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A chiropodist from Wales has won a jackpot of £1.3m playing Sky Bingo, the largest payout by the Sky Betting & Gaming brand in its history. 

Chrissie Johnson had been a member of Sky Bingo for just over a year and won £1,346,155.43 playing Playtech's Chest of Plenty slot, becoming Sky Bingo’s first ever millionaire.

The five reel, fixed 20-line pirate-themed slot, developed by Playtech’s bingo division, features a progressive jackpot in the in-reel chest bonus round, a treasure map bonus, as well as wild symbols and symbols that can become wild depending on which symbols they are next to.

Johnson said: “I like to play Sky Bingo because they play fair. I also enjoy the games, features and chat. I can’t thank them enough this is a life-changing amount and I’m looking forward to spending more quality time with my husband Mike and my children and grandchildren.”

James Boord, head of bingo and pokerm, said: “We’re so delighted for Chrissie and to celebrate our biggest ever winning bingo prize pot with her here in Leeds. We take great pride in building long-lasting relationships with customers by offering a best in class product and customer experience.

"This win is proof that the excitement is real, as dreams really do come true," Boord added. "Sky Bingo has an exciting business plan with significant investment planned in product, marketing and people.”

Daniel Phillips, VP UK operations, Playtech, commented: “We have an excellent relationship with Sky and have worked very closely with them over the years to develop market-leading products that enable us to offer huge progressive jackpots with regular payouts.”