Player from Pennsylvania Wins a Six-Figure Progressive Jackpot While in Self-Isolation
March 24th, 2020 1.00pm
As the world battles the COVID-19 virus, people all over the world are advised to stay home. For one man from Pennsylvania, listening to advice paid out, as he managed to hit a neat six-figure jackpot while playing an online slot game.
But first thing first. Online casino games became available to players in Pennsylvania in summer last year, while NetEnt‘s Divine Fortune quickly became one of the most popular slots among slot aficionados in the Keystone State.
In addition to splendid visuals and exciting gameplay, the game offers a progressive Mega Jackpot, appealing both to casual punters and seasoned veterans.
A Staggering Win Amidst the COVID-19 Outbreak
Fast forward to the spring of 2020. The outbreak of COVID-19 has closed land-based casinos in countries all over the globe, forcing punters to turn their attention to online gaming. One fortunate player from a small town of Lititz in Pennsylvania stayed at home playing online slots and ended up claiming a prize of around £240,000.
The player, know only as Andrew, hit this jackpot at PlaySugarHouse.com, an online casino owned and operated by Rush Street Gaming.
In a statement, posted following this win, the operator pointed out this was the second jackpot won at their website this week, also on the popular Divine Fortune jackpot. The first six-figure jackpot was hit on Sunday night and was slightly lower than the recent one.
Launched by NetEnt back in 2017, Divine Fortune comes with a reel set consisting of 5 reels and 3 rows, while its players benefit from a total of 20 fixed paylines. Once the reels start spinning, players embark on a quest to uncover hidden treasures of the ancient world. In addition to the potentially lucrative Mega Jackpot, Divine Fortune offers two other jackpots – Minor Jackpot and Major Jackpot, worth 20 and 100 times the stake, respectively.
Operators Have Been Experiencing a Growth in Online Play
Speaking about the latest Divine Fortune Mega Jackpot, Mattias Stetz, Chief Operating Officer at Rush Street said it was wonderful the operator could give its players a chance to claim staggering jackpot prizes during these difficult times of global outbreak, while the majority of players are at their homes.
The 40-year-old lucky winner from Pennsylvania stated he couldn‘t believe his luck. He explained he was thinking his heart would pound out of his chest once the realized he had won the staggering six-figure prize. This is the 13th jackpot paid out by Divine Fortune at this online casino alone, since the launch of iGaming in Pennsylvania last summer.
Stetz added the prize won by Andrew was a proof that punters could win big even with a small stake. The lucky player made a bet of only $1.
The operator‘s executive said the online casino had been experiencing a rise in play during the outbreak of COVID-19 and pointed out that a further surge was expected in the coming period as more and more Americans were staying at home.
The vast majority of brick and mortar casinos across the country have already been closed as the United States are battling against COVID-19. At the same time, the authorities are advising people not to leave their homes.
Due to measures imposed by both state and federal authorities, online casino operators – in those states where this form of gambling is allowed – are recording an increase in the number of players. Many are predicting a surge in online play if the coming period.
Divine Fortune quickly became one of the most popular slots among slot aficionados in Pennsylvania.