For the second time in a week, an online gamer from New Jersey hit the jackpot on playsugarhouse.com.

An unidentified woman from Marlboro, Monmouth County, won $61,266 playing the jackpot game Divine Fortune. She said she "couldn't believe it" after spending $10 and five minutes on the site.

“You never think this is going to happen to you but I’m proof it does," the eighth-grade teacher reportedly told the site's public relations spokesperson. "I was working out at my house this morning, listening to music and playing on my cell phone when I hit the jackpot. I was so shocked I almost fell off the treadmill.” 

On March 26, Anibal Lopes, a 33 year-old construction superintendent from Avenel, Middlesex County, won $193,737 playing the same online game. Lopes' win was the largest payout since playsugarhouse.com entered the iGaming market in New Jersey in September 2016.

"We are very happy for this latest winner that comes just one week after we had our biggest jackpot win since launching playsugarhouse.com a year and a half ago,” said Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive, the site's operator. “This is good for us and for the entire online gaming industry, showing that it is possible to win life-changing amounts online."

According to a press release about the win, this is the fifth time Divine Fortune, a video slot game set in the days of ancient Greece, has hit Mega Jackpots for playsugarhouse.com players. The first was in May 2017 for $13,950. The second and third were both in September 2017 for $91,680 and $46,096.  

Staff Writer

I cover Atlantic City government and the casino industry since joining The Press in early 2018. I formerly worked as a politics & government reporter for NJ Herald and received the First Amendment: Art Weissman Memorial NJPA Award two years in a row.

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