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DraftKings West Virginia Progressive Jackpot Pays Out $1.1 Million

Written By J.R. Duren on May 30, 2023
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Imagine turning 20 cents into more than $1 million.

That’s exactly what happened recently when two gamblers won a combined $1.12 million in progressive jackpot wins on West Virginia’s DraftKings Casino via 10-cent bets. The wins came via DraftKings Jackpots, a network of games that feed into one giant progressive jackpot.

DraftKings online gambling North America General Manager Thomas Winter said in a company press release:

“As a leading iGaming operator in the US, DraftKings is always looking at ways to engage with our players and provide them with a first-class online gaming entertainment experience. Expanding our Jackpots product to West Virginia does exactly that.

Offerings like our progressive jackpot enhance the customer experience and make DraftKings Casino the preferred place to play. Congratulations to our latest jackpot winners, and we look forward to more big wins like this in the future.”

A novel approach to progressive jackpots led to big wins

This past October, DraftKings expanded its progressive jackpots to include multiple types of games. In general, progressives tend to stay within a game genre. For example, slot machines usually feed into a progressive jackpot built up by other slot machines.

However, DraftKings linked its online casino progressive jackpot to more than 90 games, including slots, blackjack, and roulette.

With so many games feeding into one jackpot, the jackpot balance grows quicker, giving West Virginia online casino customers a chance to win big money from small bets.

And that’s what transpired earlier this month. One bettor took home a $670,063.50 jackpot with a 10-cent bet on 5 Treasures. The other big winner won a $453,031.65 progressive jackpot with a 10-cent bet on Ultra Blazing Gire Link.

DraftKings progressive pots available in multiple states

DraftKings Casino offers its network of progressive Jackpots games in five states:

  1. Connecticut
  2. Michigan
  3. New Jersey
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. West Virginia

As of this month, the biggest progressive jackpot balance on record came in New Jersey, when the progressive pot surged to $2.4 million and beyond.

That record came less than a month after a bettor in New Jersey won a $1.97 million progressive jackpot playing a 10-cent bet on Extra Chilli Megaways. At the time, it was the biggest DraftKings online casino jackpot since the company launched cross-genre progressives in late 2022.

Cross-genre progressives are part of an overall online gambling strategy that seems to be working. In DraftKings’ Q1 2023 shareholders letter, the company estimated its online casino sites had the largest gross gaming revenue share in the country in Q1, representing 26% of the market.

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J.R. Duren has covered the gambling beats for more than a dozen states for Catena Media since 2015. His past reporting experience includes two years at the Villages Daily Sun, and he is a first-place winner at the Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest.

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