We’ve all seen the movies where a soon-to-be-married man’s friends throw him the ultimate bachelor party with unexpected results. On Friday, July 22, 2016, David K. actually lived it.
“My friends and I said we wanted to have one crazy weekend,” said the 37-year-old restaurant worker from Old Forge, PA (known as the pizza capital of the world). “A crazy weekend is exactly what we got.”
David and his buds chose Tropicana as their primary bachelor party headquarters for a weekend of revelry and fun.
“We had just come in that night. We had a long weekend ahead of us with plans to stay Friday through Monday,” The groom said. “So we grabbed something quick to eat and were walking around to get ourselves familiar with the property. I just happened to sit down at that particular machine.”
That machine was a $1 Monopoly Luxury Diamonds™ game in Tropicana’s new High Limit Slot Area. According to the lucky winner, he had played about 20 minutes before something life-changing happened.
“At first I thought I hit $10,000,” the groom-to-be said. “I was reading the machine and it said $10,000 or a progressive pot. I told my friends I won $10,000. They told me to look again, I had actually hit the progressive.”
David’s winning combination earned him the top progressive prize of $747,737.09.
“I was speechless. It was nuts. I didn’t know what to do or what to say. Finally, I took a deep breath, turned to my friends and said, ‘Gentlemen, get ready for a weekend that will make history.'”
The friends’ epic celebration included dinner at The Palm, bottle service at Providence and visits to several Atlantic City beach bars.
What did David’s fiancée think about his big win?
“Her brother was with us and he called her right away. At first she didn’t believe us. She figured it was just some bachelor party joke,” David shared. “She actually demanded proof. We sent her a picture of the hit and she called back asking if it was for real. Then she got excited.”
When asked what he would tell Tropicana slot players about his winning experience, Krappa said, “You always see photos of winners and assume they are big time gamblers,” he said. “This was a dollar machine with a five-dollar max bet. It wasn’t some elaborate thousand-dollar machine. This was a game that anybody and everybody can play. You don’t have to have a huge bankroll. This time, an average Joe really did win.”
David plans to use a portion of his winnings to pay for his upcoming wedding in September and honeymoon travel which includes visits to Las Vegas and Porto Vallarta.
David, your friends at Tropicana wish you and your fiancée a very happy and lucky ever-after!