One Friday afternoon would prove to be life-changing for Tammy Harden, the Kamloops resident who landed a win of $503,116.45 while playing her favourite MegaJackpots® Cleopatra slots game on BCLC’s PlayNow.com during her break at work.
Disbelieving the dollar numbers on her phone screen, Harden contacted PlayNow.com – the province’s only legal, regulated gambling website and the only whose profits go back to B.C. – to verify the win before getting too excited. When BCLC confirmed, she was so stunned by her incredible win that she decided to take the rest of the afternoon off.
The first person she shared the news with was her daughter. “She didn’t believe me and when I showed her, she used a bad word! My son cried and said it’s going to change my life.”
When asked how this win would make a difference in her life, Harden said, “No more rent!”
Beyond setting some money aside for a new house, Harden will share some of her winnings with the people around her and take some time to consider plans for the rest. For now, she’s taking her sisters on a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate her life-changing win.
“It’s unreal, it’s amazing,” said Harden. “It’s just a really happy feeling!”
Unlike the 800+ gambling websites operating illegally in B.C. and Canada, PlayNow.com is the only one whose profits benefit British Columbians through government investments in things like education, healthcare and community programs. This includes funding for the Province’s Community Gaming Grants program, which distributes $140 million annually to not-for-profit organizations, including Parent Advisory Councils and minor hockey associations.
Did you know? Players can set weekly deposit and playing time limits to keep their play a fun experience on PlayNow.com.