Slot player scoops €2.8m
A lucky slot player has won €2.8m (£2.36m) at an online casino.
The 44-year-old nurse scooped the massive jackpot on 3 May after placing a €5 bet on the Millionaire's Club III game at the Jaxx.com casino.
The win marked the 17th time the Amaya-powered game’s progressive jackpot has been hit since its launch in 2004, with the latest payout the third highest ever.
The slot, which also paid out nearly €7m in 2007 and €3.1m in June 2011, sees players advance through a multi-level spinning wheel bonus game, with the third wheel containing the jackpot.
The winning player, who is planning to buy a new house and go on holiday with the money, said of her payout: “After work I decided to try my luck in the casino – when the message popped up telling me I had won €2.8m I nearly fainted.
“A reasonable amount will of course be put into a savings account but other than that the comfortable life can start!”