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Scot scoops 1.6 million-pound payout from one-pound punt

28 May 2014

(PRESS RELEASE) -- A mystery Glasgow punter has scooped a record £1.6m on an online casino game – and immediately vowed to give half of it away.

It has emerged the married man – in his early 60s – from Rutherglen won £1,659,372 on a £1 SPIN playing William Hill Casino's Pig Wizard on his Tablet device last week.

He and his wife toasted their success with champagne – before he immediately quit his factory job and promised to whisk her off to Las Vegas!

“I couldn’t believe it when I won it,” said the man, who wishes to remain anonymous .

“I kept saying over and over again ‘this can’t be true’. I didn’t sleep for two whole nights and my wife was climbing the walls as we waited over the Bank Holiday to see the money in our account.

“We are just so happy and enjoyed a nice bottle of Dom Perignon to celebrate. I was nearing retirement but now I can retire a wee bit early and put my feet up!”

The father of one will ensure his grown up child is “well looked after” - and then will give hundreds of thousands more away to close family and friends.

“We’ve got a lovely family and to think I can make such a difference to their lives – just by playing a game, for a bit of fun – it is just incredible.

“I love where I live and I love our house and have worked hard for it so we have no intention of moving – although the missus said she might want a few new things!

“The only other thing I will definitely do ASAP is head off to Vegas with my wife – I have been before and it is a magical place. But I will make sure I won’t spend too much,” he added with a twinkle in his eye.

William Hill said it is their biggest casino win to date.

A spokesman said: “We really couldn’t be happier for him and his family. He’s a lovely guy who can now look forward to retirement with no money worries – not bad for a £1 investment!”+
 
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