Manitoban spins and wins first $1 Million Powerbucks prize in Western Canada
A Manitoba woman has won the first $1 Million Powerbucks slot jackpot in Western Canada on PlayNow.com.
Kamalita K. picked up her prize cheque during a ceremony Wednesday at Club Regent Casino in Winnipeg.
"I was at home looking through the games and I saw Powerbucks. I thought 'Let's give it a try.' I don't usually play that one," she said when describing her win. "I was hoping to win $500 or so!" she chuckled.
Just a few spins later, she won Manitoba's largest slot jackpot prize to date: $1,000,000.
"I was shocked and surprised!" she said. "My heart was beating a mile a minute because it seemed too good to be true."
Kamalita allowed the win to sink in, and eventually contacted PlayNow Customer Support to verify because she could not believe it was real.
"They called me back and said, 'Are you sitting down?'" she smiled. "They said, '30 seconds ago a million dollars was put into your account. We'll be issuing you a cheque.'"
It was true: She had won the $1 Million Powerbucks jackpot!
With a static $1 Million jackpot and a progressive jackpot starting at $1 Million, Powerbucks is unique because prizes are available across Canada, both in casino and online. In Manitoba, Powerbucks can be played at Club Regent Casino, McPhillips Station Casino, Shark Club Gaming Centre, and online on PlayNow.com.
"I never thought I would win a prize with so many zeroes!" she laughed.
Kamalita won her prize on PlayNow.com using her iPad mini. "I might frame it!" she exclaimed while picking up her prize cheque.
Our lucky winner knows this kind of win can be life-changing, but she does not want to let this change too much for her and her family.
"It still seems unreal. We want to take some time to let it sink in before making any big decisions," she explained while speaking with the PlayNow team. "We are thinking of a few things, maybe a trip."