Ever won a jackpot? Did it change your life? And if you haven’t yet won the big one, how do you think your life would change –  Money worries suddenly disappear? Take an awesome vacation? Think about early retirement? Suddenly, your dreams are within reach. After hitting a big jackpot win, you could start living a different life and looking forward to an amazing future.

Like the sound of that? It got really real for some jackpot winners last year, including for some of our own Ignition Casino winners. It’s always uplifting to hear about a big winner who didn’t just use their jackpot to improve their own lives – they took the opportunity to make the world better. Our most recent list of jackpot winners is a celebration of five people who did just that.

Amazing Jackpot Wins That Will Inspire You to Spin the Reels

These are the inspiring journeys of five big time jackpot winners. After reading about them, you may find yourself looking to play mobile poker and give our new casino games a try to get in some exciting and profitable action.


In May 2016, Pearlie S., a mother of seven from New Jersey, won $429 million playing the Powerball lottery. Her life changed in dramatic ways, but her values remained.

Pearlie had raised her children to be empathetic and think about people who were less fortunate than them. So, it’s really not surprising that she shared her jackpot with the kids. What’s surprising is that many of them used the money to give back to their local community.

The Smith family founded the Smith Family Foundation, a public not-for-profit organization dedicated to education, neighborhood development, leadership and society.


During his professional poker career, Matt S. amassed more than $4 million in winnings. Even though he saw many of his poker playing friends use their winnings to buy fancy cars and take luxury trips, Matt decided to make the poker world a more charitable place.

He founded the Charitable Series of Poker, a non-profit that coordinates charity poker competitions to raise funds and awareness for a variety of organizations. Now celebrities and poker players of all skill levels can enjoy their games while giving back.


Paul and Sue R. won $189 million playing the Powerball lottery. It’s a staggering amount and most winners would use the money to make their lives better. Five years before the win, the couple’s granddaughter succumbed to an incurable condition known as Krabbe Disease.

Paul and Sue used their winnings to ensure no other families had to experience the same pain. They founded The Legacy of Angels Foundation to raise awareness and fund research on cures and treatments.


Jon H., a soldier who served in Afghanistan, won a life-changing amount of money playing an online slot game. In just 25 minutes, Jon won the top jackpot of over $20 million.

After returning from a tour in Afghanistan, he promised to use most of the money on medical treatments for his father.

“It’s amazing. The first thing I will spend it on is the best possible medical treatment for my dad,” he said. “That’s more important than anything. Family comes first and I’d give all this money back for him to be healthy again.”

Jon’s also said that he’d spend some of the money on himself, too. “I’m trying not to get carried away and I really don’t know what else I’m going to buy with the money, apart from a yellow Bentley Continental GT.”


While on a vacation in California, Tom C. got a phone call that changed his life forever. Officials in Canada informed him that he had some money in a lottery — $40 million!

What happened next was amazing. Instead of a spending spree, Tom took every last cent of his jackpot big win and donated to cancer research. Why? For his wife of 33 years who had passed away from the disease. When he asked his kids what they thought, they wholeheartedly agreed.

Tom’s generosity has made him one of the most inspiring big winners on our jackpot winners list.

Become a Big Jackpot Winner at Ignition

We’d like to see your name on our list of jackpot winners.

Is yours the next name to appear on our big winners list at Ignition Casino? Play mobile poker or browse our new casino games and find out!


Find the Right Games

Jackpots are the stuff dreams are made of. Nearly every player at a casino has dreamt a few times of winning big money. But if you want the dream to come true for YOU, you need to know which games to play.

Every one of our big winners started their journey to riches by picking the right game. Not all games have jackpots, and not all jackpot games are alike. Some have jackpots that are worth a few thousand dollars, while others can be in the millions. So, which games should you play?

Opt for Progressive Jackpots

The first step is to get familiar with our biggest jackpot games. The Shopping Spree slot game regularly has jackpots above a million dollars. To win that, you need to bet the max amount and get five diamond rings to line up.

Other slots that often have big progressive jackpots include A Night With Cleo, Mystic Elements, Reels & Wheels XL, and more. Keep an eye on each game’s rules to figure out how to win the jackpot.

Cleo’s game has a random jackpot, so all you need to do is spin the reels for a shot at it.

Reels & Wheels XL has a bit of a different way to go about things. If you get the right symbols on certain reels, you unlock the bonus wheel. If you hit the jackpot on that wheel, it brings up ANOTHER wheel with different sized jackpots

These are jackpots that are built up with a portion of money paid to Ignition from a particular game. The more people playing the game, the bigger the jackpot will get. Thus, it “progresses!” Eventually, someone wins it all and the jackpot resets.

Of course, jackpots are not just in slot games!

Let ‘Em Ride is a table game that features a jackpot, and our live dealer blackjack game features a side bet jackpot called the Super 777 Progressive.

Always familiarize yourself with game details by using the info buttons found at the top corners of the game screens. This is the best way to hunt jackpots.

Play Hot Drop Jackpots

With our famous Hot Drop Jackpots, winning big at Ignition Casino gets easier every day…. sometimes several times a day! There are three Hot Drop Jackpots available – hourly, daily, and Epic jackpots – and millions waiting to be claimed every month.

Hot Drop Jackpots offer big money winnings – the Epic jackpot in particular. Play participating slot games when hot drop amounts are blazing on the hot drop page to maximize your chances of winning. Get three hot drop scatter symbols and you will score one of these jackpots.

Jackpots are everywhere at Ignition.