Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon recently, J-Lo explained how, back in 2004, she received an unexpected telephone call from her mother.
Mom – full name Guadalupe Rodriguez – had been playing the fruit machines at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City.
J-Lo immediately knew something was strange because of her mother’s uncharacteristically calm demeanour, which soon gave way to screaming as she revealed she had just won $2.4 million.
Jimmy Fallon responded with his own anecdote – revealing that he won $200 on the same brand of fruit machines in Atlantic City on the same night.
“You know, my mom would say that you warmed it up for her,” said J-Lo. “It’s crazy slot-talk.”
Of course UK pub fruit machines and club fruit machines don’t offer progressive jackpots on such a scale, but three-figure top prizes are common place.
And Fallon revealed that his own three-figure win, shared with his father, was enough for them to go home feeling like champions – a feeling any British slots jackpot winner probably knows well.