He defeated “Messi” and took home a $1,000,000 prize.
A Romanian player risked his “one time” and earned the largest online poker prize.
Impressive! Dowgh Santos, a well-known streamer and professional poker player from Brazil, caught a life-changing jackpot moment on camera.
A Romanian player going by the alias Alin76poker earned the largest Mega Bounty payout on GGPoker by eliminating the entire field in one hand. One million bucks, you read it properly!
This occurred on the very next play of a WSOPC Series event with a US$150 buy-in. Once the first bet was made, Messi15062020 increased it to 32,400 chips, and Alin76poker called from the large blind. Messi15062020 bet 79,800 on a flop of 763 with a two of spades, and Alin76poker all-in for 181,225. After showing 9653 against his opponent’s QQJ8 and then getting a 4 to complete a straight, the Romanian was thrilled to win the US$56 prize, but he had no idea what would happen next.
Once his Ukrainian opponent, who he had mistaken for Messi, was eliminated, the Bounty Jackpot was triggered, and a million dollars suddenly appeared on the screen and was sent to his cashier. Awestruck by what he saw, Dowgh Santos was at a loss for words. To a doubt, a remarkable achievement that exemplifies the thrill and financial opportunity available via online poker.
Each player that eliminates an opponent in a tournament with a knockout format is eligible for GGPoker’s Bounty Jackpot promotion. Prizes in the Jackpot may range from US$10,000 to US$1,000,000 depending on the tournament buy-in.