Scott started with just a £1 spin and took advantage of a 100% deposit match offer whilst playing the popular Toy Factory slot. Just 22 minutes and 125 spins later, he had triggered The Jackpot King bonus round and got the chance to play the ultimate bonus wheel. He took advantage of the multipliers, increasing his stake by 1000 times, but still could not believe it when he won an incredible £1,632,481.71.
“When you see it on the screen, your heart’s telling you that you’ve won it but your head’s saying something’s going to go wrong,” Scott said in the Northern Echo after being presented with his cheque and a bottle of champagne at a hotel in Newton Aycliffe. “I’m a bit cynical and never thought that a real person won the big jackpots. Obviously now I know it’s real.”
Scott, 40, says the money will be put to good use ahead of his wedding in 2017. “I’m due to get married next year so this is going to help a great deal with that and we’re going to Florida. I’ve never had a holiday before – I’ve not got a passport.” said Scott, who also plans to follow his favourite sport, darts, even more closely.
Scott believes his success must have something to do with living in the North-East, having seen Emma from Stockton-on-Tees become a millionaire from a 40p spin on MegaJackpots Cleopatra and also David Robinson from Newcastle win £2.64 million. He added: “I’ve not been living up here for long, I’m originally from Lincoln, but I think I made the right decision as this is where all the Sky Vegas winners are from.”
Sky Vegas spokesperson Sarah Hackett also paid tribute to Scott’s achievement, saying: “Massive congratulations to Scott on picking up the £1.6m jackpot and joining an exclusive club of Sky Vegas millionaires. The really big wins have a habit of landing in the North-East who are rapidly becoming the luckiest folk in the land.”
Sky Vegas has a range of exciting slots which offer potentially lucrative rewards and it has certainly been a great year for players so far. You can take a visit to the site to spin for the reels yourself and try to emulate Scott, whether you’re also from the north of England and feel inspired by the recent run of good fortune, or reckon it might be time for somewhere else in the country to grab the headlines. Good luck!