Civil Servant Who Lives With His Mum Bet Just 90p…And Ended Up Winning £2.6m
By Jane Ambers for 123Casino, 08 December 2016
A civil servant from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, who bet just 90p at an online casino completely transformed his life by winning £2.6m.
David Robson, who still lived with his parents at their council flat, couldn’t believe his luck when he became one of the latest Sky Vegas casino winners. He’d been trying to occupy a spare 30 minutes, but ended up with much more than he bargained for.
The father-of-one scooped the jackpot after navigating through to a bonus round on the game Millionaire’s Club. But he admits he wasn’t really convinced that he’d won anything.
He told The Daily Mail: “I wasn’t watching the screen when I got to the final stage because the wheel spins itself and I knew I was going to win something.
“I looked away and I looked back and it had hit the jackpot.
“And there was a big blue screen saying I had won £2,642,668.61. It was absolutely unbelievable.
“I started shouting for my dad because I wanted someone to verify what I had seen on the screen.
“My mum was a bit concerned cause she thought something was wrong but I told her it might be something good.
The family then proceeded to huddle up around the screen, stunned, before David called Sky to be told it was true – and he was officially entered into the Sky Vegas casino winners Hall of Fame!
He said: “I rang my line manager and said unfortunately I wasn’t going to be around for much longer as far as work was concerned. He was quite taken aback and he couldn’t believe it when I told him the reason why.”
He added: “I’m just an ordinary guy. I have worked for the DSA since I did my A levels. I have been there for 17 years.
“I worked my way up a little bit but I just go in and do the best job that I can and then I come home. I earn my wage like everybody else.
“It is absolutely unbelievable that something like this can happen to someone like me.”
David said he won’t be splashing out on a luxury sports car but has dreams of seeing his favourite team Liverpool in luxury now that he’s one of the big Sky Vegas casino winners.
“The one thing I want would be a box at Anfield,” he said.
“I’m a big Liverpool fan and having a box there would be fantastic but there are about 25,000 people on the waiting list.”
Sky Vegas‘ head of gaming, John Parsonage, said: “This is the second time we’ve made a player a millionaire from this game and it’s the biggest ever single win at Sky Vegas and probably one of the biggest in the industry.”
Who will be next to join the ranks of the Sky Vegas casino winners?
Article by Jane Ambers, Gaming Journalist.