Lucky Punter Scoops £235,000 Progressive Jackpot On William HillApril 26, 2010 8:51 am
Not long after a unique slot game, called Leprechaun’s Luck, was introduced to William Hill as part of the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, one lucky punter has become the machine’s first big winner scooping a whopping £234,399.29 jackpot prize.
The player, known only as Jamie from Scotland, is a regular at William Hill’s betting shops, where he not only places his football bets, but also enjoys playing on their slot machines. However, Jamie then decided he wanted an online account with the company too, and after opening one up he soon found himself playing on William Hill’s online slots, and one machine in particular.
As he explains: “I liked the sound of the Leprechaun’s Luck slot as it was new and the Jackpot was really big. They are really similar to the ones in your shops that is why I like the games on the site.”
The wagering in Leprechaun’s Luck progressive slots starts at just 1¢ to 25¢ per line, but to gain access to the Leprechaun’s Luck Progressive Jackpot you have to make a bet of $5 or more per game.
Just four days later Jamie had hit that jackpot to become William Hill’s biggest slots winner for the year so far, and had to ring up the online gambling site’s Customer Services department before he would believe his good fortune. Commenting on his amazing win, Jamie said:
“I’m ecstatic! I really am still in shock; it’s only just sinking in. I’ve not slept hardly since I won and its only today when the money hit my bank account I actually started to believe I’ve just won almost a quarter of a million pounds!”
He said he now intends to pay off his debts, buy a brand new car and go on a “massive” holiday with his best friend. Speaking on behalf of the company, Spokesperson Sharon Young said:
“For us it’s fantastic, not only is it a new slot but it’s also for a new customer and the BIGGEST win so far this year on progressive jackpots. Definitely a life-changing amount and I wish him all the best for the future. I just hope he continues to use William Hill as his bookmaker after proving we really do change people’s lives for the better with our excellent choice of products across the site.”