Jackpot: 13th Is Lucky Day for Hard Rock Player, Wins $1M-Plus in Tampa

Posted on: August 16, 2023, 12:06h. 

Last updated on: August 16, 2023, 03:57h.

August 13 was a lucky day for a mystery player who won $1.25 million at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, pictured above. A player won big there. (Image: Guest Reservations)

The unnamed visitor to the Florida gaming property was about to leave the casino for the day on Sunday, but instinct told her to put one more bill into the gambling machine.

Her total bet increased from $5 to $12.50, which is when she won the life-changing payout on the Aristocrat Gaming machine game.

It was on a Dollar Storm – Ninja Moon game. The total win was $1,253,321.04.

No word on how she will spend the money.

Live! Casino Couple Win Payout

Daniel Johnson and his wife, Janice, of Latrobe, Pa., recently won $140,795 at Live! Casino Pittsburgh.

The two were at the Hempfield Township gaming property on July 29 when Janice, who had been seated at a game, needed to use a restroom. Daniel took her spot at the machine when he hit the jackpot on a grand progressive payout.

What will they do with the money?

“We’ll probably blow it (at the casino),” Johnson told the Latrobe Bulletin news outlet.

Won Car on Mother’s Day

Janice Johnson won a car earlier during a Mother’s Day promotion at the same gaming property.

Both she and her husband are frequent guests at the casino, and he’ll often take her place temporarily at a machine if she needs to use a restroom or if she goes to get something to eat. The strategy is a winning one for the couple, and casino management doesn’t mind, as they like to see visitors hit jackpots.

It never fails to be exciting when a guest wins big at Live! Casino Pittsburgh,” casino General Manager Sean Sullivan was quoted by the Bulletin. “We congratulate Mr. Johnson on his big win and can’t wait to see him again at Live! Casino.”

He was playing on a Huff n’ More Puff machine provided by Light & Wonder. The company was formerly known as Scientific Games.

Prior Huff ‘n’ More Puff Win

Across the country on July 11, a guest at The California Hotel & Casino hit for more than $19K while playing on a Huff ‘n’ More Puff machine.

Earlier this month, Light & Wonder announced it will reunite with SciPlay, the social casino developer spun off from the former in 2019. Light & Wonder will purchase approximately 17% of SciPlay it didn’t previously own in an all-cash deal valuing the target at $22.95 a share.