A sixty year old man from Long Sutton in Lincolnshire, UK, has managed to pick up a huge progressive slot jackpot after winning on The Dark Knight slot machine game this weekend. John Orchard, who previously worked in a job centre before bagging this win, is now planning a very nice Christmas indeed – which will be enhanced by his new £5.9 million bank balance!
Orchard had only gambled a few times before and had only signed up to the site where he won, Butlers Bingo, a few days before his win. Sometimes the luck is just in for a gambler, and when he started to play at the slot machine games on the site he could barely have imagined that he would be claiming so big a win so soon! It is the biggest win ever made on an online bingo site, though of course it was a slot game that it came from, and it will represent a hugely significant change in his life and that of his family.
“We are still quite stunned. We don’t know what we’re doing with the money yet, but I’m not going back to work,” Orchard said, before trading in his Renault Clio for a brand new Jaguar and making sure that all of the family are looked after – his daughter will be getting a new house on top of the iPad that had originally been her gift this Christmas, and he has also stated that he will buy his mum a bungalow. He and wife Lynn, sixty five years old, will have to decide what to do with the rest of the money between them! A few days after his win, after it had all sunk in, Orchard quit his job at the centre – which, he says, he had been looking at another five years in if this win had not come along. It could not have been better timing for the couple, as now that they are both retired they can enjoy the money without having to worry about saving up as their pension begins to run dry.