People gamble for a wide variety of reasons. For some it’s all about the money, for some the pure enjoyment and for others it’s the camaraderie and connection that gambling can provide; but there is one thing that they do all have in common. They all dream of hitting the jackpot!
Alison Bradbury, a 60-year old mother of four, and grandmother of nine, has just picked up a cheque for £67,000 after playing a game of online bingo at the Ladbrokes online bingo site. Bradbury won that amazing haul with a buy-in of just 5p, and the news came just three years after she successfully underwent a triple heart bypass.
The quite remarkable victory was made even more astounding when Bradbury told journalists that she only thought she had won £120: “I thought I had won £120. I had to get my daughter to deal with it because my ticker was doing ten to the dozen.” The windfall will be put to good use as her husband, Ken, can now retire from his position at a power station and they can help pay for their daughter’s wedding.
When it comes to mind blowing jackpots, bingo pales into comparison when faced with the might of the slot machine progressive jackpot. On 20th January 2013, a 47 year old Finnish man, decided to pass the time of day by having a few spins on the Mega Fortune slot machine on Paf.com.
The man deposited some money and bet €0.50 cents for his first spin, and a few minutes later was staring at a screen showing him he had won €17,861,813; the largest-ever pay out on an online slot machine in the history of the game.
The largest-ever jackpot win on a non-progressive slot machine was also won by a Finnish player playing on Paf.com, when a €5 bet scooped a jackpot of €8,636,014.54 whilst playing a game of Arabian Nights.