Matamata KFC Employee Hits a $10 million Mega Moolah Jackpot

Lucky, reckless or both? After scoring $1,500 playing the Mega Moolah progressive slots on, the 27 year old Rawiri Pou from New Zealand wasn't entirely satisfied with the amount, and eventually decided to roll over his winnings - a daring move that got him over NZ $10 million or about US $7.2 million.

Still in a state of shock, the lucky KFC worker noted he was especially glad to win this life-changing amount in spite of his parents scolding him for wasting money on gambling sites. He was presented with a novelty check on a press conference held on Tuesday at an Auckland hotel in New Zealand. Casinoland officials said the company is thrilled for Pou and promised that the money would be on his bank account by Friday.

This is not, however, the largest Mega Moolah jackpot on record - there was one amounting to €17.9m won by a very fortunate UK punter at online gambling site Betway. Needles to say, the New Zealand government is less than happy about this turn of events, considering their efforts to choke off access to international gambling sites for NZ gamblers, since the only acceptable form of online gambling in the country is reserved for TAB's online sports and race betting.

When asked about his future plans, Rawiri Pou said he doesn't intend to quit his KFC job and that he still ''doesn't know what to feel'' about his good fortune.
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      Wow, how lucky this guy is with $7.2m. I don't usually play the Mega Progressives because it appears to be almost impossible to win. Just one win is to be a life-changing chance. And as I read the news on huge Jackpot Wins, I always wonder on what bet size they got the Jackpot. Sometimes, it is stated, some don't. So, it would be greater if LCB news report would include the bet size too, whenever it is available. I would feel more to play Progressive, with the new with a small bet :) Thank you.
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      Great job going for the pot of gold instead of pot of chicken bet his ma is hugging him all day long no more fried chicken for mama its time to wine and dine your parents. Good luck to you and your family.. love to hear stories of big wins it gives me hope yet rose
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      Congratulations to the winner , yet I find it very difficult to believe that anyone would keep a job at Killin' F@%kin' Chickens with a life changing win like this. Either way , he is still relatively young so whatever the future holds for him , best of luck in all endeavors.
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      This is a life changing win. Especially if his parents weren't happy about his gambling now they will have to change their minds, cause he will definitely help his parents with this win and I mean 10 mil is just a life changing amount for the player and his family, they will be able to live the high life!
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      Hope his parents are happy now, seems like he didn't waste his money after all....

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