Jack­pot well worth long wait

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - RACHEL RI­LEY

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.

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