New Jersey Site Pays $1.3M Online Slots Jackpot

An online slots player hit a $1.3 million jackpot playing slots online. It’s the largest slot jackpot hit in New Jersey this year for both online and brick-and-mortar casinos.

A Morris County woman has won a .3 million online slots jackpot, New Jersey’s largest Internet gambling jackpot ever and the largest slots jackpot in the state this year.

Cathy Ruela was playing the “Millionaire Genie” game on the site on November 6 when the genie on her computer screen broke open the chains on a treasure chest and a box popped up, announcing she had won a jackpot of more than $1.3 million, Harrah’s said in a press release.

“I’d always play $20 here, $20 there,” she said. “I was betting and betting, and all of a sudden I hit the jackpot. It was pretty amazing. It was late at night. The $1.3 million amount came to what I had won; I was trying to read the decimal point, but the number was too big to fit. I called my husband and said, ‘What does 1, 3, 3, 4, 6, 4, 1 mean?’ He said, ‘You won more than a million dollars!’ ”

Ruela’s jackpot was the first seven-figure online prize in New Jersey, and the third-largest prize won by a gambler in the state this year, including online and land-based casinos, Harrah’s said.