Gambler wins £2.2million on a SLOT MACHINE in French casino
- Frenchman hit the £2.2million jackpot in a slot machine playing a two-euro coin
- Man, in his thirties, who has not been identified, bagged money on Sunday night
- Sum was record payout for the Saint-Amand-les-Eaux casino in northern France
A gambler has won £2.2million on a slot machine in a French casino.
The frenchman in his thirties, who has not been identified, made a dream start to 2022 bagging the sum after playing a two-euro coin.
The man from Aisne, described as an ‘occasional player’ by the operator of the Saint-Amand-les-Eaux casino in northern France, hit the jackpot while playing on Sunday night.
A so-called Megapot of prize money is available on 175 slot machines linked up in 38 French casinos run by the Partouche group, with 31 people winning more than a million euros each in the last 10 years.
A Frenchman, who has not been identified, won £2.2million on a slot machine in a Saint-Amand-les-Eaux casino in northern France on Sunday night after playing with a two-euro coin (pictured, the casino announces the win)
The last big win was more than £1.75million at the Lyon Le Vert Casino in September 2020.
The £2.2million jackpot was a record for the Saint-Amand-les-Eaux casino across all of the house’s games since it was established in 1973.
The casino announced the news on Facebook. ‘It’s madness! The #Megapot fell this evening at Pasino de Saint-Amand on machine 297!
‘Yes, 2022 promises to be truly incredible at Pasino!’
The £2.2million jackpot was a record for the Saint-Amand-les-Eaux casino across all of the house’s games since it was established in 1973
A day earlier a woman won £167,000 after she played 67p in a slot machine at the Barriere casino in Saint-Malo.
Gambling is tightly regulated in France because of the dangers of addiction and financial losses.
Advertisers are also required to warn consumers about the risks and banned from targeting children.