British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), the state-owned Canadian lottery and gaming operator, has announced that its online gambling website, PlayNow.com, has made one man a lot richer.
The man in question is named Paul Willie from Port Hardy in British Columbia, who was on a road trip in the region. While spending the night at a hotel in Nanaimo, the lucky man decided to play the MegaJackpots Wolf Run slots game on PlayNow.com, the online platform operated by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.
At some point the game indicated he’d triggered a jackpot win, and Paul Willie just couldn’t believe his eyes. “I wasn’t quite sure what to think. I pressed the screen off and on again,” the lucky player said. “I thought it was a hoax!”
The total amount the man won is 588,376.64 Canadian dollars, and the sum will be released to him as soon as it is verified by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation and PlayNow.com.
Speaking of PlayNow.com, the online casino has finally been made available in Saskatchewan as the province officially opened its regulated market. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation launched PlayNow.com in Saskatchewan in November in partnership with the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA), and the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation (SaskGaming).