The end of May proved to be extremely lucky for two Ontario online slots players. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) runs the PlayOLG.ca online gambling site for the Canadian province.
Last month, one jackpot hit for CA $2,256,578 on May 26. That was followed by a second jackpot of CA $1,015,561 just three days later on May 29.
The winning games are both connected to International Game Technology (IGT). That is the gaming company behind the Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune progressive slot jackpot network. The first win was on the Wheel of Fortune Exotic Far East progressive slot. This was the biggest jackpot ever as part of IGT’s Powerbucks progressive link for Canada.
The next big hit was came on Wheel of Fortune’s Hawaiian Getaway. The combined CA $3.2 million payout is part of 17 overall jackpots of a million dollars or more that IGT has paid out since first launching its progressive slots on PlayOLG.ca in 2016.
Powerbucks is the world’s first omnichannel progressive slot game that links actual land-based casino slots with online play on desktops, laptops and mobile devices. This is why IGT has paid out some of the largest slot jackpots in Canada.
Over the past 31 days, the online site is advertising that a record breaking CA $5.3 million has been paid out in progressive jackpots overall.
PlayOLG.ca is the only regulated online gaming site in Ontario. The site offers real money gambling on lotteries, instant scratch offs and online casino games.
Combined, there are eight different progressive jackpot games open to Ontario online gamblers. Along with the two Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune titles, there are five MegaJackpot progressive slots. A few of those titles include:
- MegaJackpots Siberian Storm
- MegaJackpots Wolf Run
- MegaJackpots Golden Goddess
The newest addition to this collection is MegaJackpots Wheel of Fortune On Air. By offering big-win potential with any of these progressive network’s games, this has become one of the most popular online betting attractions available on the Ontario site.
Running jackpots are normally in the high six-digit range to low seven-digit figures. Described in the gaming industry as life-changing jackpots, it is easy to see why progressive network jackpots are so popular with avid online slot players.
David Flinn is the IGT Regional Vice President. He was recently quoted on the company website IGT.com as saying:
Despite the temporary closure of casinos in Canada, IGT’s Powerbucks has continued to engage 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.
He went on the add:
IGT Powerbucks’ omnichannel availability has fueled its reputation as a growth-driving solution for Canada that delivers on its millionaire-making promise.
PlayOLG.ca advertises even bigger grand prizes as part of its online lottery section. The two main options are Lotto MAX and Lotto 649. Heading into the final week of June, the top prize for Lotto MAX was CA $10 million. It increased to CA $16 million for Lotto 649.