Lady Luck was certainly on her side as Polish-born Joanna Krupa hit a $4,000 jackpot on a slot machine at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida.
Joanna Krupa is a 35-year-old former model and current actress. She has been a lingerie model for Frederick’s of Hollywood, appeared twice on the cover of Playboy and participated on Dancing with the Stars with partner Derek Hough, who had been a champion on the show previously. In 2012, she was added as a cast member to the reality television show The Real Housewives of Miami.
Krupa is a casual gambler by any metric, but she has garnered attention for her enjoyment of the pastime simply due to the sheer amount of attention she receives regardless of what she does. The model-actress is very active in social media, and she often engages with her audience by chronicling her various adventures, and on numerous occasions, those activities have involved gambling.
This was the case with her visit to Hard Rock. Fans followed along on Facebook and Twitter and even cheered her on as she sat down at the blackjack tables, but didn’t have any luck. Most such jaunts ended that way. She would win a little here, win a little there, but at the end of the night walk away losing more than she had earned.
Hitting the Jackpot
This night was different. After a series of losing hands against a live blackjack dealer, she moved over to the electronic machines and bounced around between several different slot machines and video poker machines. After a series of unlucky spins, she hits a $4,000 single-line jackpot and came out on top for a change. It is unclear from the photos she posted, however, which machine yielded the payday.