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6 Minute-Old Online Gambler Wins $286,609

11 November 2004

London, UK -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- November 4, 2004 -- It's a record jackpot at, not because it's their biggest winner ever, but because no one has ever won a MEGA-Jackpot so quickly. A just-out-of-the-box online gambler going by the username Silvana3, registered at two weeks ago, on the 18th of October, but didn't start her real-play until yesterday.

The two-week wait between registration and play was well timed, because Silvana3 beat the progressive slot machine Rags to Riches after just $13 dollars in play. How much did her $13 investment net her? $286,609! That means that Silvana3 has netted a remarkable 22,046 times return on investment.

Ryan Hartley, the normally collected casino manager at, was barely able to catch his breath when asked about Silvana3's jackpot. "We've been watching the Rags to Riches progressive jackpot grow and grow since it hit $250,000. We knew that it would bust at any time, but we never expected a player that had only played $13 to be the lucky winner. We have had people hit Rags to Riches twice, we have had players who hit it on the first spin of the day, and we've even seen people who have never bet slots win on Rags to Riches. But we have never had someone who's never gambled before in her life win over a quarter of a million dollars! In fact, I don't think anyone has!"

45-year old Canadian born Silvana3 proved that lady luck could strike at any time, and was happy to usher her into her life.

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