Long Holiday Weekend in Las Vegas Turned Into a $354,742 Jackpot for Bodybuilder: “God Works in Mysterious Yet Beautiful Ways”

Published 05/30/2023, 5:55 AM EDT

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Bodybuilding can be an intense and physically demanding pursuit. While bodybuilding often requires focus and dedication, it can also be a solitary endeavor. While British fitness icon Zac Aynsley is dedicated to his fitness goals, he also recognizes the importance of socializing and enjoying life beyond the gym. Like many individuals, he acknowledges that having a well-rounded social life contributes to overall happiness and mental well-being. And quite recently, Aynsley went to Las Vegas for a short vacation where his luck shone in a casino jackpot. 

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So how exactly this British influencer won this incredible amount of money in Vegas? What’s the story behind it? Let’s dig deeper to find out.

How exactly did Zac Aynsley win the jackpot?

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Zac Aynsley’s story is one of triumph over adversity. He has faced personal challenges and battles with obesity and low self-esteem during his teenage years. But with sheer dedication and hard work, he sculpted his physique and rose to prominence in the bodybuilding industry. The fitness influencer recently went on a vacation along with his friends to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway and hit a solid jackpot while playing at a poker table.

After an hour or so of playing, Aynsley landed a jackpot ($354,742) with a Royal Flush on Crazy 4 Poker at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, according to Caesars Entertainment’s spokesperson. What is even more surprising is the fact that he was playing at the poker table for the first time.

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According to Caesars Entertainment, Aynsley revealed that he plans to use these winnings for investments as well as to help his family. He also added that it was the positivity that proved as a good luck charm throughout his visit. Dropping a hint about the same, he posted a story on Instagram with the caption“God works in mysterious yet beautiful ways.”

It wasn’t always a bed of roses for Aynsley

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Aynsley has been open about his terrible childhood experiences. Growing up, he didn’t have many friends around him, which was difficult for him as a kid. To make things even worse, he was often the victim of bullying and humiliation among his schoolmates. Aynsley remained indulged in a video game, ‘Minecraft,’ as a defense mechanism against his loneliness. 

He once shared, “Everywhere I went, it was hood up, head down. Between [the ages of ] 10 and 15, I had suicidal thoughts. I’d regularly climb to the top of water towers thinking, ‘Is this the day I’m going to jump?’” He continued,  “I’d regularly run home from school crying my eyes out, in floods of tears on the doorstep.”

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What changed his life entirely was a gym membership. After entering the world of bodybuilding, Aynsley became a global fitness icon through his discipline and sheer willpower. He has over a million followers on Instagram, and after winning the jackpot money in Vegas, Aynsley is definitely living his dream life.

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Sarthak Khanna

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Introducing Sarthak Khanna, a sports writer at EssentiallySports who specializes in Bodybuilding and other American sports. Sarthak found his calling in bodybuilding both as a writer as well as a practitioner of the sport. Gawking at the sight of some of the most aesthetic physiques, the experience was similar to what Mentzer once acknowledged as an “immediate emotional recognition.
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