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A student scoops $1,517,303.08 with PokerStars

A Student Turns $1 into $1,517,303.08 at PokerStars

A university student from Uruguay managed to turn $1.00 into $1,517,303.08 while playing one of his favourite games, the Millionaires Island slot. The student just became the first ever jackpot winner on the million dollar progressive slot, which is exclusive to PokerStars Casino, an Amaya Inc. brand. As for you dear players, visit PokerStars Casino and test your lucky stars to see if you can hit the jackpot too!

The Student Wins Big

The Uruguayan student, also known as 'LuisCancelaU', had been playing this popular online slot for three minutes, spinning just 17 times, before he landed four Millionaires Island symbols on an active payline. He needed just one more symbol to hit the jackpot.

"It won't appear, these things don't happen" – said the 26-year-old player, who preferred to stay anonymous. Then, the fifth symbol occurred on the reels and the jackpot feature went off to celebrate this incredible life-changing winning moment.

"I ran to my brother who was the only one in the house. I started shouting and shaking him and he was looking at me completely perplexed. I showed him my account so he would believe me. We hugged and cried, not because of the money but because we would now be able to give something back to our parents, who have fought so hard to give us anything we needed."

The first ever Millionaires Island jackpot winner is currently studying for a degree and is tremendously thankful for what his family have sacrificed for him. The fact that he can now provide a secure future to his parents makes him very happy.

PokerStars Casino Celebrate the Win

"We're truly delighted for 'LuisCancelaU'," said Bo Wänghammar, Director of PokerStars Casino. "We knew it wouldn't take long to create a millionaire after our exclusive slot received incredible early play. This is a sign that we've built a great game for our players. It goes to show, that life changing winning moments are accessible to anyone that wants to play for them. We're now looking forward to making more winners, from our growing slot portfolio."

Give Millionaires Island a Go

Millionaires Island is the only slot game in the online gambling industry with a brand exclusive Progressive Mega Jackpot of at least $1 million. Every jackpot winner will become an instant millionaire making this one of the most consistently exciting slot games in the world of online casinos.

The game is available for play now exclusively at PokerStars Casino, and can be accessed from the UK, Europe, and from any other country where PokerStars Casino is allowed. It is also available on the casino website, downloadable desktop client and mobile app.

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