Beach Life player surfs up £3.7m jackpot win

Second highest progressive windfall in Playtech’s 16-year history
 
 

London: July 6th 2015 – A UK player has surfed his way to a massive £3.7m 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.com 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 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 UK 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 UK 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

OR

  • 16 years at the Savoy or 12,000 nights at the Ritz hotel in London

OR

  • 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

For more on the record win click here: https://www.bgo.com/millionaire

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About Playtech

Playtech is the gaming and financial trading industry’s leading Omni-Channel software, systems and services supplier with more than 120 licensees in 20 countries.

Playtech is the pioneer of Omni-Channel gaming and, through the company’s Playtech ONE brand, offers operators and their customers, a seamless, anytime, anywhere experience across any product, any channel (online, mobile, retail) and any device using a single account and single wallet.

Its leading product portfolio spans across gaming and financial trading and includes casino, bingo, poker, sports betting, live, mobile and social/casual gaming, fixed odds games and online CFDs and binary options.

Licensees include the world’s leading online, retail and mobile operators, land-based casino groups, government sponsored entities such as lotteries, and new entrants opening operations in newly-regulated markets.

Founded in 1999 and listed on the main market of the London stock exchange, Playtech has more than 4,500 employees in 14 countries and a market capitalisation of £2.5 billion.

www.playtech.com
 
For further information contact: 
 

Playtech plc
Mor Weizer, Chief Executive Officer
Ron Hoffman, Chief Financial Officer
c/o Bell Pottinger 
+44 (0)20 3772 2500

Andrew Smith, Head of Investor Relations
+44 (0)1624 645954

Bell Pottinger
David Rydell / Olly Scott / David Bass / James Newman

 

 

 

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