“Of course she scored a jackpot just for this,” writes Frankoys.
SEAL and DELTA Teams usually received top priority in their hunts for “jackpot” targets and dedicated air surveillance assets.
In the meantime, he takes trips to Vegas, sometimes sleeping in his car or in movie theaters for weeks, hoping to hit the jackpot.
From tour guides to chefs, glass blowers to club owners, they each tout different talents to hit the jackpot.
In 1998, a year after they married, Mark hit the jackpot with the Oscar-winning Saving Private Ryan.
A faint heart may never win a fair lady, but five of them have won many a jackpot.
Did the preacher gent die, er did Brother Peyton jump the game, taking the jackpot with him?
"Let him keep the doggone calf and we'll have to put up a jackpot for the feller that owns it," advised Bronco.
These editorials were vigorously rebutted by editors and columnists who as yet had not had a chance to try for the jackpot.
It was jackpot; the chips were piled high; and the man in the linen coat was dealing again.
also jack-pot, "big prize," 1944, from slot machine sense (1932), from obsolete poker sense (1881) of antes that begin when no player has a pair of jacks or better; from jack (n.) in the card-playing sense + pot (n.1). Earlier, in criminal slang, it meant "trouble," especially "an arrest" (1902).
The regular Draw-Poker game is usually varied by occasional Jack-Pots, which are played once in so many deals, or when all have refused to play, or when the player deals who holds the buck, a marker placed in the pool with every jack-pot. In a jack-pot each player puts up an equal stake and receives a hand. The pot must then be opened by a player holding a hand of the value of a pair of knaves (jacks) or better. If no player holds so valuable a hand the deal passes and each player adds a small sum to the pot or pool. When the pot is opened the opener does so by putting up any sum he chooses, within the limit, and his companions must pay in the same amount or "drop." They also possess the right to raise the opener. The new cards called for are then dealt and the opener starts the betting, the play proceeding as in the regular game. ["Encyclopaedia Britannica," 11th ed., 1911, "Poker." The article notes "Jack-Pots were introduced about 1870."]
The largest win available in a slot machine
[1940s+ Gambling; fr the progressive jack pot in poker, which stipulates that if no player has a pair of jacks or better to open, then on the next hand, after anteing again, someone must have queens or better, and so on; thus the pot could become quite large; the poker use, ''a very large win,'' is found by 1881]