Brittany Hammell from Prince George won $1.06 million on August 20th, 2019 while playing the Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway slot machine, at Treasure Cove Casino.
Hammell is the second Prince George resident to win the Powerbucks progressive jackpot in just over a month, as Marlyne D. won the record-breaking 2.1 million on July 13th, which was the largest slot prize in BC history.
Hammell's comments about her win :
“I didn’t believe it at first,” says Hammell. “I was just in shock at the time. To be honest, it still hasn’t quite kicked in yet.”
“It feels good to win,” says Hammell, who adds that life won’t change much for her family. “I think our family will look into buying a house and helping to set up the future for our family.”
Powerbucks™ is very exciting as players have a chance to win $1 million or more on the progressive jackpot, which grows as more people place bets across other participating Canadian jurisdictions, including Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and P.E.I.
You can play the Powerbucks™ family of games (Arctic Gems, Power Hits, Club Champagne) or the Wheel of Fortune Powerbucks family of games for a chance to win this life changing Powerbucks progressive prize at one of the 30 locations now in BC!
Powerbucks History Breaking Win!
A simple spin has made Prince George’s Marlyne Dumoulin $2.1 million dollars richer, and the winner of the largest ever Powerbucks™ progressive jackpot! Marlyne had no idea how much she won at first at the Treasure Cove Casino on July 13. Marlyne said “she was in shock, and thought she had won $2,100, but her husband who was sitting beside her said he thought it was a lot more than that”, and indeed it was!
Marlyne and her husband have big plans on starting off their new millionaire life by doing a lot of travelling with their motor home down South.
Q. What was the first thought that crossed your mind?
A. Can't really remember my first thought but I know that I was not able to sleep or eat for the first two days. I actually have bandages on my fingers from chewing them. If I could reach my feet I probably would have chewed my toenails too.
Q. How does it feel to be a multi-millionaire?
A. Wonderful, absolutely great. Never thought it would happen. It doesn't seem real until you begin spending it.
Q. What motivated you to play this slot machine?
A. The progressive jackpot motivated me to play and there was an empty seat. I don't recall playing it before so it could very well be the first time I played that machine.
Check out the full exclusive video of Marlyne and her husband talking about the win!