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March 22, 2013 06:33 ET

Melon Madness Winner Scoops Whopping $7.5m! Jackpot Record Smashed

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One lucky winner made history this weekend, scooping the biggest jackpot ever recorded on the site - a whopping $7,525,851!

The winner, an amateur poker player, was attempting to qualify for the Montreal World Poker Tour event on when he caught sight of the Melon Madness jackpot slot game on On a whim, he decided to play on the five-reel, thirty-line slot and in an instant he hit the $7,525,851.86 jackpot with only a $3 bet!

The 46 year-old said he was stunned by his win commenting: "Two years ago I left my job after 23 years and decided to try my hand at poker. I was trying to win a seat to the WPT on PartyPoker, I had $21 left over after registering for the tournament and thought I would try my luck on their sister site PartyCasino. I was thinking maybe I could double up and register for another poker tournament. After a couple of spins, I hit the big one! The pop up on the screen was saying I won over 7 MILLION! I thought to myself, wow, it took me 2 years to realize that I'm a mediocre poker player and only 2 or 3 spins to realize that I'm really, really good at slots! Thank you PartyCasino!"

This single win would put the amateur poker player and married father of three in 12th place on the all-time list of World Series of Poker money winners - or to put it another way, outstrip poker legend Phil Ivey's entire WSOP career winnings!

To put the win into perspective, here's what you could buy with $7.5 million:

  • 3 Bugatti® Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse sports cars
  • 9 houses on the same street as Jimmy Choo® co-founder Tamara Mellon
  • 37.5 trips to space
  • 75 seats to the WPT® World Championship Super High Roller poker tournament
  • 100 private performances of Cantaloupe Island by Herbie Hancock
  • 300 nights in the Palms Casino Resort Penthouse, Las Vegas
  • 1,670,378 copies of Madness's Greatest Hits
  • 2,500,000 watermelons - now that really is Melon Madness!

This awesome $7.5 million jackpot breaks the previous record of $4,978,336 which was won in December 2009 and brings the total number of made dollar millionaires to twenty-two.

PartyCasino pays the best jackpots online. 'The Big One Colossal Cash' jackpot has been instantly replenished and can be won by playing Melon Madness and other entertaining games such as Going Nuts, Snow Business and Loot'EnKhamun. The jackpot is already at more than $1.5 million, and growing by the second. New customers can currently get a bonus of 100% extra, up to $750, on the sum of their first four deposits. Visit for further terms and details.

About PartyCasino is the world's largest online casino, with 160 games on offer including many of the classic casino games such as blackjack, roulette and a broad variety of slot machines. Players now also have the option of playing PartyCasino on their mobiles or tablet devices at is operated by digital entertainment plc (LSE:BPTY), the global online gaming company. commands leading market positions in each of its four key product verticals: online sports betting, poker, casino and bingo with some of the world's biggest online gaming brands including bwin,, and Foxy Bingo. The Group's scale, technology and strong portfolio of games collectively differentiate its customer offer from those of its competitors. is a constituent member of the FTSE 250 Index and the FTSE4Good Index Series, which identifies companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. For more information about, visit:

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