Anorak News | Gardener Brian Somers Scoops £551,000 On A Fruit Machine

Gardener Brian Somers Scoops £551,000 On A Fruit Machine

by | 6th, June 2007

FORGET all that rubbish about gambling addictions and log on to an online casino now! Well, you may well want to after reading this.

Brian Somers, 39, gambled just nine pence on the Party Mega Jackpot game on the website but was shocked as six ‘smiley face’ signs appeared which revealed four ‘golden dollars’ and a winning sum of £551,000.

“All of a sudden the screen started flashing, it went berserk”, says Somers, “I thought, ‘I just can’t believe I have won that much from nowt’. I turned the computer off and even unplugged it. I then logged back on and saw $1,092,957.68 on the screen.”

Warren Lush from PartyGaming, which owns the gambling website tells us: “Nobody has ever won a jackpot so huge from such a little amount of money before. These days, what could you buy with 9p — nothing. Not even a cup of tea. We see winners every day but nothing like this.”

Father of one Somers, who currently earns just £200 a week as a self-employed landscape gardener, beat odds of 4,250,000-1 win the record jackpot.

Now, he plans to buy Sunderland season tickets for himself and his six-year-old son.

They’re not that expensive, are they?

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