County Durham man Scott Clydesdale becomes millionaire - after betting Â£1 with Sky Vegas
A man from Durham turned Â£1 into Â£1.6 million in less than 23 minutes this week - by playing a slot game.
Scott Clydesdale, 40, a builder from Spennymoor, was using a Â£20 Sky Vegas bonus when he struck gold, turning Â£1 into Â£1,627,168 with just 125 spins.
Scott became the third Sky Vegas millionaire this year, following similar successes from Emma, a nurse from Stockton Tees, who won from a 20p spin, and Kristian De Moura Portugal from Hemel Hempstead.
With a national average salary of Â£26,500 it would take more than 60 years for the typical person to earn the figure Scott landed in his 23 minutes of magic.
Scott was presented with a cheque for Â£1.6m and limited-edition Sky Vegas millionaire champagne at the Redworth Hall Hotel, Durham.
He said: “When you see it on the screen, your heart’s telling you that you’ve won it but your head’s saying something’s going to go wrong.
“I’m a bit cynical and never thought that a real person won the big jackpots. Obviously now I know it’s real.
“I’m due to get married next year so this is going to help a great deal with that and we’re going to Florida.
“I’ve never had a holiday before – I’ve not got a passport. I’m a big darts fan and love watching Peter Wright so this win will allow me follow that more closely.”
Sarah Hackett, speaking on behalf of Sky Vegas, said: “Massive congratulations to Scott on picking up the Â£1.6 million jackpot and joining an exclusive club of Sky Vegas millionaires.
“In July, over Â£250,000 was won every hour at Sky Vegas, with Â£5,000 won every single minute.
“We have new games to play and jackpots in excess of a million waiting to be won as we speak, so it’s only a matter of time until we change somebody else’s life for good.”