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Winner REFUSES the jackpot

15.09.2010

Hard to believe – but its totally true! JackpotCity recently found themselves in a surreal situation where they were left trying to persuade one of their slot players to cash in his winnings of £4,444.

It’s believed this strange situation is the first instance of a winner refusing to take their winnings! The winner - of Chinese origin - was immediately overjoyed with their win, but soon after became concerned that the figure won as ‘inauspicious and a portentous signifier of death’.

The winner contacted the customer services department, and explained the concern felt about the winning amount. Certainly the winner was keen not to lose out on the winnings but was – in the end – even keener to avoid any bad luck and refused to accept the cheque for their winnings.

As Chinese culture would have it, 4 – when spoken - is pronounced like the word death and is therefore considered a very unlucky number. Costa are still talking to the winner and establishing the best approach to handle this, which is sensitive to the player's concerns but also ensures he doesn’t lose out on his winnings. Check out the Costa bingo website and see what you would do if you won 4k!
  
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