“Sometimes when I need a miracle, I look into my son’s eyes, and realize I’ve already created one.” said a mother of an 18 year old student of Christchurch who has recently been under the spotlight after giving his parents the shock of their life, no one expected a teenager to do such an act.
Joe Thompson is an ordinary 18 year old doing his last year of high school and recently applied and got into Massey University but now is considering taking a year off to travel the world before he goes to university.
Joe recalls waking up on a cool monday morning with a blue sky. He said it was like any other day but he had no idea that he wouldn’t be able to sleep because of excitement that night. He got up, got ready and went to school.
“I had been revising for my exams all weekend and felt good to go into school on monday with some recent revision. But at lunch time the last thing I cared about was my exams after I have just achieved the impossible for a 18 year old?”
What on earth is he on about?
Joe was sitting in the library on his mobile waiting for his next class and he was browsing the internet on his phone. Joe came across an advertisement for Zodiac Casino, it was offering some free spins. Joe was bored so he thought he would give it a go and it was the best decision he had made in his life!
“I downloaded Zodiac Casino and signed up and I got my 80 free spins, I was so bored from school I had to take my mind off of it somehow. I was playing one of their most famous games “Mega Moolah Jackpot”, after I had spun several times I couldn’t believe my eyes. I couldn’t believe what I had done”
On Joe’s 7th spin his life changed forever winning $782,349.00 instantly!
“I couldn’t believe it at first, I didn’t know what to do. I always thought to myself if I ever won the lottery, I wouldn’t tell anyone so that is exactly what I did. I really wanted to break the news to my family and friends especially my parents. I am so young and didn’t want people using me for money.”
“When I got home was the worst, my parents were home from work and they were sitting there asking how my day was and I had just became $700,000 richer in the last few hours. I was dying to tell them especially because of how much they have done for me in my life. But I didn’t, I sat up the whole night thinking what I would do with the money.”
“I was thinking about my parents mostly, what they have done for me, they have done everything for me. Gave me life, kept a roof over my head, kept me fed. I owe them everything, they were even going to support me financially when I would head off to college. This led to the conclusion that I had to return the favor some how.”
Joe's message to his parents
Joe at just 18 years of age decided to pay off the rest his parent’s mortgage. He decided to give his parents an empty check so they can pay as much as they needed off. Joe’s parents could not believe it and showered him in hugs and kisses. The local community has recognised Joe as a hero for helping his parents when most teenagers see their parents as non existent.
There won’t be many more heartwarming stories about people winning in the future as Zodiac Casino have announced that their free spins promotion will be ending soon as over 274 players across New Zealand have been taking home money with 100% free play since the promotion began last month. The gaming site have already paid out over $5,000,000 in the last month changing people’s lives.
But why is it so easy to win with Zodiac Casino? We contacted expert Andrew Black from Casino Insight for some information: "Zodiac is new here in New Zealand, it's common for new casinos to run at a loss for the first few months to gain market share and get people talking, it's really common for people to win easily in this period"
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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