So far, there has only been one online jackpot won in New Jersey this month. However, it was quite a jackpot — $160,256. And, it had quite the winner: a single mom playing on SugarHouse online casino.
The woman, who wanted to stay anonymous, won the jackpot on PlaySugarHouse’s Divine Fortune machine. She had just sat down to play between her job as a nurse and her job at a dog kennel.
One $10 bet later, she found her account growing to a six-digit total. At first, it did not even seem like reality to her:
“At first, I thought, ‘Am I seeing this right?’ I rubbed my eyes, looked again and screamed, ‘Thank you, God!'”
The Whitehouse Station mom said she plans to use the winnings mostly to pay off her mortgage and do some house repairs. However, she mentioned her kids would certainly have a nice Christmas.
A Divine Fortune jackpot really isn’t much of a surprise
Although the big win unquestionably shocked the lady from Hunterdon County, it figures that the score occurred on a Divine Fortune machine. Divine Fortune has been, by far, the most reliable online slot for sizeable jackpots at NJ online casinos.
Some of the largest online casino jackpots in New Jersey have been on Divine Fortune machines, albeit at different sites. Here are those five major strikes:
- $314,341: Betfair on Aug. 4, 2018
- $287,945: SugarHouse on Aug. 2, 2018
- $271,268: Golden Nugget on Aug. 24, 2017
- $240,027: Golden Nugget on Jun. 7, 2018
- $224,357: Golden Nugget on Dec. 11, 2017
Divine Fortune has paid out more than $2 million in jackpots since its introduction at NJ online casinos. The slot’s big win potential is not an accident, either. According to PlayNJ, Rush Street Interactive President Richard Schwartz had this to say about the win:
“The more MegaJackpots hit, the better for us and the entire online gaming industry. This is yet another example that anyone, anytime and anyplace can simply go online to play and change their life in minutes.”
To be clear: Divine Fortune does seem to pay out big jackpots more often. However, the slot’s designers want it to do so, and it pays out small jackpots far less often than other slots might.
What is Divine Fortune online slot?
Divine Fortune is a Greek mythology-themed slot with five reels and three rows of play. Its design evokes the opulence and majesty of Zeus, Hera, and the rest of the Greek pantheon.
Gaming company NetEnt designed the game and released it in 2017. In its short lifespan, the slot has become one of the more popular games on New Jersey online casino sites.
Part of its tremendous appeal is the MegaJackpot feature. However, the game features two more bonus opportunities for players to pick up extra winnings.
Interestingly, NetEnt used a slightly different approach in marketing the game to New Jersey casinos. Rather than locking one site into an exclusive deal, the company chose to allow several casinos to operate the game independently. Thus far, other than SugarHouse, you can find Divine Fortune at almost every site.
Even though the sites are competing with one another, they retain the option of linking their progressive jackpot player pools. When that happens, the prize amounts skyrocket and lead to more interest on all sites in the pool.