Work + Play = $288k mobile casino slots jackpot for NJ woman.
Who says you can’t mix work with play? Your boss, probably. They tend to frown on things like playing mobile games, particularly when an employee is on the clock. But for one New Jersey woman, mingling the two activities paid off, delivering a mobile casino jackpot worth nearly $288,000.
If you’ve ever endured a conference call at work, you might have some idea of just how boring they can be. Often times, a host of employees are required to listen in as bits and pieces of information will apply to each their departments. Once the corresponding information is acquired, you still have to sit through the rest of it. Thanks to mobile technology, and a knack for being inconspicuous, this lady managed to turn an otherwise dull moment into a life-changing experience.
Working Gal Wins Mobile Casino Slots Jackpot
The woman, who is not being named for obvious reasons, hails from Mantua Township, New Jersey. That Thursday morning, she went into work as she would any other week day. As is so often the case, she was required to attend a conference call for her job. As the meeting dragged on, she decided to pass the time by spinning the reels of a real money slot machine on her smartphone.
According to reports, this isn’t the first time she’s logged onto the mobile casino website, PlaySugarHouse.com; nor was it the first time she’s done it during a conference call. In fact, she has a favorite game she plays when suffering the boredom of such duties. On this day, like many others, she was spinning the reels of the Divine Fortune Mobile Slot.
Feigning awareness of the meeting, she placed a bet of $2 and pressed the spin button. The next thing she knew, she had struck the mobile casino jackpot for more than a quarter of a million dollars.
You can surely imagine how hard it was for the woman to bridle her excitement at that moment. She says it was all she could do to restrain herself from screaming out loud—but somehow, she managed to hold it in.
New Record for Mobile Casino Jackpot Pays in NJ
The lucky woman didn’t just win a large amount of cash. She won the largest mobile casino jackpot ever struck on NetEnt‘s Divine Fortune progressive feature. Her $287,945 payout beats the previous record of $193,737 in the US state of New Jersey, and €216,830 (US$250,031) worldwide.
Although owned by SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the PlaySugarHouse online casino is operated by Rush Street Interactive under the license of Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget; hence its availability to New Jersey residents. Rush Street President Richard Schwartz was delighted by the news.
“Hitting this record-breaking jackpot is great for us and for the entire online gaming industry, as it proves people can win life-changing amounts online at anytime and anyplace,” said Schwartz. “We love offering our players exciting games that provide real opportunities for significant winnings.”
This marks the sixth time the Divine Fortune mobile casino slots jackpot has paid off since the NJ online casino launched in 2016.
Here in Canada, players can’t access NJ online casinos without actually traveling south. However, we do have access to Divine Fortune and a throng of other progressives with 6-, even 7- figure jackpots, at popular gaming sites like LeoVegas Casino.