Jackpot winner takes home $2.8 million from Golden Nugget Atlantic City

A lucky New Jersey the man starts 2022 became a millionaire after hitting a jackpot in a Atlantic City casino.

At January 19, Dave J conquered $2.8 million at Golden Nugget Atlantic City, according to a press release. He placed a $6 bet on a dime Monopoly money seized slot machine and won the progressive jackpot.

No million dollar jackpots were won in the first half of January, according to data from state gambling regulators. The payout for the Golden Nugget is thought to be the the greatest of 2022.

Last year, five jackpots exceeding $1 million were won at a casino in Atlantic City or on online gambling sites in New Jersey.

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New Jersey Jackpots

So how common are jackpots of this size in New Jersey?

Well, anyone can search for themselves on the state Games Application Division website. The NJDGE publishes regular updates with a list of jackpots paid out at Atlantic City casinos or won online.

Because June 2012there have been 26 jackpots $1 million or more. The biggest was a $5.3 million jackpot by an online casino player in August 2020 on Unibet.

The five jackpots of $1 million or more in 2021 represent the most wins in the past decade.

One such win was in December when a Borgata online casino player won $2.2 million playing bison fury.

Big paydays in person and online

In 2018, state gambling regulators began publishing jackpots of $50,000 or more. Prior to this, the listed jackpots were at least $75,000.

Since the switch, 2021 has been, by far, the best year for gamers. According to NJDGE reports, 1,455 jackpots of at least $50,000 have been won totaling more than $218.2 million.

Included between 2013 and 2017there was altogether 767 jackpots of $75,000 or more.

In 2020, when Atlantic City casinos were closed for over 100 days, gamblers hit 770 jackpots for almost $83 million. All three million dollar jackpots won in 2020 were from online casino sites.

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