Question: What are your thoughts on machines that are long overdue for a jackpot? Kali D. Answer: You must be a new reader to the column, Kali, as this question has been answered ample times over the past eight years. A machine is never “overdue” in that it becomes more likely to hit. Theories such as that a machine will get very tight right before a jackpot are just hogwash. A jackpot is just as likely to hit right after the last one, or a million pulls after the last jackpot hit.