The big games really do come in the lottery sit & go (LSNG) games that are becoming so popular across the online poker landscape in recent years, as three Italian players recently found out on 888poker. The two women and one man sat down for a $1 BLAST game, and the $1 million prize pool came up!
Everyone dreams of the big prize when they sit down for a LSNG game, but it never seems to happen. Most players have to be satisfied with the odd 10x prize pool to soothe their nerves. But that all changed for three Italian players when they spun up a $1 million prize pool in a $1 BLAST game.
As it turned out, the three players in the game, “ilaria200651”, “ele76m”, and “Adria74”, were majority female and it was the man who went out first. “Adria74” went down in 3rd place, but still picked up a cool $100,000 for his efforts.
That left the two ladies battling it out for the huge prizes. Even second place wouldn’t leave the game too unhappy, with $200,000 in their pocket, but the $700,000 top prize was on both woman’s minds.
In the end, it was “ele76m” who had to settle for the $200k consolation prize while “ilaria200651” won $700,000 for a few minutes work.
Life Changing Money
The winner, identified as A.M., a 54-year-old from Mentana, was understandably excited when they hit the $1 million. “I started screaming, so much so that my son got scared. I couldn’t believe it!” she said about the moment the big score came up.
$700,000 is a life-changing sum of money for most people, but A.M. seemed mostly unfazed by it. “We are a family of workers, and we will continue to work. But, at least, now we can realize our dreams.”
“We have four children; the eldest is 35, the youngest, 15. So, it’s important for us to give them everything they need – to send the youngest to a good university and to help the eldest with the house loan. And we can have a bigger house now, too.”
It was a huge win for all three players involved. Second place finisher E.M., from Civita Castellana (Viterbo) said she planned to renovate her house with the winnings.
For the rest of the poker world, its a reminder that even tiny probabilities come through eventually. Stories like these provide hope that the $1 million jackpot is just around the next corner. Read all about the amazing game at 888poker Magazine.