Aberdeenshire cod fisherman wins £5.4m on Hall of Gods at
An Aberdeenshire fisherman has won the biggest-ever payout from an online gambling site – after initially bidding just 20p.
The married father-of-one pocketed a total of £5.4m on the Hall of Gods game at’s online casino after winning a progressive jackpot.
The winner, who has not been named, said: “There’s no need to ask how I’m feeling — yahoo should answer that.
“When I won, the first person I told was my wife. She was as shocked as I was. I can only compare the feeling of winning as equal, but different, from the day I saw my son born.
“I guess we all chase the dream and winning the biggest-ever UK online jackpot has been a dream come true for me and my family as it will change our lives — we have no worries about the future now.”
The deep sea fisherman said he had previously played other games onand was tempted by the big jackpots to play the casino slots, but never thought he could win such a large amount.
He will take time to decide what he will do with the money but says he will give some to charity and will continue to work as a fisherman because otherwise, he said, he would miss it too much.
His win has come six months after anothermember landed £4.5m playing at an online casino.
Andrew Dymock, head of eGaming at BetVictor said: “I couldn’t be happier for one of our most loyal of Scottish customers to pick up this fantastic jackpot and it was a pleasure to congratulate him after his win.
“This jackpot is the biggest single win BetVictor has ever paid out and we are delighted to say that we’ve paid out £10m to two lucky BetVictor players in the last six months.”