NEWS: Microgaming Poker Network’s progressive Sit ‘n Go ‘Fish Party’ jackpot game dropped its massive €317,849.78 prize last Wednesday. This was the 22nd time the jackpot dropped cash on poker players from Microgaming’s partner sites since it launched in July 2016.
But this was its biggest ever prize which has been split between three online poker players using the aliases SipsCommin, who took the top spot and the largest portion of the prize pool worth €158,924.89. Player Check_Norris came second and pocketed €95,354.93 while ‘grndonlck’ had to settle for third place and €63,569.96.
Snake in the grass is a pain in the ‘dam
The funniest story of the week comes from Holland where a woman tried to enter a casino with a giant snake in her bag. The discovery was made by door staff who checked her baggage as she attempted to enter the venue and cash in a winning slot ticket. After the police were called it was explained she was an artist who was taking her snake to a live performance and had stopped off at the casino as she was in need of some cash.
Snakes Not Welcome! Photo: Politie Amsterdam Centrum-Jordaan/Facebook
Amsterdam Centrum-Jordaan police, who eventually instructed her to immediately return home with her pet, later reported on Facebook: “At the bag check a woman appeared to be carrying something very strange with her. She had a huge snake in her bag! Not really something to walk around in public with in the evening hours.”
It’s a Stateside Lotto frenzy
America is in a Lotto frenzy with two jackpots expected to surpass $2.2 billion this week. The Mega Millions jackpot, next drawn on Tuesday is expected to reach $1.6 billion while Wednesday’s Powerball lotto prize is predicted to surpass $620 million.
Your chance of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is pretty dismal though, it has been calculated at 1-in-302.6 million. The odds of you landing the Powerball jackpot are 1-in-292 million. The Mega Millions jackpot prize is set to go down in history as the biggest Lotto prize in history. The previous record was $1.58 million on the Powerball game, it was shared by three players in January 2016.