The magnificent casino of Charlevoix
On vacation with his family, a retiree wins nearly $ 1.2 million in the Charlevoix casino. He played on a progressive slot machine and won the Powerbucks jackpot. It was with a bet of $ 2.25 that he won this immense gain. The winner of the day is also not used to casino rooms, since he only visits casino establishments 2 to 3 times a year!
The highest jackpot in casino history
On October 26, 2019, the Charlevoix casino distributed the highest jackpot in its history. Even though the common imagination still refers to Las Vegas when it comes to the million dollar jackpot, it was in Canada this time that a player’s life changed in a spin of the crank. A retired 50-year-old has won a jackpot of $ 1.2 million at the Charlevoix casino.
The Charlevoix casino was inaugurated in 1994 and is located in La Malbaie. Originally from Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, this newly retired man came to the region on family vacation. He’s going to have fun at the casino, and during his slot game session, he lands the famous Powerbucks jackpot. This is a progressive jackpot with a floor of $ 1 million. It operates from a network of interconnected slot machines in the regions of British Columbia and Manitoba. The stake increases gradually with the number of players.
An immense joy for the young retiree
The sum won by the winner of the day is less than that won a few weeks later by a player at The mirage casino in Las Vegas, with a jackpot of $ 2,248,046. But it is still an exceptional gain. Especially considering that it was with a bet of $ 2.25 that this retiree was able to pocket $ 1,196,769. A real godsend for a player who only visits the casino 2 to 3 times a year.
Alain Gobeil, the casino’s operations manager, lived this memorable evening. According to him, the lucky winner took advantage of the evening, without holding back his joy. He was greeted after his victory in the casino’s VIP lounge, along with his whole family to celebrate his award. The person, who wished to remain anonymous, has no plans yet for his newly acquired fortune. Since 2016, Loto-Québec, the public company that manages the Charlevoix casino, has distributed through its casinos and its site nearly 15 prizes worth a million dollars or more.