CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- An Avenel, New Jersey man says he was tired and bored after work so he picked up his smart phone and decided to try out SugarHouse Online Casino for the first time. 30 minutes later he ended up winning the biggest jackpot in playsugarhouse.com history! Anibal Lopes, 33, checked out a few fun games and then decided to place a bet on Divine Fortune, the exciting Jackpot game set in the days of ancient Greece, and on his very first spin hit the Mega Jackpot for $193,737 dollars! The progressive Mega Jackpot has been building since its last jackpot was hit in September 2017. Lopes, a superintendent for a construction company, is the biggest winner since Rush Street Interactive launched the playsugarhouse.com site in NJ in September 2016.
"I thought this is not happening," said Lopes. "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!"
"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," Richard Schwartz, President of Rush Street Interactive. "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."
This is the fourth time Divine Fortune, a video slot game set in the days of ancient Greece, has hit Mega jackpots for playsugarhouse.com players. The first was in May 2017 for $13,950. The second and third were both in September for $91,680 and $46,096. This fourth time was the charm for Lopes, a married father of a 6-year-old son.
"I want to use the money to save for him and also pay off bills," said Lopes. "I also plan on fixing up my house. I still can't believe this."
Divine Fortune is a 5-reel, 3-row, 20-line (fixed) video slot game with 3 different jackpots including the progressive Mega Jackpot. It's one of the more than 400 games players on playsugarhouse.com can choose from that include slots, blackjack, roulette, video poker, and virtual sports betting.
Lopes said he likes playing online and enjoys the convenience of not having to drive to Atlantic City. "You can play anytime," said New Jersey's latest online jackpot winner. "You're always just a smart phone away from having a fun time."
About Rush Street Interactive
Rush Street Interactive, an affiliate of Rush Street Gaming, was founded by pioneers in the internet gaming industry with decades of collective experience in developing and operating online gaming sites. Rush Street Interactive is also the developer of the SugarHouse's Casino4Fun website. Rush Street Gaming is one of the fastest-growing gaming companies in North America. Rush Street developed and o operates Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, and Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois. Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, New York, is set to open February 8, 2017. All Rush Street casinos lead the markets in which they operate. For more information, visit www.rushstreetgaming.com.
SOURCE Rush Street Interactive