Joshua Alexander had only been at Playtime Casino Kelowna for 20 minutes when a $5.25 wager on a Powerbucks™ slot machine won him a stunning $1,032,361.83 jackpot on July 29, 2022.
The Kelowna resident was playing on a Powerbucks™ progressive slot machine next to his cousin, with his girlfriend looking on when the win happened.
“She started freaking out, and I thought it was a prank or something,” he said. “My cousin thought I broke the machine.”
The game is one of two Powerbucks™-linked slot machines in Playtime Casino Kelowna offering players the chance to trigger bonuses and win cash or even the progressive jackpot, which starts at $1-million and grows as players place bets across participating B.C. and Canadian casinos.
Alexander said the decision to go to Playtime Casino Kelowna for a night of fun was his dad’s idea.
“He wanted to go, so I was like sure, and my girlfriend and cousin came with us. It was a restless night for us after we came home, our minds were blown.”
Next up for Alexander is visiting some of his bucket list destinations. He says some of the winnings will go to dream vacations in Mexico, Australia and California.
The odds of winning the Powerbucks™ jackpot on a $3 wager are approximately 1 in 25 million. Created by International Game Technology (IGT), BCLC was the first Canadian gambling entertainment company to offer Powerbucks™ to its players.
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