While it took almost 21 years but someone has finally won the $2.4M jackpot on the elusive Lions Share slot machine at the MGM hotel in Las Vegas. The slot, which has been on the casino’s floor since it openeded has become something of folklore amongst casino players (people have been discussing it here since 2011) and you can be sure that some gamblers are feeling pretty sour today at the news of this jackpot win. According to the LV Review Journal, Linda and Walter Misco of New Hampshire hit the jackpot around 11pm on Friday August 22nd, 2014 at around 11pm after putting $100 in the machine.
The Lions Share slot had exploded in popularity earlier this year when a number of major media outlets covered the game and its elusive jackpot, making the machine so popular that people often lined up for over an hour just to play a few spins. If there is one sore loser in this whole story, it’s definitely whomever was next in line to play the game, but hey, that’s how things go sometimes. According to the Wizard Of Odds website the chances of winning were approximately 1 in 20,500,000 so this win is long overdue considering the amount of play Lions Share has got over the years. Another interesting fact will be to see whether or not the rumor is true that the winner gets to keep the machine which is something widely believed by players.