New Jersey Woman Wins $287,945 Online Slots Jackpot While on Conference Call
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- A New Jersey woman reportedly turned $2 into $287,945 after hitting a slot machine jackpot at an online casino.
- The winner admitted she was on a work conference call at the time of the wager.
Apparently it pays to gamble during company conference calls. According to a NorthJersey.com report, a New Jersey woman hit a $287,945 jackpot while playing the Divine Fortune online slot machine.
The winner, who has yet to be identified by name, won the largest online slots jackpot in state history at Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Online Casino on a wager of just $2. That’s a return on investment we can all get behind.
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The woman was reportedly on a work conference call when striking the jackpot, making this story even more interesting:
On the online casino’s chat room, the winner posted that she “was actually on a work conference call and almost screamed out loud” when she won the prize.
No word yet regarding whether her phone was properly muted during the conference call.
This marks the sixth time a gambler has won Divine Fortune’s Mega Jackpot since the casino opened nearly two years ago.
Richard Schwartz, President of Rush Street Interactive, was excited about the payout, telling NorthJersey.com:
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.
Gambling in New Jersey has been a popular topic in recent months, headlined by brick-and-mortar sportsbook openings at Monmouth Park Racetrack, Atlantic City’s Borgata and the Meadowlands, as well as DraftKings’ official launch of online and mobile sports wagering within the state.