nternational Game Technology (IGT) announced Wednesday that its omnichannel Powerbucks Slots awarded back-to-back jackpots worth millions in January.
Within hours of each other, two lucky online slots players won a combined total of more than CA$2.5 million (USD 1.98M) in top prizes playing Wheel of Fortune Exotic Far East on Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s OLG.ca.
On January 20, the first online Powerbucks slots player won CA$1,582,205 and a few hours later, another player hit the jackpot for CA$1,002,272.
“These back-to-back jackpot wins are unprecedented for IGT’s Powerbucks link, and the fact that these two players won playing the same game in the same online casino adds to the excitement,” said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President Canada, South and Central America. “Since going live in Ontario a little over a year ago, IGT’s award-winning Powerbucks link has awarded six million-dollar-plus jackpots to OLG.ca players. As the world’s first omnichannel wide area progressive game, Powerbucks continues to engage online players, build significant jackpot liquidity and deliver big wins to players throughout Canada.”
“It’s thrilling for us to be able to say OLG.ca players have won many prizes including these life-changing jackpots with IGT’s Powerbucks progressive,” said Wilma Chan, OLG Vice President of Product Management. “As Ontario’s only regulated online casino, we are proud OLG.ca offers a wide range of exciting games with industry-leading customer processes such as play limits, where all proceeds benefit Ontario.”
IGT’s Powerbucks links the jackpot prize pool between gaming machines found in casinos with games available on mobile devices and desktop computers. Powerbucks slots have paid 24 jackpots of $1 million or more since its Canadian debut in 2016.