CA$3.2 Million in Life-Changing Jackpots Won on IGT Powerbucks® Wheel of Fortune® Slots in Three Days
Ontario slot player wins record-setting CA$2.2 million jackpot on IGT’s omnichannel progressive link for Canada on PlayOLG.ca; second PlayOLG player wins CA$1 million on same link just days later
LONDON, U.K. – International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) today announced that a CA$2,256,578 jackpot had been won on its Powerbucks® Wheel of Fortune® Exotic Far East slots game by an Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) PlayOLG.ca player on May 26, 2020. The colossal win marks the largest jackpot ever won from IGT’s Powerbucks omnichannel progressive link for Canada.
Just three days later, on May 29, 2020, a second PlayOLG online slots player won a CA$1,015,561 jackpot while playing Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway.
These two jackpots combine for more than CA$3.2 million in top prize wins for PlayOLG.ca slot players via IGT’s award-winning Powerbucks link in just three days.
“OLG introduced IGT’s Powerbucks game several months ago and our players were drawn to its exciting opportunity to win life-changing jackpots at any bet level,” said Kim Clark, OLG Vice President of Product Management. “It’s thrilling for us to be able to say OLG players have won some great prizes, including the highest-ever Powerbucks jackpot.”
“Despite the temporary closure of casinos in Canada, IGT’s Powerbucks has continued to engage online players, build significant jackpot liquidity and deliver big wins such as the record-setting CA$2.2 million jackpot awarded on OLG’s online casino,” said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President, Canada. “IGT Powerbucks’ omnichannel availability has fueled its reputation as a growth-driving solution for Canada that delivers on its millionaire-making promise.”
Powerbucks is the world’s first omnichannel wide area progressive game that links the jackpot prize pool between gaming machines found in casinos with games available on mobile devices and desktop computers. IGT’s Powerbucks has delivered some of the largest slot jackpots in Canada. Since making its Canadian debut in 2016, Powerbucks has paid 17 jackpots of a million dollars or more.
PlayOLG.ca, the only online gaming site regulated in Ontario, features a wide range of interactive casino-style games, including a variety of IGT games, such as Powerbucks and lottery ticket offerings. PlayOLG also provides customers with education on how to play safe and responsibly, including providing useful PlaySmart tools to help customers establish time and money limits to better manage their play.
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OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; PlayOLG Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided more than $52 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment and prevention of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.
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