I can't even imagine how exciting it would be to win a huge jackpot at a casino. When the slot machine's lights start flashing or the dealer announces the winning hand, my heart would race with disbelief and joy. That rush of adrenaline would be like nothing else.

Two weeks ago, we reported on the gambling grandma who won a massive amount of money at Diamond Jo Casino in Iowa and now we're learning about another bigger winner. One lucky Minnesotan just hit it big at that same casino.

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About Diamond Jo Casino:

Diamond Jo Casino & Hotel, part of Boyd Gaming Corporation, is located off I-35 at Exit 214, just south of the Minnesota border.


The casino offers over 830 slot machines, including traditional slots, video slots, video poker, and keno. It also features more than 20 table games, such as live craps and roulette, and includes the FanDuel Sportsbook.

A guest from Minnesota tried their luck at one of the 830 slot machines and hit it big. With just a $5 bet, they won a huge amount of money. See the picture captured right after the big win below.

How Popular Are Slot Machines

According to Fortune Magazine, slot machines are the top choice for gamblers in America.

Happy woman playing slot machines in the casino

In 2023, slot machines generated $35.51 billion, a 3.8% increase from the previous year. Table games brought in $10.31 billion, up 3.5%. Sports betting earned $10.92 billion, a 44.5% increase.

The American Gaming Association reports there are 870,000 regulated slot machines and nearly 600,000 unlicensed ones in the country.

Minnesota Guest Scores Big Jackpot with $5 Bet at Iowa Casino

Diamond Jo
Diamond Jo

The Casino says a southern Minnesota guest took a spin at the jackpot with a $5 wager. The player’s bet earned him free bonus spins, which resulted in landing a Super Grand Chance Ball and $58,993.51.

Here are the Luckiest Lottery Numbers Ever:

Will they be lucky for you? You can't know unless you play.

Gallery Credit: Ben Kuhns

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