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'Beach Life' player wins 3.7-million pound jackpot

6 Jul 2015

(PRESS RELEASE) -- A U.K. player has surfed his way to a massive £3.7 million online progressive jackpot win on Playtech’s Beach Life slot game – the second largest of its kind in the company’s 16-year history.

The five-reel slot game is one of Playtech’s most popular in-house titles and holds the record for the company’s largest ever Jackpot win of £4.4m in February 2012.

The jackpot winner, username ‘Hilton’, was playing 50p per line, or £10 per spin, on BGO Casino and unlocked five sunshine symbols (winning spin above) to reveal the colossal sum.

bgo.com went live with Playtech’s exclusive casino tab earlier this year and could see more winners with three progressive jackpots of more than £1m expected to drop any day. This includes Monty Python's Spamalot! (£1.8m); Jackpot Giant (£1.6m); and Funky Fruits (£1.1m).

The prize is a gigantic 379,904 times the player’s stake and 142 times the average U.K. salary.

“I'm still in shock. Things like this usually happen to other people. I don't have big plans to spend all the money but my mum and my dad will be getting their bungalow. My nieces and nephews will be getting a good start in life. I'm still shocked,” said the player who has chosen to remain anonymous.

‘Hilton’ was due to go on holiday in the U.K. but has now scrapped any ‘staycation’ plans for a Beach Life of his own in the Caribbean.

Life’s a Beach – Here’s what he could spend the money on:

· For £1m: Go on the world’s most expensive holiday – a bespoke two-year package holiday visiting more than 150 countries
· For £3.7m: 402 Ford Fiestas – a new car to drive every day for more than a year
OR
· 21 houses (based on UK average house price) with change to spare
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· 16 years at the Savoy or 12,000 nights at the Ritz hotel in London
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· Take every resident of Guildford to Thorpe Park – 81,526 tickets

Playtech is the world’s leading omni-channel gaming software and services supplier and has more than 500 slot and casino titles available via its casino portfolio and many more through its open platform integration.

Shimon Akad, COO, said: “This is a tremendous win on one of our most popular games and on one of our newest licensees. The Playtech casino jackpot network continues to deliver outstanding results for our customers and, as we’ve seen from today’s news, their loyal players.

“This is yet another great reason to be part of Playtech, the gaming industry’s leading and most dynamic omni-channel company.”

To recreate the winning moment, click here: https://youtu.be/57txe4vFHMo
 
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