Cynthia Jay was a cocktail waitress in Monte Carlo who won an astronomical $35million on the Megabucks jackpot. It is one of the largest recorded jackpots and it happened with one pull.
She and her soon-to-be husband now had the chance to pursue their dreams which included having enough money to pay for their wedding, buy a house and travel to exotic locations. Life could not get any better. However, 45 days later this all changed.
Cynthia and her sister Lela were driving in a separate car to the rest of their family on a night out in Vegas when their car was hit head-on by a drunk driver whilst they were stopped at a traffic light. Lela was killed instantly whilst Cynthia was paralyzed from the waist down. She has over the years dealt with her hardships courageously and she and Terry remain happily married and she spends the bulk of her time helping others with paralysis and other disabilities.
Archie Karas is a well-known gambler who arrived in Vegas in Dec 1992 with a mere $50 to his name. Over the next 3 years, he parlayed an astounding run winning a total of $40 million.
He won fortunes at Baccarat, Poker, and Craps mainly at the Horseshoe Casino which according to various sources he virtually bankrupted. It is even said he won over $1 million from a prominent casino executive. However, within 18 months of his rise to fame and fortune, he lost his entire $40 million and tried to scratch his way back to fortune by playing in low-stakes games.
Over the years things got worse for Archie, he has been arrested three times for cheating at Blackjack and is no longer allowed to enter or play at any Las Vegas Casinos.
How quickly it can all turn!