OK, not quite, but it's as close as I've come in forever.
Having cabin fever today, I had to get out of the house. But where to go, with the rain (finally) coming down as hard as it was? Thunder Valley, the local Native American Reparations Center, seemed a logical answer.
A friend and I went there and made it in time to get the lunch price for the buffet, then we headed out to the gaming floor. We felt our way through the smoke to the Rewards Center, where I was given a rather nice mug. I accomplished nothing of note while using my free entry in the slot tournament, so off to the regular slots.
We walked around, trying to find that one machine that calls your name, saying "Play me, big boy, play me." I heard the siren call--a patriotic themed, red, white, and blue machine. It was only a nickel slot, and I told my friend he should play it. He didn't want to, so I did; in went twenty bucks. He played a machine right around the corner.
I played twenty lines, betting a nickel each line. After only a few spins, I got one of the special bonuses. The screen immediately above the wheels showed what looked like a wheel of fortune, and I touched the screen to get the wheel spinning. Round and round and round it went, and it stopped--on a bonus of 1500 nickels!
I cashed out my $92.75 and would have called it quits for the day, but I found my favorite--Tailgate Party (cue the music to "Get Ready For This"). I played nine lines at a nickel a line, and while I couldn't get a football game bonus or a chearleader bonus, I did score two barbecue bonuses at 90 nickels each (10 times my bet). When I cashed out I had $92.30, so all my Tailgate Party playing cost me 45 cents--one bet's worth.
I walked out with over $70 more than I walked in with; not bad for playing nickel slots!