New Jersey Resident Wins Jackpot at First Online Play

A new Jersey man stated a round of post-work boredom led him to sign up for an online gambling app — and he won a record-setting jackpot on his initial play.

Anibal Lopes, 33, of Avenel, said he was bored after function on a current day so he signed up for SugarHouse Online Casino and decided to location a bet around the Divine Fortune game.

Lopes stated it was his very initial spin on the game that won him a Mega Jackpot of $193,737, the largest payout since the website went live in New Jersey in September 2016.

“I thought this isn’t happening,” Lopes stated. “I could not believe I won that a lot cash. I told my wife: I do not feel nicely. My legs are shaking. She said we have to get you towards the emergency space. I told her no I am not sick. I just won close to $194,000!”

Rush Street Interactive, the company behind SugarHouse, applauded Lopes’ win.

“We are always pleased for all of our winners, but we’re particularly excited about our biggest jackpot since we launched a year along with a half ago,” said Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive. “We adore offering our players exciting games that provide genuine opportunities for substantial winnings. We are continuously looking at new and revolutionary attributes and gaming opportunities which are all based about maintaining our players happy.”

Lopes said the cash will go toward supporting his 6-year-old son.

“I want to make use of the money to save for him as well as pay off bills,” Lopes stated. “I also plan on fixing up my home. I nonetheless cannot believe this.”

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