Shortly after midnight on August 20, 2022, Shelley Araki was playing her last few spins on a Powerbucks progressive slot machine at Elements Casino in Surrey, British Columbia when the lights started flashing. Initially, she was excited at the prospect of having won what she believed was $100 but, when she looked up, realised that she had won the progressive jackpot of $1,157,664.03. According to a press release, she said, ‘I didn’t believe it at first. I kept thinking, ‘Really? Is this happening to me?’
According to the B.C. Lottery Corporation, the odds against winning the progressive jackpot on a Powerbucks slot machine for a $3 stake, as Araki did, are approximately 25,000,000/1. Asked how she felt about defying such astronomical odds, Araki recalled that she once dreamt of winning the lottery. She said, ‘It’s a dream come true. It’s life changing. I’ve worked hard my whole life and now I don’t have to worry. With retirement fast approaching, Araki added that her windfall would allow her to spend more time with her family and invest in the financial future of her grandchildren.
Powerbucks is a progressive pool jackpot linked though slot machines in various locations, on- and offline, throughout the Canadian provinces, including British Columbia, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and Quebec. The minimum stake is $0.50 and, while stakes between $0.50 and £2.99 qualify to win a static $1,000,000 jackpot, a minimum stake of $3 is required to win the progressive jackpot, which starts at $1,000,000 and grows as each bet is placed across the network.
You can score some big wins with NetEnt’s Super Striker, a video slot that features three reels, three rows, and medium to high volatility. A Bet Slip feature, a Golden Multiplier feature, and multi-level Free Spins are all features included in the game. You can earn an instant win during the main game by striking a golden scatter. The Free Spins feature will activate once you land 3 Scatters with increasing multipliers. There is a hit frequency of 14.00% and a return to player of 96.04% to 96.93% on Super Striker.
Super Striker Slot Bonus Features
The Football and golden Scatter symbols are the two Scatter symbols found in Super Striker. Players are rewarded with an instant win when the Golden symbol appears anywhere on the reels.
Whenever 3 Football Scatter symbols appear on a reel, or when 1 Golden Scatter symbol appears along with 2 Football Scatter symbols, the Free Spins feature is triggered. The Golden Football Scatter appears only during the Super Strikers Free Spins feature, where there are five levels with increasing multipliers. Super Striker’s scatter symbols are assigned a multiplier of 1x to 50x depending on their position on the reels. To advance to the next level, you need to fill the reel with Golden Scatters. The Multipliers you get from the Golden Football scatters increase each time you advance to the next level.
As you spin the reels and a selected symbol lands, the Bet Slip feature records the number of times you bet on it. You must select a symbol, and then choose the number of free spins you’d like between 10, 25, 50, or 100 free spins.
5000x your stake is the maximum payout for every Free Spin on Super Striker which is a medium to high variance slot. In terms of graphics and features, NetEnt’s Football slot surpasses many of the other Football slots available.