Pokies player turns 50 cents into 45 grand
An Australian pokies player has struck it big, with a small stakes bet yielding big results.
Business Wire reports that Tiffany Edwards has become the latest player to win big on Fair Go Casino’s Mardi Gras Magic game.
Edwards bet $0.50 and turned it into $45,000 on the popular game.
“This kind of thing doesn’t happen, especially not to people like me,” she said.
“I love playing at Fair Go Casino. It’s remarkably easy to explore and has a great range of bonuses and promotions to choose from.
“They also have some awesome pokies with plenty to try depending on what mood you’re in.”
The New South Wales native was spinning the reels on Mardi Gras Magic when the symbols aligned and her $44,650 win landed from a $0.50 bet.
Prior to that, the 36-year-old Australian pokies player had also been on a winning streak while playing Football Fortune.
“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing when the reels stopped spinning and my big win landed.
“I’ve been playing online casinos for several years and have won small amounts here and there, but nothing like this.
She plans to use her winnings to pay off her student debt and then take a holiday, something she says is “well needed” after the COVID-19 pandemic.
A member since May 2020, Edwards said she enjoys the wide range of pokies the site has to offer, including Bubble Bubble, Asgard, Cleopatra’s Gold and Texas Tycoon.
While Edwards was celebrating her win, a New South Wales resident was one of two division one winnings in last Tuesday’s Oz Lotto draw 1432.
Lotto winner rejoices after multi million dollar jackpot
Sutherland Shire’s newest multi millionaire said he was up all night after the life changing news.
The stunned man explained he was still trying to digest the overwhelming revelation.
“Thank you,” he laughed.
“I feel good! I’m still trying to take it all in.
“I checked my ticket last night and I couldn’t sleep after that.
“I am so excited and grateful. I think I am a bit stunned, I’m not quite sure what to say.
“I’ve been playing for a long time, maybe around 10 years, so for this to happen is a dream come true.”
With $5 million about to hit his bank account, the Sydneysider said he’d be using his time in lockdown to hatch a plan for his prize.
“I’m not really sure what I’ll do at this stage. I’ll let the news sink in and then work out what I want to do,” he said.
“Maybe I will buy a house. I really don’t know!”
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his life changing 50-game marked entry online at The Lott.
The winning numbers in the draw were 43, 4, 39, 35, 44, 1 and 30 while the supplementary numbers were 11 and 38.
Across Australia, there were two division one winning entries, both from New South Wales.
This year, 257 people have taken home a division one prize, including 71 won by New South Wales customers.
In 2020, 24 division one winning Oz Lotto entries across Australia collected more than $234.15 million.
During this time, the biggest jackpot was $50 million, won by a North Sydney woman in July.
Of the 24 Oz Lotto division one winning entries in 2020, eight were in NSW, seven in Victoria, five in Western Australia, three in Queensland and one in South Australia.