Companywide calls can often be tedious affairs, so to keep herself occupied during a lengthy teleconference, a woman in Mantua, New Jersey decided to take advantage of the Garden State’s legal online casinos.
The woman, who prefers to remain anonymous at this time, fired up the Play SugarHouse online casino platform and played the Divine Fortune slot until the screen lit up with good news – she’d won the game’s Mega Jackpot progressive for $287,945.
As she later revealed to the site’s chat room, per reporting by the Press of Atlantic City, her good fortune on Divine Fortune left her floored:
“(I) was actually on a work conference call and almost screamed out loud!”
The nearly $288K score is the largest online jackpot ever paid out in New Jersey, which legalized online casino gaming back in 2013.
SugarHouse Casino – a brick and mortar establishment located in Philadelphia – joined the New Jersey iGaming industry in September of 2016.
State law allows out-of-state gaming operators to link up with any of New Jersey’s licensed interactive gaming providers, and SugarHouse partnered with Golden Nugget Atlantic City.
In just under two years on the scene, the Play SugarHouse online casino has built a productive relationship with players through the Divine Fortune progressive slot. A product of iGaming industry leader NetEnt, the Divine Fortune game is a 5-reel, 3-row, 20-line (fixed) video slot offering three separate jackpot tiers – topped by the progressive Mega Jackpot.
The ancient Greece themed slot has triggered six Mega Jackpots for Play SugarHouse slot spinners. The first hit for $13,950 in May of 2017, followed by two more for $91,680 and $46,096 the following September. The site’s first six-figure Divine Fortune jackpot came in March of this year for $193,737, and in April another lucky player took down a $61,266 progressive prize.
Per the latest figures released by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE), the state’s network of online casinos – which encompasses seven licensing groups and dozens of affiliated sites – has seen $2,753,642 in payouts produced by Divine Fortune.
And the state’s top-five online slot jackpot records have all been hit on the game, as shown below:
$287,945 at SugarHouse on 8/2/18
$271,268 at Golden Nugget on 8/24/17
$240,027 at Golden Nugget on 6/7/18
$224,357 at Golden Nugget on 12/11/17
$193,737 at SugarHouse on 3/27/18
In a press release announcing the record-setting jackpot Richard Schwartz – who serves as president of SugarHouse Casino parent company Rush Street Interactive – revealed that the lucky woman wagered $2 on her winning spin:
“We are extremely excited for this winner who started playing with us in January of this year.
As we approach our two-year anniversary, 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.”
When a 33-year old construction superintendent named Anibal Lopes won nearly $194K back in March – on his very first spin of the session no less – Schwartz praised Divine Fortune’s seemingly perfect combination of playability with a progressive jackpot that can swell into the six-figures:
“We are always happy for all of our winners, but we are especially excited about our biggest jackpot since we launched playsugarhouse.com a year and a half ago.
We love offering our players exciting games that provide real opportunities for significant winnings. We are constantly looking at new and innovative features and gaming opportunities that are all based around keeping our players happy.”