big winner at Gala casinoWinning is always a time to celebrate, but one recent big win by a humble librarian has given Playtech a particularly special reason to pop open a bottle of champagne.

Jackpot Giant recently set a UK mobile record for the largest-ever mobile jackpot win at a bingo site! The lucky punter who took home the winnings, a librarian from Glasgow, was playing via her Samsung Galaxy S5 at Gala Bingo when her life was changed forever.

Playtech’s progressive jackpots

The Gala Bingo winner took home a staggering jackpot of €5.89 million while playing Jackpot Giant on a simple €4 bet, but this isn’t an uncommon occurrence for Playtech’s progressive jackpots.

Playtech offers 70 different progressive jackpot slots and in 2015 alone, these slots paid out an average of 695 wins each day. In fact, another record-breaking jackpot was paid out to a lucky punter in 2012 when he won a life-changing sum of €8.15 million while playing Beach Life.

Surprised winner

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, has been a loyal Gala Bingo client for more than 3 years. In a refreshing turn of events, the punter is said to have gone back to her day job at a local library in Scotland the very next day. The lucky librarian commented on her big win saying, “I picked up my mobile and started playing while I was watching TV. Minutes later I saw a huge string of numbers coming up and realised I’d hit the jackpot. I was simply blown away and couldn’t believe I’d won. It’s still sinking in and my family and I are still in a complete state of shock.”

Playtech is one of the largest online casino suppliers in the world and they revel in the big wins landed by those who play their games. 

The Brand Director at Gala Coral Interactive, Alison Digges, shared the company’s delight at the win. “This is our biggest ever jackpot win on Gala Bingo by far and we’re delighted one of our many loyal players has claimed the prize. Jackpot Giant is one of our most popular progressive games and we can’t wait for yet more winners.”