Woman couldn't believe her luck after scooping £7million jackpot while playing cheap casino game
A LUCKY punter was left stunned after scooping a jaw-dropping £7 million jackpot when she was playing a cheap casino game.
The winner - whose name has not been released - could not believe she had hit the big prize after splashing out £4.50 (5 Swiss franc) on a casino's one-armed bandit.
She had been playing on a high-paying Swiss Jackpot slot machine at the Casino Zurich in Zurich on Saturday.
Casino officials explained that the breathtaking win broke the casino's previous record of £6.7 million (7.6 million Swiss franc) from seven years ago.
They said in a statement: "The tension could be felt in the eleven participating casinos because the previous maximum had been exceeded."
Casino Director Marcus Jost added: "In the 20-year history of the Swiss Jackpot, such a high win has never been recorded."
Swiss Casinos said: "A total of eleven Swiss casinos participate in the jackpot, including the four Swiss casinos with Pfaeffikon, St. Gallen, Schaffhausen and Zurich, as well as the casinos in Baden, Basel, Bern, Davos, Lugano, Lucerne and St. Moritz."
A total of 81 people have hit the Swiss Jackpot with total winnings estimated up to £159 million (Sfr 178 million) ever since it kicked off.
The jackpot reportedly starts at 1 million Swiss francs (£893,617) after each hit.
Earlier this month a furious wife got the ultimate revenge on her husband after he hid his £1 million lottery win from her and even bought his ex-partner a house.
The secretive man, known as Zhou, won the lottery two years ago but now faces embezzlement charges, a Chinese court heard.
Another woman kept her huge lottery win a secret from her husband for eight years before he found out after seeing a text on her phone.