Florida Woman Wins Two $1 Million Slot Jackpots In 18 Days

Florida Woman Wins Two $1 Million Slot Jackpots In 18 Days
Liam Hoofe

Liam Hoofe

Last Updated on 11/17/2022

Landing a $1 million jackpot is incredibly lucky. Landing it twice in a little over two weeks is the kind of stuff fairy tales are made of. That’s exactly what happened to one lucky woman from Clearwater, Florida.

WFTV reported that the woman, identified only by her first name Gloria, first won the $1 million Dragon Link slot machine jackpot at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa on Dec. 22, just in time for Christmas.

It turns out that wasn’t the only present she was getting, though. Just 18 days later, on Jan. 9, she managed to score the same jackpot amount playing the exact same slot game. This was the third such jackpot to be paid out from the slot in a two-month window.

About Dragon Link Slot Machines

The Dragon Link slot machines are a series of machines released by Aristocrat Gaming. All of the Dragon Link machines are connected with a progressive jackpot, and the series includes titles like Dragon Link Panda Magic and Dragon Link Happy & Prosperous. The theoretical RTP for these games is listed as 95.20% by Aristocrat.

The Dragon Link slot machines are notable for offering five progressive jackpots - the mini, minor, major, mega, and grand, with the latter being worth up to $1 million. The jackpot prize pools are accumulated through the entire Dragon Link game network.

The jackpot is not the only feature you will find when you play the slot, though. It also boasts a great hold & spin style round, which is the key to winning the progressive jackpots. This is triggered by landing three scatter symbols on the reels. In the bonus, those three symbols stick to the reels while the remaining ones are replaced by coins. You will start the round with a set number of re-spins, and this will be reset every time you land a coin.

In order to win any of the mini, minor, major, or mega jackpots, you will need to land their corresponding coin symbols on the reels during this round. Filling the wheel with 15 coins is what you will need to do in order to win the grand jackpot.

What is a Progressive Jackpot Slot Machine?

A player can win two types of jackpots on a slot machine or online slot — progressive and fixed. A progressive jackpot is when a small portion of every stake wagered in the game is taken and placed in the jackpot prize pool.

As such, the prize pool builds up over time and progresses. In many cases, such as with Dragon Link, these jackpots are built up over a network of slots, not just one, making the progressive jackpot much higher.

A lot of slots will also have more than one progressive jackpot, with different percentages of your stake being taken for each one. When a player is lucky enough to win a progressive jackpot, it will then be reset to its predetermined seeding amount, and the process will start over again.

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Liam Hoofe

Liam Hoofe

Liam Hoofe is a sports and casino writer based in Prague. He has worked in online gambling for several years and has worked with several top casinos and sportsbooks. In 2021, he published his first book "Stay Lucky: A Guide to Online Sports Betting." Liam has also worked as a soccer journalist for several British publications and has had work published in the likes of Four-Four Two, Football Fancast, and more. When he’s not writing about sport, you will find Liam either traveling or watching his beloved Shrewsbury Town FC.