$1 Million Spin & Go Hits Twice More at PokerStars

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05:24
20 Jan

A $5 buy-in resulted in $1 million payouts for two more PokerStars players at the Spin & Go tables over the weekend, bringing the total of instant millionaires to three over the last seven days.

The Czech Republic's 'Tornádo111' was a Spin & Go $1 million winner on Saturday, January 17 when he connected for a straight on the river over 'RusGreen,' who was leading with a pair of bullets after the turn. Prior to catching the straight, 'Tornádo111' eliminated his other foe, 'newann,' in the 3-player match. Both losing players received $100,000.

On Sunday, January 18, the 10 million to 3 odds of playing for a million-dollar first place prize struck again at PokerStars. The winner was Canadian 'anushan_2323,' who first disposed of 'jukebox72' from Germany when his A-10 held up against A-8. Several hands later, Sweden's 'ChipsMongot' aimed for the $1 million prize with pocket eights, but was eliminated by his Canadian rival's A-K. The consolation prizes were $100,000 each for the Swede and German.

The promo kicked off in December, but no random jackpots were hit last month at the lottery-style Sit n Gos, allowing PokerStars to continue the promotion in January. This month began quietly as well until 'sss66666' from Russia outplayed two opponents on Monday, January 12 after the Spin & Go dial spun to a $1,200,000 prize pool before their match began.

Last Monday's winner has since been contacted by PokerStars and chose to not give his name, saying only that he is a 33-year-old handyman. Along with providing financial security for his family, 'sss66666' stated that some of his winnings will be going to charity.

The weekend's two $1 million winners have yet to be identified other than their screen names. We will likely learn a bit more about those two luckboxes in coming days.

We will also learn within the next couple weeks whether another millionaire or two will be crowned at the PokerStars' Spin & Go tables after paying only a $5 buy-in. The promotion continues through January.


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Charles is a Chicago native and long time poker player who dusted off his journalism degree and began writing about poker following the events of Black Friday in 2011. He has written for a number of leading poker websites, offering his insights and expertise on subjects ranging from online poker leg...Read more

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