Lucky Player wins over £4m playing on a Bingo Site
November 15, 2018
One lucky player has managed to hit a £4m jackpot after playing the NetEnt ‘Mega Fortune Dreams’ slot on bingo site Bingo.com.
The jackpot win was achieved from just a £0.80 spin by the 49-year-old Brit last month who was shocked when they realised the scale of their returns.
The lucky winner said:
“You hear about people winning these sorts of multi-million-pound jackpots, but you never really believe it as it never happens to anyone you know. And now it’s happened to me! It’s so unreal.”
“I got home in the early afternoon and went to bed but couldn’t sleep so I decided to have a play on the computer. To be fair, I was actually dozing off when I pressed the button and the feature came up. I thought ‘that’s alright – I’ve won something’ – but I didn’t realise how much I had won. I sort of read something, so decided to get my glasses and that’s when I realised how much it was!”
“It really has changed my life – but it’s also changed other people’s lives for the good too. I’ve given my friends and family the best part of a million pounds. I’ve already bought an Aston Martin DB11 and a Jaguar XJ for my dad – but I got good deals! We’re going to Disneyland and I’m now retired!”
NetEnt Chief Product Officer, Henrik Fagerlund, commented on the jackpot win by saying:
“Mega Fortune Dreams has certainly lived up to its name again by creating another instant multi-millionaire and delivering a life-changing win.”
Many players at online bingo sites are casual players who play for entertainment as well as the hope of hitting a big win. Although this jackpot was won on a slot game offered by the bingo site, bingo game jackpots can also be of a sizable amount. Players who have fun and play at Tombola Bingo, for example, have the chance to take home a share of the £7m+ which is won every week by members! Bingo jackpots can be won either through progressive or preset jackpots with progressive jackpots having the potential to return life-changing amounts.
In the past, bingo was a game for the older generation but with the rise of online betting and access to a number of online bingo sites at your fingertips, bingo has been attracting players of all age-ranges, helping to revitalise the game both online and in bingo halls.
The odds of winning in a bingo game depend on a number of variables. Having your numbers called out is, of course, the deciding factor whether you win or not, which ultimately comes down to luck, but there are some things you can do to increase your chances of winning.
The most obvious way to increase your odds of winning is to buy more cards. The more cards you have, the greater your chance of winning the game. For example, if you buy just one card and there are 5 other players playing the game, each who have also bought one card each, your chances of winning are 1 in 6. However, if you bought 10 cards in the same game, the odds of your winning are 10 in 15, or 2/3 which is a lot higher.
The number of players may also have an effect on your chances of winning. Generally, the more players participating in a game of bingo, the more cards are involved, which will decrease your chances of winning. However, you may not always want to join a game where there are very few players. Bingo games often have progressive jackpots which are higher if there are more people involved in the game. More players = Higher Jackpot but lower chance of winning. Fewer players = Lower jackpot but a greater chance of winning. Therefore, it may be a good idea to choose a game with an average number of players to increase your chances of winning a good size prize.
Many UK bookmakers offer bingo alongside their sports betting and casino sections which has helped attract players to the game who may not normally choose to play bingo. This coverage has helped attract players of both genders and of various ages and ultimately has increased the popularity of online bingo in recent years.