‘your balance is over 1 million dollars, sir’

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Mar 8, 2021

This time it’s a Party Casino player who strikes instant riches

Hard on the heels of 2 major online progressive slot wins (one for $8 million and another for $2 million) at Intercasino and Littlewoods Casino this month comes news that a 39 year old, self-employed Brit landscape gardener from a council estate in Sunderland is celebrating after raking in a Party Casino.com jackpot of US$1 092 957 off a stake of just 18 cents.

Brian Somers, who normally earns around $15 000 a year, won the PartyMega Jackpot on the Super Fortune Wheel game on the online casino last week, a release from the gambling company reveals.

“All of a sudden the screen started flashing,” said Brian. “I was asked to choose six smiley faces. Four revealed golden dollars and the ticker at the top of the screen started to race and all these numbers came up. It said I had won over a million dollars! I thought it was a mistake. I turned the computer off and even unplugged it. I then logged back on saw $1 092 957.68 on the screen and got on the phone and they said ‘your balance is over $1 million dollars sir.”’

Brian said that he intends to use his windfall to secure the future of his six-year-old son Corey. “I’m hoping to use the money to make myself and my family secure for the rest of our lives. I want to buy a house, go on holiday and get a new car. I also want to expand my gardening business,” he said.

The luckiest landscape gardener in Britain this week said that his previous biggest win was GBP40 on the UK National Lottery and that he might use his new wealthy status to purchase a Sunderland FC season ticket.

A Party Gaming spokesman said, ” We’ve seen some big winners in our time but for someone to win so much from just 18 cents is truly remarkable and is a record win. Brian is a great guy and deserves it, and we wish him and his family all the very best for the future.”

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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