Online Winners: Their Stories
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Online Winners and the jackpot stories behind their large hits at
At one time, Big
Strikes were hit mainly at land-based casinos, but no
more. This report details
the stories of online winners.
1) Daydreaming Divorced Dad Looks Forward to
Gloating Over $200K Jackpot Win
has changed for a divorced dad who won the largest progressive
jackpot ever at Slotland.com. The player known as “Forgomo”, who was
daydreaming while playing when he suddenly had $200,111 in his account,
doesn’t expect much teasing about his slot machine hobby from his sons
“Of course, I can hardly wait to tease my kids next
weekend when they come over,” said the divorced father of two who only
recently returned to Slotland.com after a three year break from playing
online. “I have a feeling that I will be able to take a lot of ribbing
from them on any losing streak I might have in the future!”
of his record-breaking win, Forgomo made a $200 deposit on the weekend
while his sons were watching TV. He started playing one of his
favourites, Heavy Metal.
“I remembering relaxing with my coffee and
slowly spinning each round, even daydreaming a bit about what I should
do that evening, when suddenly it happened. I ended up winning it by
holding two Triple 7 symbols on line C and watching the third Triple 7
symbol end my spin.
It took me a moment to actually register that the
huge amount in my bankroll was from the jackpot, but once it did I just
stared for the longest time, shaking my head and laughing
Jo Collins is an online winner of more than £162,000 – a world record
Jo, a SpecialNeeds
driver, had been playing
Gala Bingo Online for only five days when she scooped £162.701.97.
She said, ‘I’m going to pay off the mortgage, and the car, and go out
to see the long-lost friends who introduced me to my husband. I have
grown up children and ten grandchildren and we are going to have a
Jo is also a Meals on Wheels volunteer. She has been married for 35
She added, ‘I was at my daughter Melanie’s house when I realized I’d
won a big
prize. ‘We just went mad and danced around. When I told my husband
thought I’d picked up £1,600. You should have heard him when I
explained that I
had won over £160,000.'
‘I’m going to carry on with my driving job. The Special Needs kids rely
people like me to get them to school.’ The previous highest recorded
win was £130,000.
Million Video Poker Win
a new online winner via
the ‘double up’ feature on their Jacks or Better game. The anonymous
began his lucky streak when his $5 wager found a pair of queens earning
And that’s when things went wild. With his small victory, he
took advantage of
the option to double up which gives players a 50% chance of winning
After doubling up successfully a further 16 times, the player topped
out with a
massive $1.3 million.
“I thought about cashing out after breaking $40,000, but decided to
said the player. “Then when I broke one million, I was tempted by the
of doubling up on over one million dollars, but finally decided against
when Lucky Nugget Online Casino player, Jim
L was an online winner for a staggering
$1,683,526.64 on the Major Millions Progressive Jackpot, the largest
jackpot ever won on the Internet to date.
The online winner, Jim L., a trucking company expediter inWisconsin,
will receive his groundbreaking win in the form of a single cash
plans to put it to good use by moving to a farm, building a house and
90-cent bet by a UK
player at a Millionaires Club slot scored a
huge instant online winner of $1,768,554.
at InterCasino. The history books
record this to be the second largest hit for internet gaming.
Millionaires Club is
a 9-line progressive slot that gives players anywhere an instant chance
lottery-sized win paid out in one lump sum.
The game, playable
in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros, offers an initial jackpot
175,000 in all three currencies that grows with every wager.
The game combines
multi-line slots with the excitement of a video slot bonus round. After
the player can be transported to the bonus round, where they are faced
first of three spinning wheels adorned with various no risk cash
The player is then
awarded that amount in chips. But if the player lands on an arrow, the
wheel begins spinning. Three consecutive arrows pay out the jackpot
Bad Beat progressive Jackpot paid
out with smiles and
cash for ten poker players. Prima launched the progressive jackpot with
$50,000 contribution that increased to $92,814 won when two players set
stage for an unbelievable poker tale.
