It was expected that winners of the jackpot would receive the machine as a gift so this isn’t much of a surprise. This takes all Lion’s Share slot machines off the casino floor in all Vegas casinos. None of the other 49 Lion’s Share slot machines that were made are even on eBay.
While we say goodbye to a Las Vegas legend we can look on the bright side. There’s no more standing in line for hours with dreams of a mega jackpot just to blow $100. There are plenty of better ways to kill time and money in Vegas.
Some time around midnight last night MGM Grand tweeted that somebody had won the $2.4 Million Lion’s Share jackpot that’s been building for 20 years. That tweet has was deleted when I woke up this morning. It used an old picture not showing the winning pull so it didn’t seem legitimate anyway.
Questions were flying on twitter whether or not the Lion’s Share jackpot was actually hit. At 12:24, while at the opening of SLS Las Vegas, the usually reliable Norm Clarke confirmed that a couple from New Hampshire did win the Lion’s Share jackpot.
People would stand in line to play Lion’s Share at all times of the day for their shot at the huge jackpot. There have been rumors that the winners of the jackpot would receive the actual slot machine but here’s no confirmation of that.
If you played Lion’s Share simply because it was an old game, you can head towards the sportsbook and play Sigma Derby. If you’re looking for a game with a big jackpot (but really bad odds) you can head over to a MegaBucks slot machine at any casino.
This morning at 9:30 am there was a line of 6 people waiting to play the Lions Share slot machine at MGM Grand. There’s no time limit to play the game so you could stand around for hours waiting. The $2 million jackpot on this slot machine has made this game popular for years with Vegas dorks like me. Since a massive PR campaign landed the tale of Lions Share on a ton of websites, the masses have turned out and lines are now out the wazoooooooo.
I don’t do lines – especially for a slot machine!
Slot machines are generally played people 55 and over, most of whom are women. The best time to play Lions Share (or any slot machine) is when the elders are sleeping. Head over to the game during the overnight hours to snag your turn at the game.
Your best bet to get on Lions Share without waiting is probably around 3 am but you should find the game available with little to no wait from 12 am to 5 am. Any time after that you’ll be waiting with the masses. Good luck!