A woman from Gosforth, Newcastle won a £720,000 progressive jackpot at William Hill after her night out was cancelled.
The lucky winner, named as Suzanne Hope, was originally meant to be meeting friends at a wine bar but instead stayed in after the meet was cancelled.
Rather than spending money on a few glasses of wine, Hope turned to William Hill and the Fairest of Them All slot. At the time, the game had the highest progressive jackpot of all slots at the William Hill Vegas site – but has since been reset to £30,000.
The win came on November 2 and happens to be the biggest progressive jackpot win of all time at William Hill Vegas – made all the more impressive by the fact that it came from just a £3.20 bet.
Speaking to the Mirror, Hope explained that she decided to spend the money that would have gone on wine to play the slot.
She added: “The cash reel spun from tens of pounds to hundreds of pounds to thousands of pounds. I started shaking. It settled on £720,167.30.”
The all-important question of what she intends to do with the money was also posed and Hope revealed that she was going to buy a place in the Bahamas as well as take her family on a trip to Borneo.
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