At a $1/$2 bad beat
table, ‘DoctorHowser’ held pocket nines versus ‘Eldkvarn’s” 10c-8c.
A flop of 7c-9c-6c
turned the weaker hand into the nut straight flush, at the same time
DoctorHowser the third nine. Eldkvarn called the $8 bet and the turn
8s promoting the all-in push for $13.50 and call from Eldkvarn. But the
turned this bad read into a bad beat. Out came the 9d giving
nines and though still not improving his hand to beat Eldkvarn, it did
a good enough hand to take home the $32,484 bad beat jackpot.
Eldkvarn walked away
with a bigger bankroll as well, winning $16,242 for standing up to such
The Bad Beat Jackpot
takes a bit of the rake from the pot and transfers it to a progressive
This prize is won when a player loses with at least four-of-a-kind
better. Additionally, 70% of the prize is shared among all players
Deal's record Jackpot
was won at a staggering £965,728, over
the game's previous record!
The luckiest ever online winner
is 27-year-old Emira B from
Dewsbury in West Yorkshire.
"Thank you so much. I'm in shock. It's unbelievable.
I've just told my family. They sort of believe me! They didn't even
know that I
played. I told them to look and that I'd won the Jackpot. It's not sunk
Oh my God."
Emira fled to the UK
1992. She came with her baby brother and very little spoken English.
she has improved her language skills although life has been hard. Not
after she settled in the UK,
her young brother passed away in a car accident.
After the win, Emira said about her future plans, "Me
and my family will be sorted!
I've got work tomorrow but
don't know if I'll go. I work as
a therapist in a Beauty Salon. Perhaps I'll buy one and be my own
HeidiB, a teacher from Ohio is
a newly minted millionaire
striking the big one at Lucky Nugget
Casino for $1,216,557 at a King Cashalot progressive slot.
“I’ve been keeping an
eye on the King Cashalot total, but had only wagered $40.50 when it
said Heidi, the online winner.
“I couldn’t believe I had actually won –it is still hard to
believe. I’ve won smaller amounts during the 4 years that I have been
online, but not even in my wildest dreams did I ever think I’ll be able
myself a millionaire.”
9) Having placed $3.90 on
King Cashalot, Amanda R from Plymouth,
is one of the
highest online winners in the UK.
Taking home a cool $1,427,369.74, Amanda had spent $240 on the day
won, and with her 61st spin took home the Jackpot.
player ‘Iringion’ hit a $116,828. jackpot
while playing the
machine. “I wasn’t even a real slot fan before this,” said Iringion. “I
prefer online poker and other card games, but after this experience,
you can be
sure I love spinning slots now.”
The online winner decided to try out Slotsland’s unique games after
several are card games. "I just figured that there are more slots and
players probably play the slots more often than the card games, which
is why I
see so many slot machine jackpots.
I did recall Striking Sevens hitting recently, so I really was not
the jackpot by playing the card games. When the cards came up, I will
forget seeing that beloved jack of diamonds fall on the bottom line."
11) Brenda J,
winner from Canada hit
for $645,356. at a Gold Rally $2 progressive slot. The
self-employed mother of 4 was stunned in describing her win.
it first hit I did not believe it & played another round. Then
I woke up my
husband and asked him if I was crazy or did I just hit the Jackpot? First thing he asked
was--are you playing for
fun or real?
I said for real, honey. He confirmed it and we
both just gazed at
each other in disbelief. I started shaking all over. Holy smoke, I did
just kept telling myself. It's still so hard to believe.”
plans include braces for her youngest and pay some bills.
12) A 48 year old man
from Portsmouth won over £2 million
at Gala Coral’s betting
and gaming website. Playing
on MegaJackpots Cluedo with Free Spin Mystery Bonus, the player won
£2,086,585 by lining up five MegaJackpots symbols on the centre
pay-line with a maximum bet play.
Gala Coral deploys the game via
WagerWorks. The company has confirmed that it is the largest online
winner ever by a British bookmaker customer.
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