From $5 to $1 million...happy anniversary, Spin & Gos!

Well, that didn't take very long.

Just two days ago, we told you PokerStars would be celebrating the first anniversary of its Spin & Go tourneys by opening up the million-dollar floodgates. For as little as 50 cents, Spin & Go players could spin it up to a $1 million win.

Well, that just happened.

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Tonight, Brazil's Samara Lúcio took a $5 Spin & Go for a spin and turned up with $1 million.

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Samara Lúcio's PokerStars avatar


The $5 buy-in tourney took just 21 minutes and 118 hands to turn the Brazilian into a millionaire. Meanwhile Lithuania's AA_MaKnO_AA and Russia's struchalina won $100,000 apiece for second and third place.

The back and forth heads-up battle finally endd when Samara Lúcio's A♦J♣ held up against AA_MaKnO_AA's Q♠J♦.

While everyone has a chance to win $1 million, there are lots of other ways to cash in. The anniversary celebration also offered new $0.50 and $5 buy-in tourneys, the permanent addition of $100 buy-in Spin & Go tournaments, and a special deposit bonus.

If you deposit at least SD $10 (CAD $13/€9/£6.50) before 23:59 ET on November 1 with the bonus code ANNIVERSARY, PokerStars will credit your account with a Spin & Go ticket bundle worth $2.50 in total.

For now, congratulations to Samara Lúcio on her $1 million win.


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