London woman $2.2 million richer after bagging TWO huge progressive jackpots

  • Woman wins progressive jackpot twice on same slot, at same casino, just weeks apart
  • Londoner, in her 40s, defies incredible odds of 625 million to 1 in win
  • New car and treats for the family first on the purchase list for new millionnaire

A London woman in her 40s has defied odds of 625 million to 1 to win £1.7 million ($2.2 million) across two progressive jackpots on the same online slot at the same online casino.

Fronting up the bgo online casino is The Boss, played by Austin Powers star Verne Troyer. The challenge is to Beat The Boss, something which this lucky jackpot winner has certainly managed.
Fronting up the bgo online casino is The Boss, played by Austin Powers star Verne Troyer. The challenge is to Beat The Boss, something which this lucky jackpot winner has certainly managed.

It started when the bgo Casino player hit a £1.1 million ($1.42 million) progressive jackpot on Megajackpots Star Lanterns on Good Friday, April 14. Then, astonishingly, on May 8 she logged back into bgo and won another £627,000 by hitting the progressive jackpot again on the same game.

At odds of 625 million to 1, the win is mathematically nearly five times less likely than winning the EuroMillions jackpot, which has odds of just under 140 million to 1.

In the space of three weeks, the lucky player, who has the username ‘Sandam’ has changed her life. She was planning to use part of the first million to buy a new car, and she has also said she will be sharing the wealth by treating her family.

She has been playing with bgo since October 2015 and both times she won the jackpot she was betting at £20 ($25) a spin.

The power of the progressive jackpot

The Star Lanterns slot, by IGT, is one of the many that feature a progressive jackpot. Progressive jackpot games take a small percentage from each wager, across all casinos carrying that slot. The money gradually accumulates, often into multi-million sums, which is then paid out at random to lucky winners.

Star Lanterns is Chinese themed, with five ‘floating reels’ and 25 paylines. Appropriately, the slot’s tagline is ‘A Single Spin Can Change Your Life’. The question now is, will the new member of the millionaire’s club be looking to make it three times lucky?

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OUR VERDICT

The word has not been invented yet to describe scooping two progressive jackpots, just weeks apart, on the same slot game, at the same casino. ‘Lucky’ just doesn’t quite seem to do it justice.

A player could be forgiven for setting aside online casinos for a while having just been made a millionaire. But our winner was in no mood to quit while she was ahead – and having then bagged another £627,000, you have to say she was absolutely right to carry on.

Progressive jackpots are the ones to plump for if you are a player looking for a life-changing win. The odds are of course remote, but the big jackpots have an enduring appeal – just look at the popularity of national lotteries. You just never know.

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