Sunday Million to break records with $1 million first prize, Lamborghini
It's sunset a year from now and you're wearing a pair of wrap-around shades, calfskin leather driving gloves, and the smile of a driver who has nary a care in the world. You're taking a hairpin turn like you're on rails and think to yourself, "Even if I crash, I have an airbag full of money to cushion the blow. I'm a millionaire with a Lamborghini Gallardo."
If this seems like some silly scenario cooked up by a marketing executive who has had too much coffee...well, that's probably right, but that extra cup of coffee means you have a chance of making the dream a reality in less than two weeks.
Today, PokerStars announced it wil celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Sunday Million with a record-breaking guarantee, record-breaking first-prize, and the bonus of a brand new luxury car.
On Sunday, March 6 at 16:30 ET, the already-biggest weekly tournament in the world will outdo even itself. In celebration of five years of Sunday Millions, PokerStars is bumping the tournament guarantee to $5 million. The winner of the tournament is guaranteed $1 million and a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.
Stop and chew on that for a second. On most Sundays, the winner of the Sunday Million pockets somewhere in the neighborhood a quarter-million bucks. On March 6, the winner will be an insta-millionaire and have the keys to a car to prove it.
Let's pause for a moment and consider the possibilities.
It's a spring afternoon on the Spanish coast. You've pulled off the side of the road for some tapas and a glass of wine. Your jet black Lambo is cooling off a few feet away from you when some attractive member of the opposite sex strolls up and asks, "Where did you rent the car?"
When you suggest the car belongs to you, said attractive person rolls his or her eyes in a way that implies you, a youngster in blue jeans and a graphic tee, don't have enough money to own such a car. In response, you open up a duffel bag and make it rain $1 million all over said attractive person's head. And, just for fun, you tip the waiter $100 to clean up the mess.
Again, maybe just the fantasy of a blogger who has had too much coffee this morning, but also an absolute reality after next weekend. Remember: $1 million guaranteed first prize and a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 (it's your responsibility to get the car to the Spanish coast if you'd like to pull the tapas restaurant gag).
Not bad, eh?
The buy-in is the same as it's been forever: $215. However, if you spent all your money buying posters of Lamborghinis for your dorm wall, you can still get in for pennies on the dollar.
On March 6 at 16:00 ET PokerStars will be be throwing an $11 1,000-seat guaranteed turbo satellite. If that's too much for you, there will be $1 feeder satellites leading up to it. To buy in directly or register for a satellite, open the PokerStars lobby, and click 'Tourney' & 'Special'.
So, be that player. Be that person who turns $1 into a million bucks and a Lambo. Be that person who makes it rain. Be that person who takes me for a ride on the Spanish coast in your luxury car and treats me to tapas. Make it happen, cap'n.
To learn all you need to know, check out the PokerStars Sunday Million 5th Anniversary page.