1) Mum-of-three Jo Collins has won more than £162,000 playing bingo online – a world record. Jo, aGayle Mitchell is the most recognized female expert of casino gambling and has written extensively and presented seminars about casino gambling since 1996. She is the author of the Casino Gambling Made Easier series of books, numerous E-Books, booklets and the Slots Trilogy. She is also the editor of five online gaming newsletters including Casino Players Ezine. Gayle's website is www.easycasinogambling.com Special Needs School driver, had been playing Gala Bingo Online for only five days when she scooped £162.701.97. She said, ‘I’m going to pay off the mortgage, and the car, and go out to Australia to see the long-lost friends who introduced me to my husband. I have three grown up children and ten grandchildren and we are going to have a great party.’ Jo is also a Meals on Wheels volunteer. She has been married for 35 years.
She added, ‘I was at my daughter Melanie’s house when I realized I’d won a big prize. ‘We just went mad and danced around. When I told my husband Mervyn, he thought I’d picked up £1,600. You should have heard him when I explained that I had won over £160,000.' ‘I’m going to carry on with my driving job. The Special Needs kids rely on people like me to get them to school.’
The previous highest recorded win was £130,000.
2) Having placed $3.90 on RoxyPalace.com at online progressive slot King Cashalot, Amanda R from Plymouth, England is one of the highest online gaming Jackpot winners in the UK. Taking home a cool $1,427,369.74, Amanda had spent $240 on the day before she won, and with her 61st spin took home the Jackpot.
Microgaming's progressive network, Jackpot Madness, is the largest online progressive jackpot offering on the Internet.
3) A 90-cent bet by a UK player at a Millionaires Club slot scored a huge instant win of $1,768,554. at InterCasino.com. The history books record this to be the second largest hit for internet gaming and the second millionaire of 2005 is named.
Millionaires Club is a 9-line progressive slot that gives players anywhere an instant chance at a lottery-sized win paid out in one lump sum.The game, playable in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros, offers an initial jackpot amount of 175,000 in all three currencies that grows with every wager.
The game combines multi-line slots with the excitement of a video slot bonus round. After a spin, the player can be transported to the bonus round, where they are faced with the first of three spinning wheels adorned with various no risk cash awards. The player is then awarded that amount in chips. But if the player lands on an arrow, the middle wheel begins spinning. Three consecutive arrows pay out the jackpot prize.
4) HeidiB, a teacher from Ohio is a newly minted instant millionaire striking the big one at Lucky Nugget Casino for $1,216,557 at a King Cashalot progressive slot. “I’ve been keeping an eye on the King Cashalot total, but had only wagered $40.50 when it happened.” said Heidi. “I couldn’t believe I had actually won –it is still hard to believe. I’ve won smaller amounts during the 4 years that I have been playing online, but not even in my wildest dreams did I ever think I’ll be able to call myself a millionaire.”
5) Prima Network’s Bad Beat progressive Jackpot paid out with smiles and cash for ten poker players. Prima launched the progressive jackpot with a $50,000 contribution that increased to $92,814 won when two players set the stage for an unbelievable poker tale. At a $1/$2 bad beat table, ‘DoctorHowser’ held pocket nines versus ‘Eldkvarn’s” 10c-8c.
A flop of 7c-9c-6c turned the weaker hand into the nut straight flush, at the same time giving DoctorHowser the third nine. Eldkvarn called the $8 bet and the turn showed the 8s promoting the all-in push for $13.50 and call from Eldkvarn. But the river turned this bad read into a bad beat. Out came the 9d giving DoctorHowser four nines and though still not improving his hand to beat Eldkvarn, it did give him a good enough hand to take home the $32,484 bad beat jackpot. Eldkvarn walked away with a bigger bankroll as well, winning $16,242 for standing up to such an impressive hand.
The Bad Beat Jackpot takes a bit of the rake from the pot and transfers it to a progressive jackpot. This prize is won when a player loses with at least four-of-a-kind eights or better.
Additionally, 70% of the prize is shared among all players seated at the table.Stayed tuned for more Winning Reports.
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