DraftKings Casino NJ Hands Out Record-Breaking Progressive Jackpot Of Nearly $2 Million

Written By Grant Lucas on April 27, 2023
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All it took was a dime for one online casino player in New Jersey to have their life changed forever.

A user of DraftKings Casino, who has yet to be identified, secured a record-breaking NJ online casinos progressive jackpot of $1.97 million while playing Extra Chilli Megaways.

On a 10-cent play.

DraftKings Casino NJ hands out largest progressive jackpot

The prize marks the largest progessive jackpot to date for DraftKings Casino NJ, upping the company’s progressive winnings payouts to over $8.7 million.

“Congratulations to our lucky player on winning DraftKings Casino’s largest jackpot to date,” Thomas Winter, DraftKings’ iGaming North America general manager, said in a press release.

“At DraftKings, we strive to offer players the most entertaining and rewarding online casino experience, and we are always thrilled when a customer wins big. This record-breaking jackpot marks our second million-dollar winner in the last two months, and we can’t wait to celebrate our next millionaire with our exclusive jackpot currently over $1.3 million.”

How NJ player turned a dime into nearly $2 million

As detailed in the press release, DraftKings became the first platform in the nation to debut cross-game genre linked progressive jackpots.

As a result, users can opt in and place an additional wager on over 100 jackpot-eligible games for a shot a life-changing prizes. Those games include slots and table games.

Progressive jackpots see their payouts increase with each play. Not only by the individual user but by customers as a whole.

Simply put: The ultimate $1.97 million user came as a result of many previous players falling short of the jackpot.

A dime turned into nearly $2 million. But, no doubt, it was a team effort to get to that record-breaking payday.

Remembering previous NJ online casinos progressive jackpot winners

This noteworthy prize comes on the heels of a big year in progressive jackpots.

In 2022, BetMGM awarded over $100 million in such prizes during the year. That includes a $2.1 million pot won via the BetMGM NJ online casino.

It was also during that time that Caesars saw a user win $1.1 million. (He then tipped out dealers $50,000.)

The year 2022 began with a $2.8 million jackpot awarded to a Golden Nuget AC player.

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Grant Lucas is a longtime sportswriter who has covered high school, collegiate, and professional levels. A graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville, Grant now focuses his attention on the growing NJ online gambling and sports betting scene.

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