SA’s latest instant millionaire announced at Slots Factor finale
South Africa’s latest millionaire was crowned at SUNCOAST in Durban this weekend at the nail-biting grand finale of Tsogo Sun’s popular Slots Factor tournament.
The new instant millionaire, an elated Rajendheran Naidoo from Gauteng representing Montecasino took the top prize of R1.1 million. Rosa van der Merwe, also from Gauteng and representing Silverstar took the second prize of R200 000 and Rochelle Higgs from the Eastern Cape, representing Hemingways, walked away with the third of R100 000 as well as the sixth place of R30 000, representing Queens Casino.
Donavin Nel from Garden Route Casino in fourth place won R75 000; Johannes Botha from Goldfields in fifth won R50 000; Anneke Janse van Rensburg from The Caledon won R25 000 in seventh; and Silindeni Mpala from Montecasino won R10 000 in ninth place. There were also eighth place and tenth place winners who won R20 000 and R6 900 respectively.
A total of over R3 million in cash and FreePlay was paid out over the course of the exciting eight-week tournament. Steve Hight, Tsogo Sun’s Director of Gaming, congratulated the top 10 prize winners, “We’re delighted at the enthusiastic response by the public to this action-packed tournament, which has seen players coming back again and again at all of our 14 casinos since it launched on 20 July.”
The buy-in price for the Slots Factor Tournament was R100 cash, which made it accessible to everyone and entitled the participant to one entry into the tournament. “Every cent of the buy-ins across the 14 casinos contributed to the final prize money, which meant that in the final tally, the total prize money was over R600 000 higher than originally anticipated – giving every one of the top 10 prizes a hearty boost,” he explains.