Monday, January 25, 2016 : PLAYTECH CLAIMS LARGEST YET MOBILE JACKPOT WIN
Euro 5.8 million won by librarian on Android mobile device.
Online gambling software and games provider Playtech has claimed a new record for a UK major mobile jackpot win after a player on Galabingo.com spent just GBP4 to spin her way to a massive Euro 5.89 million progressive jackpot win on the Jackpot Giant slot.
The windfall represents the equivalent of 170 years pay based on the average UK salary.
The anonymous Scots player's win is the largest ever on a Playtech network bingo site and the second biggest ever Playtech slot win on a progressive jackpot game following a hit on the progressive slot Beach Life which saw the jackpot drop at GBP 6.2 million in 2012.
The lucky librarian from Glasgow in Scotland was reportedly blown away at the news but went back to stamping literary works of fact and fiction the next day, seemingly unaffected by her massive jackpot win.
She has been a loyal Gala Bingo customer for three years online and in club, and was using her Android Galaxy S5 when she struck the big jackpot to score an impressive 1 million, one hundred twenty-six thousand, three hundred seventeen times return on her GBP4 investment.
“I picked up my mobile and started playing while I was watching TV,” the winner said. “Minutes later I saw a huge string of numbers coming up and realised I’d hit the jackpot. I was simply blown away and couldn’t believe I’d won. It’s still sinking in and my family and I are still in a complete state of shock.”
Having a bit of fun on what the winner could go out and buy with her new fortune, Playtech used average UK prices to suggest 15 houses, or in the rare books sector – a First Folio edition of William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies.
Alison Digges, brand director at Gala Coral Interactive, said: “This is our biggest ever jackpot win on Gala Bingo by far and we’re delighted one of our many loyal players has claimed the prize. Jackpot Giant is one of our most popular progressive games and we can’t wait for yet more winners.”
Readers who want to see what it's like to be on the receiving end of such a life-changing moment can watch the big win here: