A woman from New Jersey found herself nearly $300,000 richer yesterday thanks to SugarHouse online casino. The unidentified lady from Sewell hit a jackpot for $287,945.
The player hit the jackpot on SugarHouse’s Divine Fortune game. Her $2 bet won the progressive jackpot on the Ancient Greece-themed slot machine.
The lucky winner celebrated her win in the SugarHouse Online Casino chatroom:
“I was actually on a work conference call,” she wrote. “(I) almost screamed at [sic] loud!”
Biggest SugarHouse Online jackpot so far
The win was the biggest jackpot on Divine Fortune in New Jersey. In fact, the six-digit score was the largest in SugarHouse history since it entered the Garden State market in 2016.
Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive, told the Press of Atlantic City:
“We are extremely excited for this winner who started playing with us in January of this year. As we approach our two-year anniversary, hitting this record-breaking jackpot is great for us and for the entire online gaming industry, as it proves people can win life-changing amounts online at anytime and anyplace.”
The jackpot that the winner hit was the Mega Jackpots feature on Divine Fortune. This win was the sixth hit for that particular game. Divine Fortune is a popular online slot game at NJ gambling websites including Golden Nugget.
The last win occurred in April when a player hit for $61,266. Before Thursday night, the largest win on Divine Fortune was for $193,737 back in March 2018.
Jackpots are hitting in New Jersey
The big win on Thursday night certainly changed someone’s life. After taxes, the Gloucester County resident will pocket roughly $180,000.
However, the jackpot is hardly the only one occurring in New Jersey. In fact, the NJ Department of Gaming Enforcement keeps tabs on any wins of more than $50,000 that occur in the state — land or online.
In 2018 alone, New Jersey slots players have won 200 jackpots of more than $50,000. Those 200 jackpots have paid out $19,586,865.75.
The largest of these was a monster $1.6 million score on July 6. A Harrah’s Atlantic City player hit the jackpot on a 25-cent Wheel of Fortune Pink Diamond game. This jackpot remains the only 2018 score over $1 million.
Big jackpots, big payouts, big smiles
In fact, July 2018 was an incredibly lucrative month for New Jersey online slots players. In that 30-day period, players won more than $4 million.
Thursday’s win was the second-largest online jackpot in 2018. On June 4, a Harrah’s online player hit for $687,785.53 on a $5 Gods of Gold game.
Overall, the Sewell resident’s win was the fifth-largest in the state this year. Perhaps the most incredible of them all was the nearly half-million dollars that a Willy Wonka penny slot paid out in March at Bally’s Park Place.
For the record, though, most of us would be happy with any of these, regardless of what machine paid them.