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New Jersey Woman Wins $288K Playing Online Slots while at Work

By on Wednesday, 8 August 2018

A woman from New Jersey made a fortune playing an online slot game during a work conference call.

The unidentified woman from Sewell placed a $2 bet on the Divine Fortune game at the SugarHouse Online Casino. She won a total of $287,945 – the largest online slots payout in the history of the United States. It also broke the winning record in New Jersey since Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino entered New Jersey’s e-gaming market in 2016.

“Hitting this record-breaking jackpot is great for us and for the entire online gaming industry, as it proves people can win life-changing amounts online at any time and anyplace,” commented Richard Schwartz, President of Rush Street Interactive, operator of SugarHouse Casino.

The winner posted on the online casino’s chatroom that she was “actually on a conference call and almost screamed out loud” when she hit the jackpot.

Previous Wins

The progressive Mega Jackpot of the 5-reel Divine Fortune has been hit 6 times so far. The largest amount won previously was $193,737, received by the 33-year-old Anibal Lopes in March. He was able to win such a massive prize since the progressive jackpot had been growing since the last win in September 2017.

The four other Mega Jackpot hits resulted in payouts of $13,950 (May 2017), $61,266 (April 2018) $91,680 and $46,096 (both in September 2017) playing the Ancient-Greek themed online slot game. Divine Fortune is one of the more than 400 games you can find on SugarHouse Casino.