Uncovering the Truth Behind the Megabucks ‘Curse’ in Vegas

If the supernatural is your cup of tea, then this article won’t alter your perception. But even if you believe that curses are a possibility, the evidence for this one is slim to none.

In March 2000, Cynthia Jay-Brennan, a 37-year-old cocktail waitress, won an impressive Megabucks slot jackpot at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas, the site of today’s Wynn and Encore. The grand total was nearly $35 million. She married her boyfriend and they began to plan a world tour.

Cynthia Jay proudly displays her Megabucks slot win at the Desert Inn before tragedy struck. (Image: Las Vegas Sun)

Six weeks later, Clark Morse, a drunk driver with 16 past convictions, crashed into the back of Jay-Brennan’s car as it was stopped at a red light. The collision killed her sister, Lela Anne Jay, 45, and left Jay-Brennan with a permanent spinal injury.

Morse, 58, received a 28-year prison sentence. Jay-Brennan remains paralyzed from the chest down. Far too much of her jackpot has been spent on medical bills.

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