Latest News | 11 Jan 2021 | By Sun International
GrandWest's lucky dragon slayer
Mythology, lucky numbers and lady luck recently bestowed their favour on one lucky punter at GrandWest.
According to Chinese mythology, dragons are powerful, noble and auspicious creatures symbolising luck. For at least one GrandWest patron, this turned out to be true.
Although her favourite slots games are Sirens and Pompeii, in October 2020 she was drawn to Mighty Cash, a game involving Chinese dragons. “There are only three of these machines at GrandWest all lined up next to each other. They looked interesting, so I decided to play one of them,” she said.
It was a fortuitous choice as after three or four hours of play, she hit the jackpot and won R1.167 million. “I shouted out to my friends who were playing on the other side of the bank.
“Staff and my friends came running over, and the GSA checked and certified my win. I can honestly say that everyone was happy for me and just as excited as I was.”
But the Dragons still had a bit more treasure to deliver. Returning to GrandWest the following week, she decided to play at the second of the three Dragon machines. This time, she won over R245 000. The following day she played on the third dragon machine and won just under R235 000.
Her winning streak didn’t end there. A week later, the lucky patron felt it was time to return to Pompeii. This time she won R400 000. But luck clearly runs in threes for her because over the next 10 days, she won an additional R565 000 and a further R228 000.
Despite her lucky encounter with the dragons, Sirens and Pompeii still remain her favourite games. She also enjoys playing Baccarat.
Asked what she will do with the money, the MVG member said she will use her winnings for good. “I can’t stand begging so I don’t talk about my wins, which allows me to react to people whose needs touch me. For example, I’ve used part of my winnings to pay for someone’s medical bills and rent. I also keep money on me to give to homeless people.
“I’ll also use some of the money to buy wool since my personal pleasure is crocheting beanies and blankets.”
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