A stay-at-home mum hit the jackpot at Slotland, winning $315,124 on one spin of the Open Season slot. It is the largest pay out ever for the casino’s frequently-hit site-wide progressive jackpot.
Debra J, a full0time parent who’s enjoyed a little “me time” playing slots a few times a week for a long time now, said she’s had lots of decent wins over the years but never been quite this lucky.
“Gosh, there’s so many things I’ve dreamed of doing if I ever won like this!” the excited winner told a Slotland customer service rep. “We’ll do some practical stuff, I guess, like put money aside for the kids, do some fixer uppers, pay some bills.
“But then we’ll do some fun stuff too, like throw a party and spoil ourselves with some new goods. And I’d love to do a trip around the world!”
“I’m in total shock, even more so after being told it was a record win. It hasn’t fully sunk in yet. At first I didn’t couldn’t believe it but when Slotland told me it really happened my jaw dropped and I actually started dancing.”
I’ve always loved the slots so no beginner’s luck here,” she said. “Open Season is one of my regular games but I try many before I stick to one or a few that seem to be paying.”
“You never know when a progressive is going to be hit. The longer it takes, the bigger it gets,” observed Slotland manager Michael Hilary.
“Slotland’s jackpot is hit more often than most, usually before it goes over $200,000. So I’ve been expecting it to be hit for awhile now – I never thought it would go this high!”
Most of Slotland’s real money online slots are tied to one progressive jackpot. When players place a qualifying bet (usually a minimum of $5), a portion of it goes into the progressive jackpot fund. They’re then eligible to win on that spin. This is the first time that the jackpot has been won on the Open Season slot where a five Bears with max bet wins the jackpot.
Open Season, which launched during Slotland’s 17th birthday celebrations last year, is a hunting-themed game featuring free spins and mystery cash bonuses. Occasionally, a hunter appears on the screen and shoots at non-winning symbols on the reels, replacing one of them with Double Wild symbol.
Although it’s come close a few times, like when an American dad won $266,800 playing Carnival, this is the first time Slotland’s jackpot has gone over $300,000. Slotland’s sister-site, WinADayCasino.eu, also has a site-wide progressive jackpot, currently nearly $200,000 and overdue for a hit.