A New Jersey woman is celebrating Valentine’s Day a few days early. A Camden County resident managed to score the largest jackpot ever won at PlaySugarHouse NJ online casino on Feb. 12.
The player turned a $4 bet into $295,384 in a matter of seconds. She won the huge prize while playing Divine Fortune, an NJ online casino slot game inspired by ancient Greek mythology.
The lucky 45 year old is a resident of the Cherry Hill-area. She has chosen to remain anonymous for security purposes.”We are thrilled to award our highest-ever jackpot to this lucky player,” said Rush Street Interactive President Richard Schwartz, in a statement. “When a Mega Jackpot hits, it’s good for us and the entire online gaming industry, as it shows anyone can easily just pick up their smartphone, make a few bets and change their life forever.”
Divine Fortune jackpots are the most common in the state
Of course, a six-digit jackpot win is not a common occurrence. However, if one is to happen, there’s a good chance it will happen on the NJ online casino game, Divine Fortune slot.
The game, a product of software manufacturer NetEnt, has only been available in New Jersey since 2017. In that short time, though, it has paid out more than $3 million in jackpots to lucky Garden Staters.
That trend is certainly true at PlaySugarHouse. The most recent win was the ninth jackpot on the site’s Divine Fortune games. Altogether, these jackpots have been worth nearly $1.3 million.
Truthfully, hitting jackpots relatively often is Divine Fortune’s defining characteristic. The game itself is a rather simple affair.
It is a three-row game with five reels. Although there are three jackpot functions, its special features don’t dominate the way that a Wheel of Fortune or Monopoly slot feature does.
So, the Greek-themed game needs to stand out in other ways. After all, PlaySugarHouse is home to more than 500 slot games, and standing out in the crowd is quite difficult.
A rare case of online slots grabbing headlines
News of the win came as a bit of a surprise from PlaySugarHouse. The site, owned by Pennsylvania casino operator Rush Street Interactive, has been far more focused on NJ online sports betting as of late.
In fact, Rush Street’s main interest right now are its two fledgling sportsbooks in the Keystone State. The facilities at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia and Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh are still in their early stages of life, having launched in December 2018.
Still, turning $4 into nearly $300,000 commands attention no matter what else is happening.