- Stay-at-home mum takes a chance on Open Season slot and walks away with mammoth progressive jackpot
- The winner, Debra, only had one spin on the game, which was enough to win over $315,000
Rarely a month seems to pass without some lucky so-and-so scooping a huge jackpot at Slotland. This time it was the turn of a stay-at-home mum whose decision to play at home turned out to be an inspired one. The woman extracted over $315,000 from the Open Season slot in a single spin, the largest payout yet from the site’s progressive jackpot system.
“I’m in total shock, even more so after being told it was a record win. It hasn’t fully sunk in yet. At first I didn’t couldn’t believe it but when Slotland told me it really happened my jaw dropped and I actually started dancing,” recalls winner, Debra.
Jackpot value grows
According to Slotland manager Michael Hilary, the jackpot system usually pays out around the $200,000 mark, but on this occasion its decision to hold out for more proved to be Debra’s good fortune. Like many online casinos, Slotland links its progressive online slots together so that the more they’re played, the higher their collective jackpot value grows. Typically a qualifying bet of at least $5 needs to be placed for a portion of that to go into the progressive pot.
The game which Debra triumphed on, Open Season, is a hunting-themed slot with 5 reels and 50 paylines. Symbols include fish, ducks, boar and bears. Basically anything you can shoot or fish. It’s the bear that holds the key to the big money wins and it was thanks to this symbol that Debra cleaned up. Five bears on a pay line is what it takes to land the big one. An entertaining and unusual game, Open Season also features a mystery symbol of a wolf which awards a random cash bonus when you land three or more in view.
‘Trip around the world’
The game was added to Slotland to coincide with the site’s 17th birthday celebrations last year and the previous highest sum won there was $266,000 from Carnival, but Debra’s Open Season victory comfortably surpasses that.
“Gosh, there’s so many things I’ve dreamed of doing!” said the understandably excited winner. “We’ll do some practical stuff, I guess, like put money aside for the kids…But then we’ll do some fun stuff too, like throw a party and spoil ourselves with some new goods. And I’d love to do a trip around the world!”
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