Who wants to be a millionaire? No, we’re not talking about the popular TV show hosted by Chris Tarrant. We’re referring to a mega jackpot win by one lucky player in November 2012, who hit the big time while playing at Mecca Bingo.
Mecca’s one of the big-name sites that runs on Playtech’s Virtue Fusion network (as well as Gala, Bet365, Betfred, Ladbrokes, Sky, and Paddy Power, to mention but a few). It boasts a variety of branded bingo games, like Deal or No Deal, as well as some of Playtech’s finest slots.
A networked slots promotion kicked off on all Virtue Fusion sites on 29th October 2012, offering players the chance to win between £10 and £50,000 by taking a spin on eleven specially selected slot games featuring progressive jackpots. During the six-week period, anyone who takes part qualifies for a series of prize draws, and as there are two draws per week, there are plenty of chances to get a share of the money. In fact, the network has guaranteed there’ll be over 35,000 individual prizes given away as part of this promotion.
Things really started off with a bang when just three days into the promo, one lucky player scooped the progressive jackpot whilst playing on the hugely-popular Bouncy Balls slot at Mecca Bingo, earning themselves a whopping £1,155,393.98! At the time of the win, this particular PJP was offering the largest amount across the entire Virtue Fusion network.
Andrew Steddy, the Head of Bingo Networks at Playtech, said that the decision was made to bring back the network slots promotion that was run earlier this year due to its “phenomenal success.” The summer promo actually created yet another millionaire, proving that it’s not just a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.
If you’ve never played the Bouncy Balls slot, it’s definitely worth a look. Whilst the PJP has currently slipped back down to less than £10k, it’s only a matter of time before it builds up again, and is ready to burst for one fortunate spinner. To play, you’ll need to match five or more of the same symbols in a vertical or horizontal line, causing them to explode, and letting more symbols drop down in their place to create new winning combinations. However, if you want to get your hands on the progressive jackpot, like our lucky millionaire did at Mecca Bingo, you’ll need to match eight or more Fireball symbols and be playing with the maximum bet.
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