PlayNow.com Winner Collects Manitoba’s Largest Ever Slot Jackpot
First $1 Million Powerbucks™ Winner in Province
Winnipegger Kamalita Ketler hit Manitoba’s largest ever slot jackpot while playing Powerbucks™ online at PlayNow.com this October 1. As Ketler prepared to collect her $1 million cheque today at Club Regent Casino, she said she was flooded by emotions immediately following her win.
“I was shocked and surprised, but happy too,” said Ketler. “My heart was beating a mile a minute because it seemed too good to be true. The funny thing is I was hoping to win the $500 prize. I never thought I would win a prize with so many zeros.”
Ketler, who won the jackpot while playing at home on her iPad Mini, later called PlayNow.com Customer Support to verify the win.
“The PlayNow.com representative asked me if I was sitting down. He then told me, ‘30 seconds ago a million dollars was put into your PlayNow.com player account.’”
“It still seems unreal,” said Ketler. “This is an amazing life-altering experience. My family and I want to take some time to let it sink in before making any big decisions. We’ll probably take a trip in the next year.”
Powerbucks™ is Canada’s first multijurisdictional and multiplatform slots game — meaning players from brick-and-mortar casinos and online casinos across multiple provinces are competing for jackpots.
Powerbucks™ is currently available in Manitoba, B.C. and Quebec.
In Manitoba, Powerbucks™ is available on PowerHits slot machines at Winnipeg’s Club Regent Casino, McPhillips Station Casino, and the Shark Club Gaming Centre as well as online at PlayNow.com.
Until Ketler’s $1 million Powerbucks™ win, the largest slot prize ever awarded in Manitoba was $566,135. That win was on the Fountain of Fortune slot machine at McPhillips Station Casino in December 2014.
PlayNow.com is Manitoba’s only legal, regulated gambling website, operated by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. For more information on Powerbucks™, visit PlayNow.com/powerbucks.
Available for download:
- Powerbucks winners list & FAQs
- Winner's story: Kamalita Ketler
- Full size image of Kamalita accepting her prize