It’s not often that big wins REALLY impress us here on Paddy Power News, but some big wins are just so big that we can’t help thinking, “Holy Sh*t.”
Especially when not just one but two monster jackpot hauls are taken down within a matter of weeks on our Casino and Games sites. Which is exactly what happened on the Age Of The Gods: Epic Troy and Castle Pillager games over the past couple of weekends.
First, an Irish Customer won a £468,000 jackpot from just a 40 cent spin on a brand-new Casino game called Age Of The Gods: Epic Troy – a day after it was launched. A lesser scribe would insert an Achilles Heel-related pun at this point, but we’re still too shook after seeing a jackpot hit within 24 hours of a game going live.
Then, having barely recovered our equilibrium after days of wondering what it’d be like to have £468k in our back pockets, we were blown away to discover that, over this weekend, a UK-based player had raked in £542,000 from another new starter – this time on PP Games – called Castle Pillager. It’s fair to say the castle was well and truly pillaged in this case.
To make it even more remarkable, the player had only been a Paddy Power customer for a month. We were so impressed by the feat that we decided to give him a call and see how he felt about the whole thing.
“I’m still dreaming, it just does not feel real,” said the 48-year-old. “I’ve recently been through a divorce and currently living in a studio apartment. I never thought I would ever own a house of my own again. This could not of come at a better time and will truly have a massive impact on my life!”
Well, we should bloody well think so. Even Jeff Bezos wouldn’t fail to appreciate an extra half a million quid in his bank account. Er, probably.
So there you have it. A pair of lucky devils cashing in for a combined total of more than £1million. Fair play, lads. Buy yourselves a few bottles of hand sanitiser – we hear prices for this liquid gold are going through the roof.