An online casino player in Glasgow is celebrating this week after winning a cash prize of £565,500 ($709,100) via a modest £2 ($2.50) wager on the leprechaun-themed Rainbow Jackpots Powerlines game at GrosvenorCasinos.com.
The unnamed punter from the Scottish city’s Blackhill neighbourhood declared taking home the ‘life-changing’ jackpot may allow him to quit his day job in finance and buy a new house. He revealed the new funds are to also be used to support his family and pay for a relaxing holiday.
The undisclosed gamer, who plays under the username ‘bjm7867’, claimed to have had only ‘one hour of sleep’ in the run-up to scooping his jackpot on the evening of November 20 and he admitted to being ‘still in shock’ regarding the ‘life-changing amount of money’ now in his bank account.
Owned and operated by British online casino and sports betting giant Rank Group, GrosvenorCasinos.com offers an array of over 250 slots including the six-reel Rainbow Jackpots Powerlines title from Maltese developer Red Tiger Gaming. An unidentified spokesperson for the mobile-friendly site, which additionally features a sportsbook, a poker room and a large collection of live-dealer games, acknowledged being ‘thrilled for this winner in Glasgow’ and looking forward to awarding more prizes in the near future.
“He was practically speechless on the phone when we called to verify the win and in complete shock,” said the spokesperson for the United Kingdom-licensed domain. “It’s an astonishing amount of money from a £2 stake that will be truly life-changing and we look forward to hearing how he enjoys his winnings.”
This online win comes only a few weeks after another Scottish punter, 35-year-old Deivis Karklins, bagged a £54,000 ($67,600) windfall via a £1 ($1.25) blackjack wager placed inside the Grosvenor Casino Aberdeen. The 35-year-old father of two recently moved to the ‘Granite City’ from Latvia and detailed he was visiting the Rank Group-owned venue with a group of friends.
Karklins works in construction and had placed a wager on the £1 Ace King Progressive side bet game, which pays out a progressive jackpot if both the player and dealer are dealt a blackjack containing an ace and a king of the same suit. The fortunate punter stated he now plans to use the cash to treat his family and buy himself a luxury automobile.
“When the dealer told me that I'd played an ace and won, it took a moment for my brain to register what that meant,” Karklins said. “I spent a couple of minutes unaware and in disbelief but my friends were all jumping up and down around me with excitement. It was such an amazing moment.”
Alan Campbell has been reporting on the global gambling industry ever since graduating from university in the late-1990s with degrees in journalism, English and history. Now headquartered in the northern English city of Sheffield, he has written on a plethora of topics, companies, regulatory developments and technological innovations for a large number of traditional and digital publications from around the planet.Read Full Bio