McDonald’s employee quits after winning £682,875 on lunch break

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leovegukJames T. walked into work yesterday one of the poorest men in the building; four hours and a half shift later, he walked out one of the richest.

A mobile-focused online casino site was offering new players 200% cash bonus towards a chance to win the 3.8M jackpot if accessed through a special link (*included at the end of this article). Read on to see what happened next.

Never one for stability or long-term employment, James Taylor has been shuffling jobs for the past 9 months, working anywhere from his local Tesco chain to his neighborhood McDonald’s. Whatever the case, work for him has been strictly a “get in and get out” affair. It wasn’t until his night shift 2 weeks ago that it appeared James would be “getting out” forever.

While browsing the web on his lunch break, James came across the offer and quickly registered for an account. With nothing to lose and 30 minutes of free time, James decided to try his luck. What happened 12 spins and 20 minutes later would change his fate forever.

In one single spin, James won the progressive jackpot of Leo Vegas Casino’s “Mega Moolah” game, cashing out on £682,875. Having won over 20 times his annual salary in a single spin, James’s McDonald’s career had come to an abrupt end.

“I just didn’t believe it at first,” James said. “I thought it was some sick April Fool’s day joke my coworkers had played on me. It was until I hit the cash out button and saw the £682,875 number next to my name that I knew it was real.

After some choice words for his boss upon exiting, James hasn’t been seen at McDonald’s since.

And while one of the bigger winners of the giveaway, James certainly isn’t the only one to cash out on Leo Vegas Casino’s free bonus. Since the promotion began last month, over 238 players all over the United Kingdom have benefited from the free spins. However, it appears the giveaway will be soon ending as the company has already paid out over £2M in total winnings this last month.


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An Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of A Senior Journalist with Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI) who studied at Clark Atlanta University on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morgan

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