Wakefield chicken farm worker scoops £1.3 million on online casino slot machine
A Wakefield chicken farm worker has won £1.3 million from an online casino game - after originally thinking he had only pocketed £1,300.
Sean Ward, 35, became a millionaire after a £2 spin on the Betfair slot game, Dynamite Riches, and after realising the magnitude of his win, immediately celebrated with champagne and cigars.
He is now planning two huge holidays when travel restrictions ease, firstly taking his fiancé and two young children to Disneyland before arranging a fishing trip to Thailand with his friends.
Generous Sean’s plans for the windfall don’t stop there either, as he’s going to invest in new kits and a full sponsorship for his local grassroots team, whilst also getting a box at his beloved Preston North End next season for him and his match-going mates.
Sean, who is from Lancashire, said: “After working at the chicken farm I was back at my digs with a workmate who I live with and I decided to have a few spins on Betfair Casino.
"I landed the jackpot and showed my phone to my mate to check – he thought it was £1,300 but I told him he’d need to add a few zeros.
"I was in complete shock so had to look at the balance a few times and it still hasn't sunk in - it's the most surreal moment of my life.
"Just like Rodney once famously said to Del Boy - £1.3 million - not bad for a day's work!
"We celebrated with cigars and champagne and once restrictions ease, I'm looking forward to celebrating the big win with my nearest and dearest to give them a holiday experience they'll never forget.
"After that, I'm keen to invest in my local football team and I'll make sure we've got brand spanking new kits for when we're allowed to play again."
Sam Rosbottom from Betfair said: “We’re delighted for Sean and couldn’t be happier to pay out such a large amount of money.
"Since his big day, we’ve been in touch to help Sean with his withdrawal and to deliver his big win education, where we discuss the importance of controlling play, applying safer gambling tools, and coming to terms with a sum like £1.3 million, which sounds like it’s going to be well-spent."