Once again the Progressive Jackpot
game has struck gold for one lucky PokerStars School member. 'multisurf' became our latest big winner matching the three Jackpot symbols to earn him a whopping $9,010.43 boost to his poker bankroll. We caught up with him for a quick interview.
PSO - You won the biggest Jackpot in Poker School History! Please tell a little bit about yourself and your hobbies outside of poker.
multisurf - OK, besides Poker I enjoy water surfing, that is why my nickname is 'multisurf'. I like to slide on the waves. I work in hedge fund. Unfortunately, I don't have much time for hobbies, because I have a 4 year old kid and most of my free time I dedicate to my child.
PSO - How did you find out about about the Scratch and Match promotion? How often do you play it and have you been playing it long before your big win?
multisurf - In the beginning I was playing only at poker school, about which I have found out from one of my friends. And there in the promotions section I have found out about "Progressive Jackpot". It was couple of years ago. Since then from time to time I was playing for fun in this game. Rather like a hobby, for fun.
PSO - What did you feel when you saw the 3 x Jackpot symbols? Who was the first person you told about your win?
multisurf - When I saw three jackpot symbols I was really surprised and overwhelmed with joy as this is a life-changing some of money for me and my family. Like many people I had doubts that 'normal' people could not be so lucky, but everything is real. You have to believe that one day luck will knock on your door.
PSO - What can you tell about yourself: are you lucky? Did you win in lottery before for example?
multisurf - I have philosophical attitude to the understanding of luck. Every person is lucky in his/her own way. Sometimes there can be unlucky period (times). Of course I was also lucky in someway in the past.
PSO - Can you tell us a little about how you plan to spend your winnings? Will this money be a starting point of a new poker career?
multisurf - First of all I plan that this money will become a good bankroll for playing. Part of the money I would like to give to my mom who needs it more than I do.
PSO - How did you know about Poker School? What is the most interesting and useful thing in School? And how we could make it even better?
multisurf - I found out about poker school from one of my friends who already has had success in playing poker tournaments. Here I have studied courses, read educational articles and thanks to school got acquainted with other types of poker (besides Texas Hold'em). For the recent time I mostly read news and blogs. Because I am amateur player (hobby player/playing poker is my hobby), it is hard for me to tell what site is missing.
Every time someone wins the Jackpot we also run a Freebuy Tournament for the same amount. We will be giving away 10,000 tickets to this tournament via Scratch and Match
throughout the rest of July.
Prize Pool: $9010.43
Date: August 5th 2017 at 13:05 ET
How the Jackpot is paid out:
25% is awarded to the winner.
25% is added to the Freebuy Jackpot Tournament.
50% remains towards the next Jackpot.