With summer drawing to a close, many people are making their final trips to the beach. But none of those last minute holidays are likely to be nearly as rewarding as the Beach Life slot machine was for one lucky player this past week. A player known only as Matt C. won a prize of just over £1.5 million at the end of August, becoming just the latest winner of that’s game’s massive progressive jackpot.
While no personal details about Matt C. have been released, we do know a little about the lucky winner. Matt is a player at Bet365 Casino, where he joined a little less than a year ago. While Matt is mainly a sports bettor, he has also regularly played progressive jackpot slots – a method of play that is certainly paying off for him now.
Matt told Bet365 that, so far, he had only shared the news of his win with his wife, and that the jackpot win had yet to truly sink in. His plans for the money include investing in property and other products, as well as planning to purchase a Ferrari. While he didn’t specify whether part of the money would go toward a holiday excursion, it’s hard to imagine he wouldn’t be tempted to live a little bit of the beach life in honor of the machine that made his big win possible.
If you’re not familiar with the Beach Life game, it is a progressive slot machine that’s currently available at all Playtech-powered casinos. The game is a 20-line machine with five reels. Players can only play one coin on each line, and – to keep the progressive play fair for players from all around the world – each coin costs exactly $0.25. This means that you’ll need to play $5 per spin (about £3.1) if you want to play all 20 lines.
The object of the game, of course, is to match symbols from left to right across those paylines you’ve activated. The symbols all represent things you might see at the beach on a hot summer day, starting with some delectable snacks, like ice cream treats. There are also surfers, sunbathing women and scuba divers. If you want to win bigger, you can try to match the scatter symbols – sandcastles – as hitting two or more anywhere on the reels will result in winning a prize equal to as much as 500 times your spin bet. There’s also a bonus game that can be triggered if you hit three or more treasure chest symbols.
Just like on a real beach trip, you’ll want to keep a close eye on the sun. The sun symbol acts as this game’s wild, but can also record wins on its own if you should match two or more in a row. Match five, and you’ll win an incredible 100,000 coins – the equivalent of $25,000, or more than £15,000. Finally, hit that combination on the 20th payline, and you’ll win the Beach Life progressive jackpot!
At the moment, the Beach Life jackpot is only about $170,000 since it was hit so recently, but it is growing quick. To take a shot at winning it yourself, visit any Playtech casino site, or for another beach-themed slot game check out NetEnt’s new Beach slot game.