It's a special weekend for one as yet unidentified Internet gambler, who is probably still celebrating one of those life-changing progressive slot wins. Playing the Playtech-powered Beach Life progressive at Joyland casino, this lucky individual hit a jackpot of $4,238,508 Friday, which ranks right up there with some of the biggest jackpots in online gambling history.
Only Microgaming's Mega Moolah ($5,556,758 and change on April 18, 2008) and Cryptologic's Millionaire's Club ($5,898,352 on May 15, 2007) have yielded bigger rewards in recent memory. Beach Life, which was launched in 2007, produced a $480,000 winner in July this year, too and there have been other six-figure winners in its short history, indicating a high rebuild rate.
The game is a 5-reel, 20-payline slot with a tropical holiday theme, and to win the jackpot the player has to wager on all 20 lines and achieve three suns symbols on the 20th pay line.
Source: InfoPowa News
Ed's note: Joyland Casino is blacklisted by Casino Listings due to some very questionable business practices carried out by its owners over the years. There are many other solid Playtech-powered casinos at which you can play the Beach Life slot machine (they all share the same jackpot), including Bet365, Betfred, and Casino Las Vegas to name a few.
Follow up (May 5, 2009): Joyland jackpot win turns into nightmare. Sadly the winner has only been paid $2.3m and the other $2m has "disappeared" in the black hole that is Joyland Casino.