ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HarrahsCasino.com, the premiere destination for online gaming in New Jersey, today announced 31 year old Morris County, New Jersey resident Cathy R. has won the largest ever prize in the country's regulated online gaming industry in New Jersey.
Cathy logged on to HarrahsCasino.com on November 6, playing her favorite 50 cent slot game "Millionaire Genie" and spun her way to New Jersey's largest online jackpot -- $1,334,641.22 – when the randomly awarded payout hit after her 15-line bet cracked open the Genie's Treasure Chest and cemented her status as the latest Millionaire Maker Powered by Total Rewards.
The digital jackpot, the first seven-figure win for an online player in the state of New Jersey, marks a major milestone for both the national and state's online gaming industry, which commemorates its first 12 months of operation on November 26. This historic win also ranks as the third largest gaming prize awarded to a player in the state of New Jersey this year, factoring in both land-based and online properties.
"I was just in a little bit of shock when it hit," said the new millionaire Cathy. "You know when I'm at Harrah's Atlantic City, there's bells ringing and people all come over and it gets verified by a staffer right there. So when it hit on HarrahsCasino.com I stared at the computer screen for a moment trying to digest it all. But I'm happy to report it indeed is the same as in the physical casino, and even better I got to celebrate in my pajamas at home."
Cathy started playing at HarrahsCasino.com in February, 2014 and is a member of the Caesars Entertainment Total Rewards Loyalty program, which awards loyal patrons who play both online and in our land-based properties.
"It's an awesome feeling to give away life-changing money to our customers," said HarrahsCasino.com Vice President Adrian Bailey. "New Jersey has a great history with gaming and we're thrilled for Cathy to have HarrahsCasino.com be part of this historical first for the regulated online gaming in the United States. We can't wait to give away more money to our players on HarrahsCasino.com"
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