The first millionaire of the ‘PokerStars Makes Millionaires’ promotion has been made, with Russian player ‘CccpVodka’ winning $1,000,000 after just 355 seconds of poker play on PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) company.

The $5 Spin & Go tournament started at 12.29 AM (April 23) Moscow time, and concluded at 12.35 AM, making it a very happy night for the new Russian millionaire.

The runner up was ‘partalios’ from Greece, who won $100,000. The third-place player was ‘shooLarr’ from Russia, who also won $100,000.

The first-ever $1 million Spin & Go was also won by a Russian player – ‘sss66666’ on 12 January, although ‘sss66666’ took a comparatively lengthy 13 minutes and 26 seconds to win his $1 million.

The almost-instant millionaire is the first millionaire of the ‘PokerStars Makes Millionaires’ promotion which started on March 27 and is running now. Other parts of the promotion that are still running include:

-$1 Million Spin & Go: Players can turn $5 into $1,000,000 in just minutes with special $1 Million Spin & Go’s. See for more info.

-Millionaire Month (Round 1: Completed, Round 2: April 19 – 30): PokerStars is giving away more than $4 million in cash prizes during Millionaire Month which gives players the chance to win $1 million via two Millionaire Finals. Players need to complete simple challenges during the qualification periods for entry into $150,000 All-in Shootouts. The winner of each of the six All-in Shootouts in Round 1 (April 1 and in Round 2 (May 1) advances to the six-player Millionaire Finals tourneys on May 10 at 13:00 ET, where two new cash millionaires will be crowned, one in each of the finals. Visit for more info.

-SCOOP All-in Shootout Deposit Raffle (May 2-22): Players can win their way to the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) Main Event (High) for free and play for a first prize of at least $1 million. Players simply need to make a deposit to receive a raffle ticket. In the All-in Shootout we’ve got 16 free SCOOP High Main Event entries - each worth $10,300 - up for grabs, plus over 2,000 free entries to the SCOOP Low and Medium Main Events. See for more details.

-SCOOP High Main Event (May 24): $1 Million is guaranteed to the SCOOP High Main Event winner. See for more details.