Jackpot well worth long wait
A TOWNSVILLE woman has turned $ 1 into almost $ 300,000 after claiming a nine- year- old casino jackpot on Thursday night.
The 23- year- old claimed $ 283,997.50 after winning the Caribbean Stud jackpot at The Ville Resort- Casino, which was last won in August 2008.
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she was still pinching herself about the win and could not believe her luck.
Ville Resort- Casino CEO Michael Jones said he was thrilled the jackpot went to a local and imagined it would be a life- changing moment for the young woman.
“The casino is going troppo today to celebrate with pina coladas and Caribbean theming,” he said. “We want to celebrate this win, as that’s what we are all about.”
Caribbean Stud is a form of poker that is played against the house and to win the jackpot players need to get a royal flush hand and, at the same time, have a $ 1 bet against the jackpot amount at the time.
This is the largest Caribbean Jackpot amount the casino has ever given away.