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The origin of "hit the jackpot"

Posted by Simon Su on November 08, 2003

I am a student of English department in Taiwan( Not a part of China,I insist) I need to have a report on the origin of the phrase" hit the jackpot" Due to the approach of the midterm exam, I am quite about that. Because I have been searching for information for quite a long time.Unfortunately, I apparently destined to fail. Finally I find this website.I also find some nice information about the jackpot. But I need the complete information about the origin.I need help.Thanks