Since the arrival of online casino play in Pennsylvania in the summer of 2019, NetEnt’s Divine Fortune slot has cemented itself as one of the most popular iGaming products that gamblers in the Keystone State are offered access to.
And the game’s progressive Mega Jackpot feature has a lot to do with its popularity among slots aficionados in the state.
A lucky man from Lititz, Pennsylvania hit that jackpot over the weekend for a $278,430.23 win. The player, whose first name is Andrew, won the six-figure sum with a $1 stake. He played the game on PlaySugarHouse.com, an online casino operated by Rush Street Interactive, the iGaming division of regional casino operator Rush Street Gaming.
Rush Street Interactive said that this was the second time this week that a PlaySugarHouse.com player hit a Diving Fortune jackpot. The first time was on Sunday night when a New Jersey player won $278,802.58 playing the popular NetEnt release.
Divine Fortune is a 5×3 online slot with 20 fixed paylines. Swedish online casino content creator NetEnt released the game in 2017. The title is themed around the riches of the ancient times. Aside from its progressive Mega Jackpot, Divine Fortune also features a Minor Jackpot that pays out 20x a player’s stake and a Major Jackpot that pays out 100x the stake.
Online Gambling amid Pandemic
Nearly all land-based casinos around the US have been closed in recent days as the country struggles to curb the advance of the dangerous coronavirus and people are urged to stay home.
As a result from the social distancing measures undertaken by state and federal governments, providers of online casino services have recorded an uptick in iGaming activities, which can pretty quickly develop into a full-blown surge in online casino play.
Commenting on the latest instance of a Pennsylvania player hitting the Divine Fortune Mega Jackpot, Rush Street Interactive Chief Operating Officer Mattias Stetz said that “during this very difficult and unprecedented period of time while most are staying home, it’s nice that we can provide another outlet for entertainment and a chance to win live changing jackpots.”
Mr. Stetz went on that the latest Divine Fotune jackpot win scored by a lucky player proves that “even with a small bet, our players can win big.”
Andrew, the 40-year-old resident of Pennsylvania who won the jackpot, said that his heart was pounding out of his chest when he saw the six-figure win.
Andrew’s win was the thirteenth Divine Fortune jackpot recorded at PlaySugarHouse.com in Pennsylvania since the online casino operation was launched in the Keystone State last summer.
Mr. Stetz said that they have seen “quite a surge in online casino play” amid the Covid-19 outbreak and that they expect the growth to continue as Americans are “being asked to stay at home looking for ways to be entertained.”