€5.8m won by librarian on Android device on Jackpot Giant progressive slot
London: January 25th 2016 – Playtech, the world’s leading omni-channel gaming software and services supplier, has set the record for the UK’s largest mobile slot jackpot win after a player on Galabingo.com spent just £4 to spin her way to a massive €5.89m (£4.5 million) –the equivalent of 170 years pay based on the average UK salary.
The win is the largest ever on a Playtech network bingo site and the second biggest ever Playtech slot win on a progressive jackpot game following Playtech progressive Beach Life which saw the jackpot drop at £6.2m in 2012.
In 2015 alone there were an average 20,850 monthly and 695 daily Playtech progressive jackpot winners across Playtech’s 70 progressive games, the largest in the industry. There is currently a staggering £50m waiting to be won across the company progressive jackpot network of games.
The lucky librarian from Glasgow in Scotland – who has chosen to remain anonymous – was blown away at the news but went to back to stamping literary works of fact and fiction the next day, seemingly unaffected by her life-changing jackpot win.
She has been a loyal Gala Bingo customer for three years online and in club and incredibly wagered just one £4 spin on her Android Galaxy S5 on Playtech omni-channel slot Jackpot Giant – an unbelievable 1 million, one hundred twenty-six thousand, three hundred seventeen times stake win.
“I picked up my mobile and started playing while I was watching TV,” the winner said. “Minutes later I saw a huge string of numbers coming up and realised I’d hit the jackpot. I was simply blown away and couldn’t believe I’d won. It’s still sinking in and my family and I are still in a complete state of shock.”
She is said to be undecided as to how to spend her money but here are a few pointers.
Property (based on average house prices)
Big family? If so, how about a street full of 15 houses?
As a book lover our winning player might be keen to buy a first edition. Perhaps a First Folio edition of William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. There would still be change to spare.
50,000 return flights…
… to Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Become even more popular by distributing four million bottles of Iron Bru on the streets of Glasgow.
Playtech is the world’s leading omni-channel gaming software and services supplier and has more than 600 slot and casino titles available via its casino portfolio and many more through its open platform integration.
Shimon Akad, COO, said: “To claim the UK mobile slot jackpot record is fantastic and proves we lead the industry when it comes to progressive jackpot games. I’d like to also congratulate Gala Bingo and their winning player.
“This is yet another great reason to be part of Playtech, the gaming industry’s leading and most dynamic omni-channel company.”
Alison Digges, Brand Director, Gala Coral Interactive, said: “This is our biggest ever jackpot win on Gala Bingo by far and we’re delighted one of our many loyal players has claimed the prize. Jackpot Giant is one of our most popular progressive games and we can’t wait for yet more winners.”
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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.
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