine promo Planet Hollywood News 4

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