It's a special weekend for one as yet unidentified Internet gambler, who is probably still celebrating one of those life-changing progressive slot wins. Playing the Playtech-powered Beach Life progressive, this lucky individual hit a jackpot of $4 238 508 Friday, which ranks right up there with some of the biggest jackpots in online gambling history.
Only Microgaming's Mega Moolah ($5 556 758 and change on April 18, 2008) and Cryptologic's Millionaire's Club ($5 898 352 on May 15, 2007) have yielded bigger rewards in recent memory. Beach Life, which was launched in 2007, produced a $480 000 winner in July this year, too and there have been other six-figure winners in its short history, indicating a high rebuild rate.
The game is a 5-reel, 20-payline slot with a tropical holiday theme, and to win the jackpot the player has to wager on all 20 lines and achieve three suns symbols on the 20th pay line.
Where the latest big win was achieved and how the gambler handled his winning session was unknown as we went to press, but further information will no doubt be forthcoming soon.