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Canadians Hit Jackpots Too: 8.9M MegaBucks at Casino Rama

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 24th March 2008 2:25pm
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It only took $200 an hour or spins for Anna Falco to pull $9M out of a megabucks machine at Casinorama in Woobridge Ontario - the Canadian jackpot record.

Falco had spent around $200 when lights flashed and bells sounded.

"She knew right away she had won," publicist Jenna Hunter said yesterday. "The machine has a big electronic sign above it showing the (jackpot) total and it's continuously going up and up and up and up.

"When she put her money in, it would have said $8 million, 900 something ... and all the lights and all the bells and whistles went off."

She was soon surrounded by a large, excited crowd, Hunter said.

"She's a regular everybody knew who she was," the publicist said. "We couldn't be more thrilled. They are such nice people."

At that point, a rotating stage lowered from the casino's ceiling featuring some of the greatest musicians in Canadian history, all of which played one song to a throng of casino punters. Here's the setlist:

Rush - "The Trees"
Saga "On The Loose"
Helix "Rock You"
Raven "Big Fat Mama"
Anvil "Green Jesus"
Aldo Nova "Fantasy"

Dude, they played "The Trees".

Oh, and the stuff about the bands... we made that up.

the greatest bands in Canadian music history all



Comments & Discussion:

No Max Webster, Triumph, Loverboy, Gordon Lightfoot, Mitsou, Headpins, Lee Aaron, Corey Hart or Bryan Adams references?

Well at least we don't have to pay all the tax when we win big, we get to take the money home and just pay tax on the interest. And I read something about this, actually Nickleback showed up and played their newest hit "This song sounds just like all the rest we wrote, but you'll listen to it anyway because we're Canadian"

Donny - all those guys apparently had prior bookings at the Winnipeg Winter Carnival that weekend.

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