Man Wins $1.48M Playing Powerbucks Slot Game

When we sit down at a slot machine, whether in person or online, the hope is that the next spin will be the one that pays off. For a man playing at Chances Casino in Kelowna, that’s exactly what happened. He turned a $3 spin into just under $1.5 million in winnings. Blog

Greg Moroso didn’t give much thought to his choice of Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune Lucky Coins on Stage. He simply through that the chair looked comfortable, so he sat down and started to play the classic slot game.

That’s when his life changed. Playing on the progressive slot machine, he turned a single $3 wager into a win of $1,485,994.62, hitting the jackpot on March 22. It is a story that we have heard before but remains unbelievable, nonetheless.

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Sitting down to play online slots or a machine at your favourite casino is largely the same experience. As it turns out, Moroso had an edge that online players don’t. He made his choice of slot machines because he noticed the comfortable chairs in front of them.

“Quite frankly, I just wanted to sit down in a nice, comfortable chair for a little bit, so the win was a big plus,” he said. “I said, ‘Holy cow, that’s not possible!’” 

He called his partner via FaceTime immediately after the win to share the news. “She said she went numb when I told her. She was so shocked and it didn’t sink in for her until about 48 hours later.”

The Big Win

The win itself came playing Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune Lucky Coins On Stage, a progressive jackpot slot machine. He made a wager of just $3 and earned a whopping $1,485,994.62 back in return. The game is one of just two machines linked to Powerbucks.

Players have the chance to win cash, trigger major bonuses, and even win the progression jackpot. The latter begins at $1 million and grows with each bet placed throughout any participating Canadian casinos.

Moroso has a fairly modest goal with his money. He plans to see the Eagles live in concert when the legendary band plays at the Sphere in Las Vegas. “I’m going to get some good seats for the concert,” he said. He also plans to focus on retiring early and buying an RV to travel across the country.


It is the kind of win that players dream of, whether playing in person or at an online casino. We hear about how one pull or spin can be a game-changer, and that is certainly what happened for Greg Moroso.

Powerbucks continues to be a staple for British Columbia gaming enthusiasts and that is unlikely to change in the wake of this huge win. On any given day, with any given play, anyone can win big playing their favourite slot game.

Noah has worked in the iGaming space for more than five years, first as a freelancer and now as part of Duluth Media. He’s experienced in all facets of the industry and has covered plenty of sports.

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