It is seldom that life is kind enough to feel remorse and balances out a wrong with some good. This past Valentine’s Day, a 43 year old Swiss man, who wishes to remain anonymous, – ‘D’ -, sat alone at home, crying over his fate; depressed, with fantasies of suicide replaying in his mind’s eye. According to his unusual interview at Casino Luzern, the ‘love of his life’ left him for another man, a professional player who earns his daily bread at high-stakes Swiss poker rooms, just a week earlier. She confessed to cheating on ‘D’ for over a year before becoming engaged to the poker player and moving in with her new paramour.
On February 15, his only bachelor friend was worried about ‘D’, and decided to force him to go to Casino Luzern, for a night out, that he hoped will make ‘D’ temporarily forget his broken heart. The condition of ‘D’s heart is unknown, but the queue of single women, who are waiting outside his apartment, are sure to improve it.
Once inside Grand Casino Luzern, ‘D’, an apparent masochist, decided to play a Valentine’s Day themed slot machine. Luck was on his side, as on the second pull of the one-armed-bandit, five roses popped up, the machine exploded with flashing lights and multi-dimensional sounds (almost hospitalizing ‘D’ from the initial shock.) ‘D’, who never visit a traditional casino, did not expect the slot machine to react in this manner, as his only gambling experience involved bets on football games at online sportsbooks in Switzerland.
‘D’ was truly in the right place and at the right time since he won the Progressive Jackpot of 1,056,152 Swiss francs. Despite the enormous taxes he will pay as prescribed under Swiss gambling laws, he will still split the Jackpot with his friend who dragged him to the casino. ‘D’ plans to invest his winning as well as purchase a condo. No information is available as to whether he called his x-girlfriend to brag about his lucky Valentine’s Day present.