People can’t resist the urge to get rich fast, so they try their luck on slot machines. But, the odds of hitting a multi-million dollar jackpot are almost impossible. Nevertheless, Las Vegas is home to over 165,000 slot machines. Here's a look at some of the biggest jackpots in Las Vegas history. People who got really lucky.

2. Desert Inn

Desert Inn

In January 2000, cocktail waitress Cynthia Jay-Brennan won almost $35 million playing a Megabucks machine at the Desert Inn. Unfortunately, a few weeks later, she was involved in car crash by a drunk driver which left her paralyzed and killed her sister. This started an urban legend/ myth that bad things happen to those who win big Vegas jackpots.

Total Winnings: $34,955,489.56

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