NJ man scoops $194,000 online jackpot on first spin

One lucky punter in the US state of New Jersey is plotting how to spend the near $200,000 he picked up playing the Divine Fortune online slot.

Citing boredom, Anibal Lopes sign up to the Sugarhouse online casino, which is operated by Rush Street Interactive for Golden Nugget, and – on his first spin – collected a jackpot of $193,737 that had been building since September.

“I thought ‘this is not happening’,” said the 33 year old. “I couldn’t believe I won that much money.

“I told my wife: ‘I don’t feel well. My legs are shaking.’ She said: ‘We need to get you to the emergency room’. I told her: ‘No I’m not sick. I just won close to $194,000!'”

Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive, said: “We are always happy for all of our winners but we are especially excited about our biggest jackpot since we launched playsugarhouse.com a year-and-a-half ago.

“We love offering our players exciting games that provide real opportunities for significant winnings. We are constantly looking at new and innovative features and gaming opportunities that are all based around keeping our players happy.”

Referring to his six-year-old son, Lopes said: “I want to use the money to save for him and also pay off bills.

“I also plan on fixing up my house. I still can’t believe this.”

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