Spin & Go Pays Off For Latest PokerStars Millionaire

On December 15th, a Bermuda resident who goes by the online handle “jrww86” scooped an incredible $1.2 million jackpot while taking part in a $100 Spin & Go on PokerStars. The lucky punter now joins two other people to have won similar Spin & Go payouts in 2016, including “Rainman731” from Russia, and “guiemie01” from Brazil.
The 3-Max Hyper Turbo tournament announces a multiplier prize pool at the start of each game, which in this case was a huge 12,000 times its $100 buy-in. The three players who sat down at the virtual table included Russia’s ‘netspider_by’ and Belarus’s ‘REVELKOF’. A short while later, and netspider_by (K-6) was eliminated by REVELKOF (Q-6) in 3rd, but still collected a $100,000 consolation prize for being part of the game.
REVELKOF and jrww86 subsequently battled away for another minute or so until the deciding hand was played with REVELKOF shoving preflop holding Q-3 on a Q-J-9 flop. Unfortunately for him, jrww86 was holding Q-J, and after an A and 10 fell on turn and river, REVELKOF, too, had to be contented with a $100,000 payout.
Meanwhile, rww86 became an instant millionaire, and after being contacted by PokerStars initially declared himself “too excited to talk”. Since then, he has revealed some details about himself, and what is now known is that he is a 30 year-old history teacher from Bermuda who has been playing on PokerStars for ten years. The recreational player also added:
“I am currently still in shock, but it is definitely a timely blessing.”
Since they were first featured at PokerStars, Spin & Go tournaments have created a total of 16 millionaires, with one particularly prolific week in October 2015 resulting in an amazing six millionaires. Games vary in how much they cost to enter, with those available on PokerStars including buy-ins of $0.25, $1, $3, $7, $15, $60 and a high end entry level of $100.

Other news:   PokerStars leaving Czech Republic

Poker News
The Stars Group Logo
15 Jun 2024
PokerStars has announced it will be leaving the Czech Republic market prior to new online poker regulations coming into effect in the country at the beginning of July. According to PokerStars representatives they will surrender their license by June 20 and fully shutdown its presence in the Czech Republic before new regulations take effect on
pokerstars logo
28 Dec 2022
Online poker players on PokerStars in New Jersey and Michigan will finally be able to play against each other starting on January 1, 2023. This will make PokerStars the first online poker room to share player liquidity between these two states. Upon announcing the scheduled launched of shared player pools between the two states Severin
pokerstars logo
07 Feb 2022
If was a boring weekend for anyone who plays on the PokerStars platform in the US. PokerStars American-facing sites were down all weekend on what was later called “unscheduled maintenance.” PokerStars customers began flooding social media with messages and posts on Friday, February 4, complaining that they were unable to access the poker site. This
Online Gambling in Michigan
01 Feb 2021
The first legal online poker room has gone live in Michigan after PokerStars launched on Friday. On Friday, January 29 the Michigan Gaming Control Board officially approved an online gaming license for the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. The tribe, which runs the Odawa Casino in Petoseky, Michigan and has partnered with PokerStars