888 ONLINE CASINO PUNTER WINS $4.3 MILLION
Millionaire Genie online slot lives up to its name.
A 47-year-old female online punter in the UK is enjoying an early Christmas after hitting a $4.3 million jackpot on a stake of just GBP 1.50 at 888 online casino playing the Millionaire Genie slot.
The player, who has elected to remain anonymous, is a regular visitor to the online casino, a statement from 888 casino revealed this week, adding:
“As an 888poker player who dabbles in both poker and slots machines recreationally, she had played this game before on several occasions.”
The newly-minted multi-millionaire told casino management:
“I didn’t think it was real and had to take a picture of it. Once it sunk in, I realized this is a life changing win and couldn't be happier.”
She said that she could now leave her job as an occupational therapist to take a break and care for her family, which includes a mother with Alzheimer’s.
“I’m going to leave work to take care of my mother who has Alzheimer’s,” she said. “It was the first thought that popped into my mind; I can finally care for her and get help to care for her.”
Other plans include an exotic holiday somewhere sunny and warm; probably to India, she said.
In related news, a Pokerstars player is also significantly better off this week following a $1.2 million win in a $100 Spin & Go on PokerStars, which he scored on December 15.
Online player "jrww86" – a 30-year-old teacher from Bermuda who has been playing recreationally for the past decade – was competing with two other players, Belarusian “netspider_by” and Russian “REVELKOF,” in the $100 buy-in tournament and managed to prevail to claim the massive jackpot…only the third of this size among the sixteen jackpots won in Spin and Go tourneys since they were introduced two years ago.