The Internet division of Brit gambling group William Hill
plc has crowned its fourth millionaire in a year with a record UK online payout to a Hampshire based client who scooped over GBP 1.5 million on the Clover Rollover jackpot on the William Hill Bingo
website this week.
The massive jackpot is believed to be the largest online slot payout yet in Britain. The client, identified only as 'Simon', is now GBP 1 566 056.97 richer after his GBP1 spin landed him a line of 5 lucky shamrocks and probably the best early Christmas present he has ever had.
Hills spokeswoman Jennie Prest said, "This is one chap who won't be worrying about the credit crunch when it comes to buying his friends and family Christmas presents! The Clover Rollover jackpot has been growing, and once it hit GBP 1.5 million we were really excited about when it might be won."
Although Simon prefers to remain anonymous, he was clearly delighted with his win, telling Will Hill staff: "I'm actually quite speechless, it is a bit of a shock. But this amount of money means so much, it's truly life changing. I'm not sure what I'll do with it all yet, just take a few deep breaths and have a think before I make any decisions."
William Hill's first millionaire came the week before Christmas 2007 when a man from Oxfordshire won GBP 1,1 million progressive jackpot on William Hill Casino.com (see previous InfoPowa report). He was followed by Fred Craggs who won a million sterling with an extraordinary 8-horse accumulator, and then a winning streak on roulette landed a Sussex client GBP 1.4 million last May.