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BGO player wins the jackpot twice!

2017-05-23 10:51:29

Lightning really can strike twice; a lucky BGO player has found herself £1.7 million better off, winning twice within a month and defeating the whopper odds of 625 million to 1.

Call me ‘Sandam’

The winner, who plays under the handle "Sandam", won when staking two £20 bets on IGT's MegaJackpots Star Lanterns. The phenomenal win follows a father of two from Cheshire's huge £6 million win on BGO last Christmas after a £1.25 bet.

"Sandam's" first jackpot win happened on Good Friday when she landed a cool £1.13 million. Then, just three and a half weeks later, she found herself winning over £627,000 by again scooping the jackpot on the same game. Statistically, you have more chance of being attacked by a shark (11.5 million to 1), being struck by lightning (10 million to 1), winning an Oscar (only 11,500 to 1) ), or giving birth to identical quadruplets (13 million to 1) than scooping two jackpot wins on BGO's MegaJackpots Star Lanterns game.

"I just couldn't believe it when I won the first jackpot," says "Sandam", who is in her 40s. "But when the second win happened less than a month later, I thought there must be a mistake. The first thing I'll splash out on is a new car, and there'll be lots of treats for the family lined up, too."