Every online casino gamer hopes to hit a big jackpot. While odds are that you probably won’t win a million dollars, it is possible to earn a five, six and even seven figure jackpot. This is particularly more true if you play a progressive slot game, as you have more chances to win big. Just this week, it was announced that a lucky player at BetMGM online casino managed to snag a new record-setting jackpot by wagering just $2!
The Big Win
The recent winner is known as Sherri. W. and she was online at BetMGM when she decided to play the Luck O’The Jackpot slot game. After wagering just $2, she hit a massive jackpot prize, earning just over $3.2 million!
The win was so large that it created a new record regarding the size of the progressive prize! In commenting on the win, Sherri stated that she was so happy and basically in shock over the incident. She called her husband and he did not think the win was real. She had only been playing at the online casino for three days when the jackpot was won.
ROAR Digital, the parent company of the casino, was excited to share the news of the big win. Vice President of Gaming for ROAR, Matthew Sunderland, commented that it was exciting to see the progressive jackpot won. The company is proud to bring such ‘monumental wins’ to players via their progressive jackpot games that are in-house networked.
The jackpot prize was so large, it actually was the biggest to take place since 2015. Back then, a player from Betfair was able to score a Let It Ride jackpot is of just over $1.5 million.
Growing Progressive Jackpots
The current gambling environment makes it easy for jackpots like the one earned by Sherri to grow so large in size. Jackpots are hit at random and a progressive will grow until it is hit. A progressive jackpot game sees a portion of the bet go towards the jackpot. The more people that play and the jackpot remains untouched, the larger the prize.
Online casinos in New Jersey have seen larger traffic numbers over the past few months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic has spurred more online game activity, particularly when the casinos of Atlantic City were shut down.
Even now that casinos have started to offer services once again, players are hesitant to visit. The virus can be transmitted easily by touching surfaces that are contaminated or by other people. The fact that it is safer to stay home has led to more online players utilizing casino gaming from the home rather than visiting a land-based venue.
Because of the big win, players are likely to start playing the Luck O’The Jackpot game in high volumes. This is usually the case after a jackpot is won as players think the title is ‘hot’. This could lead to a quick buildup of the jackpot prize and a nice award for the next player to activate the progressive!