A UK punter hit a big jackpot on the Super Spins Bar-X slot machine at William Hill this week... while he was suffering from a bout of insomnia!
45 year old call center employee Richard Taylor won the £258,670 jackpot on just a 20p spin. He usually plays darts when he suffers from bouts of insomnia, but instead opted for an online round of slots that will change his life forever.
Speaking through William Hill management, Taylor said: “It’s still not really sunk in. It’s about the equivalent of 20 years wages as I won’t pay any tax on my winnings. It’s the kind of thing that happens to other people, but I never thought I’d ever get that kind of money for just 20p."
“I’ve not got a car at present, but that will probably be my first buy. I currently lodge with friends, so now I can buy my own home."
“It’s not enough for me to retire, but it will make life a lot easier. I won’t be worrying about the bills and I’ll be able to go wherever I want on holiday.”