October 19, 2023
HALIFAX (N.S.) – Charmen Patten of Halifax N.S. is $807,998 richer after winning the progressive jackpot on MegaJackpots Golden Goddess, an online Casino game offered on alc.ca.
Patten is a regular lottery player and typically purchases tickets for draw games on alc.ca.
“I deposited some money and bought my tickets for the draw games, and my fiancé was away so I was bored,” Patten said. “I had a little bit of change left in my account, so I thought I would play some games.”
Patten decided to try a game she had never played before, MegaJackpots Golden Goddess.
“It said, ‘Congratulations, you won the jackpot,’ and I wasn’t really sure exactly how much I won, but it was late, so I went to bed not knowing if I won something big or not,” Patten said. “I called the next day and had to wait for a call back, but when they told me the amount I won, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, are you kidding me? I won $800,000?’”
Patten won her $807,998 progressive prize with a wager of just $2.
Every wager on MegaJackpots Golden Goddess offers a chance to win the progressive jackpot, but every spin that doesn’t win the top prize has a chance to win again with a behind-the-scenes Second Chance draw. Patten won the $807,998 jackpot thanks to the Second Chance draw.
Patten, a registered nurse, said she is passionate about her work and that retirement never crossed her mind following her big win. She even intends to use part of her prize money to do something kind for the nurses in her unit.
Other plans for her winnings include helping her family, designing new bedrooms for her twin granddaughters, and possibly purchasing the new Range Rover that she has on her vision board.
Patten is a breast cancer survivor and also intends on helping a local organization that supported her during her cancer journey.
“It was very exciting for me, lifechanging obviously,” Patten said. “I really thought New Brunswick and Newfoundland had all the winners, but now I see, Nova Scotia wins!”
Patten played MegaJackpots Golden Goddess on alc.ca. Atlantic Lottery is the only 100 per cent legal and government-regulated provider of online gambling and sports-betting products in Atlantic Canada.
Atlantic Lottery Public Relations Strategist
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