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Canada – IGT awards CA$3.2m in jackpots on Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune

By - 16 June 2020

International Game Technology has awarded a CA$2,256,578 jackpot on its Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune Exotic Far East slots game by an Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) PlayOLG.ca player on May 26, 2020. The colossal win marks the largest jackpot ever won from IGT’s Powerbucks omnichannel progressive link for Canada.

Just three days later, on May 29, 2020, a second PlayOLG online slots player won a CA$1,015,561 jackpot while playing Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway.

These two jackpots combine for more than CA$3.2m in top prize wins for PlayOLG.ca slot players via IGT’s award-winning Powerbucks link in just three days.

“OLG introduced IGT’s Powerbucks game several months ago and our players were drawn to its exciting opportunity to win life-changing jackpots at any bet level,” said Kim Clark, OLG Vice President of Product Management. “It’s thrilling for us to be able to say OLG players have won some great prizes, including the highest-ever Powerbucks jackpot.”

“Despite the temporary closure of casinos in Canada, IGT’s Powerbucks has continued to engage online players, build significant jackpot liquidity and deliver big wins such as the record-setting CA$2.2 million jackpot awarded on OLG’s online casino,” said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President, Canada. “IGT Powerbucks’ omnichannel availability has fueled its reputation as a growth-driving solution for Canada that delivers on its millionaire-making promise.”

Powerbucks is the world’s first omnichannel wide area progressive game that links the jackpot prize pool between gaming machines found in casinos with games available on mobile devices and desktop computers. IGT’s Powerbucks has delivered some of the largest slot jackpots in Canada. Since making its Canadian debut in 2016, Powerbucks has paid 17 jackpots of a million dollars or more.

PlayOLG.ca, the only online gaming site regulated in Ontario, features a wide range of interactive casino-style games, including a variety of IGT games, such as Powerbucks and lottery ticket offerings. PlayOLG also provides customers with education on how to play safe and responsibly, including providing useful PlaySmart tools to help customers establish time and money limits to better manage their play.

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