US couple win slot machine's $2.4m jackpot after 20 years of waiting
An American couple have scooped $2.4m (£1.45m) after winning the most anticipated jackpot in Las Vegas slot machines.
Walter and Linda Misco from New Hampshire had been playing the Lion's Share machine for just five minutes when they watched the three green emblems line up horizontally on the jackpot pay line on Friday night, the MGM Grand casino said in a statement.
"We've waited over 20 years for this! Our famous Lion's Share Finally Hit for $2.4 million," the casino said.
The machine had attracted queues of punters for two decades due to its mouthwatering jackpot, which accumulated over 20 years of parsimony. The Lion's Share was the most popular slot of 1,900 at the MGM Grand, and was played almost once every five seconds each day.
"This game probably gets played about five times more than our average game on the casino floor. Our staff gets asked every single day, multiple times, where this game is, from people who haven't played it before," Justin Andrews of MGM Grand said.
According to Nevada law, slot machines are required to pay out 75% of the money that goes into them. Now it has relinquished its jackpot, the $1-a-go machine – the only game left from an entire network of slots installed in the early 1990s – will be retired.
MGM Grand is considering whether to let the Miscos take the machine home with them.
漫畫《賭博默示錄》劇情在美國上演，美國新罕布什爾州（New Hampshire）一對夫婦到拉斯維加斯米高梅大酒店（MGM Grand Hotel）的賭場遊玩，挑戰一台20年都無人中頭獎的吃角子老虎機，結果不過短短5分鐘，夫妻倆就成功拉中頭彩，拿走累積的240萬美元（約7200萬元台幣）彩金。
這部獅子的分享（Lion's Share）機台在當地可是大有來頭，獎金是採累積的方式，截至當地時間22日，累積獎金已經高達240萬美元（約7200萬元台幣）。這時「美國開司」米斯可夫妻（Walter and Linda Misco ）前來，研究攻略法後，開始挑戰，前後不過5分鐘的時間，就讓3個綠色標誌連成一線，拿下頭獎，至於他們的必勝法也很簡單，就是「強運」！