A Woman from North York Wins more than $1 million Playing Nickel Slots



A Toronto woman spent just $5 on a slot machine in Niagara on Sunday and went home $1.03 million dollars richer.

Casilda Pouk who is 51 was playing the Mighty Millionaire nickel slot machine when she hit the jackpot. She was only on her third spin on the slot machine before she hit it lucky to win a life changing sum of money.

She told Global News in her North York home that it is just ‘wow’ and that her husband is now able to buy his dream car.

Pouk was originally heading for Casino Rama with her family where she played 90 ball bingo games at William Hill. Casino Rama is north of Toronto but bad weather caused a change of heart. She even missed the first casino bus to Niagara.

Pouk had $200 to play and she quickly lost money on the other machines. She then came across the lucky nickel slot machine which gave her an enormous payoff.

Pouk came from the Philippines to Canada in 1991 to work as a nanny. She had jobs at a convenience store and a grocery chain before she began working as a cashier at a McDonald’s on the overnight shift. Pouk still works at the restaurant 15 years later and she plans to return to work this week.

Pouk is the youngest of 11 children and she generously supports her family in the Philippines sending back money even though money was tight. Now that she has hit it big she is now able to help her family more.

Pouk is an occasional casino player but now she says she may play again as you never know if you will win another big payoff.