The Pennsylvania Lottery has set a new einstant record for the US ilottery industry after a Centre Country player scooped the progressive $1.6m prize from the Big Keystone Jackpot.
Launched in the summer of 2022, the Big Keystone Jackpot is made up of three online games supplied by Instant Win Gaming (IWG) – PA Big Cash Multiplier, PA Big Winner Spectacular, and PA Big Money Wheel.
All three games have been localised for the Pennsylvania ilottery market and all contribute to the joint prize fund, but it was on PA Big Winner Spectacular where the player struck gold this time around to secure the largest online prize ever won in US history.
“What an incredible, record-breaking jackpot win for our lucky online player,” commented Drew Svitko, Executive Director at Pennsylvania Lottery.
“Our lottery players always connect with Pennsylvania-themed games, and they love the chance to win jackpot prizes, so it’s no surprise that when these features are combined the result is very popular. We look forward to more online progressive jackpot winners.”
This year, the Pennsylvania Lottery and IWG have released a number of online lottery games that offer progressive prizes, including Jungle Tumble Jackpots and Mine Blowing Jackpots.
IWG commonly tailors the games it delivers with local themes and preferences to directly enhance engagement with lottery players.
Furthermore, IWG’s InstantJackpot module is ‘completely contained’ within the supplier’s InstantRGS (remote game server), ensuring that lotteries can launch progressive jackpot-enabled games with no development support required at the ilottery platform level.
Rhydian Fisher, IWG CEO, added: “Congratulations to the lucky winner who scooped the life-changing $1.6m prize from the Big Keystone Jackpot.
“It was exciting to watch the prize fund grow over time, ultimately setting a new eInstant record for the US ilottery industry. Most importantly, it delivered great fun to players, and served as a high impact marketing tool for the lottery to promote their einstant category.
“We look forward to offering new einstant jackpot innovations to the Pennsylvania Lottery, as well as all our lottery customers over the coming months.”