A New Jersey woman hit the largest online slots jackpot offered in the state, winning nearly $288,000 during a work conference call on Thursday.
The unidentified winner from the South Jersey town of Mantua said she "was actually on a work conference call and almost screamed out loud" when she won the prize on a $2 bet while playing the Divine Fortune game at the SugarHouse Online Casino, NorthJersey.com reported.
She had reportedly been playing with the casino since January and struck it lucky with a $287,945 payout.
The win is officially the "biggest Divine Fortune jackpot win in New Jersey history," the online casino noted in a post to Facebook.
The online casino launched in September 2016 and there have been several players since then to have won the Divine Fortune game's Mega Jackpot, NorthJersey.com noted.
The first was in May 2017 for $13,950.
The second and third were both in September for $91,680 and $46,096, according to a news release by the online casino.
Most recently, a 33-year-old Woodbridge man won $193,737 in the digital slot game in March.
"I couldn't believe I won that much money," said Anibal Lopes, a superintendent for a construction company. "I told my wife: I don't feel well. My legs are shaking. She said we need to get you to the emergency room. I told her no I'm not sick. I just won close to $194,000."
The married father of a 6-year-old boy said he wanted to save the money for his son and pay off his bills.
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