On Tuesday, March 15, lady luck shined on a lucky lady in Germany. While playing Yggdrasil Gaming‘s local jackpot game Holmes and the Stolen Stones, a woman, known only as Katja, celebrated her 36th birthday by hitting one of the progressive jackpots offered by this popular video slot game. The result was a payout of EUR 35,630.70, which surely marked one of the best birthday presents one can get.
While playing at the Sunmaker online casino site, Katja was able to gather the appropriate gem shards necessary to initiate the big win. She was reportedly playing on a desktop device when the windfall came up.
According to Yggdrasil Gaming CEO Fredrik Elmqvist, “There is nothing we like to see more at Yggdrasil than another player winning on our slots. We understand that our partners love rewarding their players with jackpots which build quickly and drop regularly, and as this latest win shows, Yggdrasil is ticking all these boxes.” Later he added “I am sure it won’t be long until another player strikes it lucky on an Yggdrasil slot.”
According to a Sunmaker spokesperson, “Yggdrasil’s games are among the most popular we offer and our users love playing these engaging slots. We are delighted Yggdrasil has turned another of our players into a winner and look forward to seeing more jackpots drop on Sunmaker in the future.”
Holmes and the Stolen Stones Slot Features
In the video slot Holmes and the Stolen Stones, players get the opportunity to work with the world’s favourite sleuth in the search for the five high paying gems. The game has a 5 reel, 20 pay-line game format. The standard symbols are represented by playing card symbols, Sherlock, Dr. Watson, the magnifying glass and the clue book.
Three or more bonus symbols reward the player with a chance to play an interactive bonus game and coins if more than three appear. The base game also comes with symbols that represent shards of five different gems. Each time the player collects five shards for the same gem, a whole gem is created. The whole gems become relevant during free spins.
Players can earn free spins in two ways. Every time they complete a gem, they get free spins. If the player lands three or more “free spins” symbols, they are rewarded with free spins, plus coins if they land four or more. During the free spins round, the player will be attempting to land five whole gems of the same colour, which triggers a corresponding progressive jackpot. In Katja’s case, she landed five purple gems or an Amethyst for her big payday.