New Jersey Woman Wins A Record $1.3 Million Playing Online Slots

Cathy RuelaA lucky woman from Morris County, New Jersey, has hit a massive $1.3 million progressive jackpot playing the Millionaire Genie slot game on November 6 at Harrah’s online casino.

This entertaining and very rewarding progressive jackpot slot game is a favorite among a large number of slots players at Harrah’s Casino. Millionaire Genie is a 5-reel, 3-row, 15 payline video slot machine with a random progressive jackpot always in play. This is one of the latest online slots games developed by Random Logic.

With this particular game, the genie doesn’t just grant wishes it’s also capable of handing out bucket loads of cash. This online slots game features a bonus game, free spins bonus round and a unique sticky wild symbol that is displayed during the free spins round. The genie will magically appear and add wilds to the reels, increasing your chances of winning something big.

Three or more scattered genies anywhere on the reels triggers the exciting free spins bonus round, and if you are lucky enough to have three bonus symbols appear on the reels, you’ll trigger the Genie’s Palace Bonus Game where you’ll have to make two wishes and can win bonus cash that you collect via a random multiplier that increases your win. There’s also a random progressive progressive as a top reward just like how the jackpot prize hit for Cathy Ruela.

The 31-year old New Jersey resident says she has been playing online slots on and off for around 9 months. She signed up to HarrahsCasino.com in February having had already played at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City which she’d visit a few times every year. As a new player to the online casino she was given 20 free spins to play the Millionaire Genie online slot. On her first day of playing at Harrah’s casino she had won $300.

This week Ruela returned to Harrah’s online casino to try out her luck on the same Millionaire Genie slot game, but never expected what would come next. Playing in her pajamas late in the evening, her 15-payline bet saw the screen unlock the chains of Genie’s Treasure Chest as it had triggered the progressive jackpot in the spin.

It is the largest online slots jackpot win in New Jersey since the state regulated online gambling in November 2013. It is also the third-largest jackpot won by a gambler in the state for the 2014 year, when you consider both online and land-based casinos.

At the time, Ruela didn’t even realize she had won a seven-figure progressive jackpot. In a statement, she said “I was trying to read the decimal point, but the number was too big to fit. I called my husband and said, ‘What does 1, 3, 3, 4, 6, 4, 1 mean?’ He said, ‘You won more than a million dollars.” After calling and speaking to customer service representative at Harrah’s casino to confirm that it was a valid jackpot win, only then did it sink in that she had won the $1.3 million jackpot on the Millionaire Genie slot.

Ruela said she liked playing the Millionaire Genie slot game because it was usually good with dishing out free spins, which have netted her smaller wins playing it previously.

With the money the New Jersey resident has plans to pay off some debts as well as set up a college fund for their son. She might also take some well deserved holidays among other things with the rest of the money.