The progressive jackpot had risen to the seven-figure sum over the course of 18 months before the woman, from the Western Isles in Scotland, spun the lucky reels on a £2.50 bet. She now plans to visit Walt Disney World with her seven-year-old son before paying for an extension on her kitchen.
She admitted that she was “stunned” by the Valentine’s Day win, calling it “surreal” and confirming that, despite her millionaire status, she would keep her feet firmly on the ground. Quoted in a press release from William Hill, she observed that “no matter how much money you have, you still have to wash the dishes.” However, she did admit she would consider buying a dishwasher in the near future.
The record for the largest ever online slots jackpot win is held by another Briton, Jon Heywood of Cheshire, who scooped £13.2 million on Microgaming’s Mega Moolah in October 2015.
William Hill Vegas offers a host of progressive jackpots, including Vegas Millions, Reel Gems and Cash of the Titans. If you’re inspired to try out their progressive slots, you could receive a 100 percent deposit match on your first deposit of up to £100 when you sign up to the site.