Published on April 11, 2014 in Big Winners

A British woman known as “Patricia” is now £18,000 richer thanks to a well-placed 40p bet that proved to be a winner on the Fort Knox progressive jackpot slots game.

The woman, who hails from the UK's Northampton region, had spent a few pounds on the game before she became the latest big casino jackpot winner.

“We are thrilled to see Patricia win the jackpot. The new government law allows us to offer gamers the exciting chance to win a higher cash prize,” said casino manager David Stratford.

Stratford was referring to the UK's Gambling Act of 2005, which went into effect about three months ago. This new legislation allows casinos to offer higher progressive jackpots, which grow as more and more players place their bets on the game.

Patricia's win of £18,265.49 marks the highest progressive jackpot win since the UK Gambling Commission's new legislation went into effect.

The game that this lucky winner was playing, Fort Knox, accepts bets of 20p and up. The progressive jackpot payouts total between £4,000 and £20,000.

Prior to this win, another anonymous winner took home a generous jackpot of £18,096 while playing at the Hippodrome Casino in London.

There are lots of online progressive jackpots available to players who opt to take their gaming to the web – just ask one of the many online casino jackpot winners! With incredible graphics and winnings that can total tens of thousands or more, players can enjoy all the fun of a casino from the comfort of home (or any other location with a wifi connection!)