Homeless British man hits online jackpot with his last few pounds
Unemployed, in debt and facing another year living on the streets in United Kingdom, Adam Scott spent his last remaining pounds on an online slots game called King Jackpot. Now the formerly homeless man has a choice of accommodation around the world after becoming one of United Kingdom’s biggest online slots winners, with a prize of about £474,427.00.
Scott, whose £474,427.00 British pound win on King Jackpot last September went unnoticed until he made a significant donation to a hostel for the homeless this month, said downloading the game was a chance decision at a local pub that had free internet usage.
"I had only very little time left, as the owner of the pub didn’t want any homeless people using her internet without purchasing any drinks "I told a waitress to make give me a bit of additional time until someone needed the computer and quickly fell in love with King Jackpot.
But he was very lucky and hit the jackpot after only 3 more spins on King Jackpotand now plans to use his winnings to establish a foundation for addicts and women abused by their husbands. The 55-year-old resident of London, United Kingdom, said his first act was to repay his debts and find shelter, before cycling to a car dealer. "When the car salesman asked me how much I would be willing to spend, I held up three fingers. As I had arrived on a bike he assumed this meant £3,000 pounds, but actually I meant £30,000".
As neither he nor his wife can drive, the car will be driven only by his children. Scott has since bought flats for each of his two children, paid off the debts of his relatives and is planning to travel to Italy, having not previously held a passport. He continues to play King Jackpot to date and has seen other big wins since.
He and his wife, Melissa, said they will invest their money cautiously and avoid the ruinous spending splurges of many jackpot winners. "I have become rich but I have not become a different person. I could buy a large-screen TV because I can afford it, but I won't buy three because I can afford it." Having struggled with alcoholism, Scott finally quit five years ago and says he "now has no need to return".