“Did I do it? Did I really do it?” asked Stephen S. of Deltona, FL, as five ‘Progressive’ symbols lined up on the Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory slot machine at Palace Casino Resort. Stephen was questioning if it was really true that he had just won a jackpot of $911,230.73 on the penny progressive slot machine, shortly after 1 PM on Tuesday afternoon.
A sheet metal worker, Stephen, 61, said he visits the Palace Casino Resort annually because it is a non-smoking casino. Each summer he visits Ft. Walton Beach for a week and started visiting the Palace Casino Resort during his vacation after learning that it was a smoke free casino.
Another reason he visits is that he enjoys participating in Palace Casino Resort’s weekly Club 50 Plus slot tournament. At the time of the jackpot he was playing to earn points for his tournament entry. Stephen, who had been playing for about 20 minutes, had only inserted $40 in the WMS slot machine when he won the $911,230.73 progressive prize!
When asked what he plans on doing with his winnings, Stephen said he would like to take his daughter and three grandkids to Walt Disney World. There was no word on whether he plans on buying them a lifetime supply of chocolate as well.