You have a better chance of getting struck by lighting than hitting a hand with 4 aces
By Toni Gonzales | Las Vegas, NV | The Cosmopolitan
Labor Day proved to be all aces for one Las Vegas gambler. A single hand of poker won a player a $1-million dollar jackpot. The winning hand was played on a high limit video poker machine at The Cosmopolitan.
The Strip hotel confirmed the win on social media saying, “The #LaborDay party kicked off with one high limit video poker player winning $1,000,000 on a dealt monster – our new record for the largest non wide area progressive jackpot ever hit at the Cosmopolitan.”
For those not familiar with a wide area progressive, also known as a “WAP”, (no, not the Cardi B kind of “WAP”) it’s a system that links machines together from other casinos. This is done to create bigger jackpots. You’ve likely seen them in Wheel of Fortune or MegaBuck slot machines. These are paid out by the maker of the machine. They differ from local progressives in that those are paid out by the casino.
The $1-million dollar hand was four aces with a kicker. A kicker is a card that comes into play when a tie is needed to be broken in between players.
The odds of hitting getting four aces dealt in a single hand are 1 in 54,145 according to bicyclecards.com. For context, a person has a 1 in 15,300 chance of getting struck by lightning once in their lifetime.
The winner of the million dollar jackpot chose to remain anonymous.
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