It happened again. On Wednesday, a PlaySugarHouse PA online casino player became the latest to hit the Divine Fortune progressive jackpot. And the win was not “just” another jackpot hit. The $376,893 prize was the largest hit on the progressive slot game since the game became available last summer.
Cathy, a 62-year-old Canton resident who goes by the username Suzie2017 hit the $377k jackpot on just a $1 bet and had been playing for less than 20 minutes The jackpot was achieved by first triggering a bonus game after spinning three bonus symbols. The bonus game ultimately led to Cathy filling all three pay lines to earn the progressive prize, which in recent days had crossed the $300,000 mark.
The money came at a good time for Cathy, who had used much of her life savings to help treat her young grandson who passed away a couple years ago. She was quoted as saying she would play the game as a nice distraction and stress release but did not expect to ever win into the mid-six-figures.
I was blown away. I started screaming and ran and got my husband and just kept pointing at the computer screen saying, ‘Look! Look! I won! That’s real money!'”
Latest jackpot is by far the largest in PA
Prior to the win this week, the Divine Fortune progressive jackpot has been hit five times in the state (the game is also available in New Jersey and other jurisdictions). The previous record for a Divine Fortune progressive jackpot prize was $196k prize on a $4 bet on September 1st, meaning Cathy’s record was over $180k larger than that win.
The Divine Fortune progressive jackpot is available to all players on the PlaySugarHouse PA online casino regardless of how they bet, a perk for lower stakes players.
There is a drawback to betting less, however — the odds of hitting the jackpot are more difficult for those who bet smaller amounts. Still, at least two of the jackpots that have been hit since the summer have been achieved on a bet of $1 or less. The jackpot hit on September 5th for just over $30k was earned by a player betting just $0.40. Both jackpot scores show that it can be done, even with a smaller bet.