“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles” This is the perfect description of Mark Jones, a wheel-chair bound hero who tackled a would-be robber from a store.
After a long hard day working in a call centre, 35 year old Mark Bennett needed to go to the store to get some food for the next few days.
As Mark recalled the day was quite miserable and that he just wanted to get home as soon as he could. He didn’t expect anything to happen that day, it was a normal procedure for Mark but this day took a completely different turn.
Mark entered the store at approximately 6.40pm, going in to get some food for himself and his dog. Mark was looking for food to buy when he heard some violent noises coming from the cashier area. So Mark went over to check it out, what he saw was surreal, he knew he had to do something…
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
Mark saw there was an armed robber trying to get behind the cashier and get money, the female cashier was defending herself when Mark joined the incident. Mark opened the cashier desk and grabbed the robber from behind and got him in a headlock and then proceeded to tackle him to the ground before anyone seemed to help.
This required an exceptional amount of heroism considering Mark is paralysed waist down. Mark didn’t go home empty handed that night, he got a lot of calls from local news stations and a special thanks from the cashier who was working that night. Mark was browsing his phone that night when suddenly…
He came across an advertisement for Zodiac Casino and they were offering 80 free spins just for signing, Mark said he took no longer than 5 minutes to sign up and the results were life changing. Mark was using his free spins to play the famous jackpot called “Mega Moolah Jackpot”.
On Mark's 11th his life changed forever as he won the jackpot of $782,349.00!
“I can’t believe I have won this much money, I have never had money in my life. It feels like I can do anything because the amount of money I have and I don’t know why it was me who won it. I feel like I was destined to have it because I won it on my day of 5 minutes of fame. I am really looking forward to the future. I will be donating $20,000 to my local wheelchair basketball club!”
Mark has been paralysed waist down for the last 10 years and has struggled to find work because of his limited mobility. He was in a helicopter accident when was a soldier for the New Zealand Defence Force.
“It was the hardest time of my life, I was severely depressed, If it wasn’t for close friends and family, I do not know how I would of done it. Life was one-hundred times harder. I am just thankful for Zodiac Casino for giving me this opportunity to win big. This is really life changing for me and hopefully I can make differences to other people’s lives now.”
“Accidents happen and unfortunately I had a life changing accident that affected me a lot psychologically but when you get knocked down, you just have to get back up and keep on fighting and look where I am now!”
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Mail Today reporter Karen Jones also tried her hand at the jackpot but sadly only walked away with a $429 - you can’t always win as big as Joe sadly!
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