New Jersey Online Slots Player Takes home $288k After Playing Online Pokies during Work Conference Call
August 06, 2018
A New Jersey woman has won nearly $288,000 playing online slots. She won the slot game when she was playing the game during a conference call for work. The South Jersey woman who is unidentified won the jackpot on a $2 wager. She was playing the Divine Fortune pokie game at the SugarHouse Online Casino.
Online Slots Player – Largest Jackpot Offered
The $287,945 payout is the largest ever online pokies jackpot offered in the state. It is also the largest win in New Jersey since Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino entered into New Jersey’s online gambling business in 2016.
“Striking this record-breaking jackpot is good for us and the whole online gaming market. It proves that players can win life-changing sums online at any time and also anyplace,” said Richard Schwartz, the President of Rush Street Interactive – the online casino’s operator. The winner stated that she was on a work conference call and that she almost screamed out loud when she realised that she had won the jackpot. The woman is said to have been playing at the casino since January.
Previous big winners at SugarHouse include Anibal Lopes, a 33-year-old supervisor for a construction business from Woodbridge who won $193,737 in the ancient Greece-themed online pokie game in March. Lopes took home this large prize because the jackpot has been building up since it was previously won in 2017.
“I did not believe I had won that amount of cash,” Lopes said. “I told my better half: I am not feeling well. My legs are trembling. She said we must take you to the emergency room. I told her no, it’s not because I am sick, I just won about $194,000.”
Divine Fortune is one of over 400 casino games available on the online gambling site.
Commenting on the big wins, Schwartz stated: “We love to offer our players exhilarating games that provide real chances for significant winnings.