Last week at William Hill online casino
was one which a West Yorkshire nurse who wants to remain anonymous will long remember; in the space of seven days, and for an investment of GBP 12, she earned herself GBP 200 000!
Opening her betting account, the forty-something nurse started playing a little bingo
and placed the occasional lottery bet. But, just 7 days later, the mother of two had well and truly beaten the UK credit crunch by inflating her modest GBP 12 stakes to a GBP 200 000 windfall. She achieved this mainly through a lucky GBP2, five number bet for the last three Irish Lottery draw games, and it was last Saturday's draw (Saturday 25th October) that landed her the recession-busting prize. She picked numbers 03, 12, 16, 28 and 43 in a five fold and all five balls came up in the main draw, at odds of 100 000/1.
Clearly delighted with her win, the anonymous nurse told Will Hill staffers: "I had done the occasional Irish Lottery bet in the past, so when I opened my online account to play bingo with Hills, I thought I would give it a go again. I'm really glad I did now! I never imagined in a million years that I would win this sort of money and it's actually a bit of a shock - there are too many 'noughts' for me to comprehend!"
Hills spokeswoman Jennie Prest said; "Making GBP 199 988 profit in 10 days is some return for GBP12! William Hill is certainly becoming the place for big winners - as well as Fred Craggs, who won a million pounds for 50p back in February 2008, we've had two casino millionaires and we've paid out numerous 6-figure jackpots to online punters this year alone."
Since the start of the year, William Hills big winners include:
A man from Oxfordshire who won GBP 1.1million from GBP 3 stake on williamhillcasino.com
Fred Craggs from Yorkshire who landed a 8-horse accumulator and GBP 1million for just 50p
A Sussex based client who won GBP 1.4 million from a winning streak on roulette
Sophie M from Peterborough who won 2 progressive jackpots within a month on williamhillbingo.com - firstly GBP 102 000 then GBP 85 000
David H from Stevenage who won a massive GBP 435 375 on the Millionaires Club slot machine