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Many poker players have their eye on the Millionaire Maker event at the WSOP this summer that guarantees at least $1 million to the winner. For those who won’t be able to make the journey to Las Vegas to take a shot at that prize, clicking your way on over to PokerStars looks like the next best shot at making a million.

The industry’s leading poker site made another millionaire the other day, as ‘bladsonpoker’ bested two other players at a $5 Spin & Go to claim the top prize. The prize pool spun to $1,200,000 once the trio of players were seated, and just over seven minutes later, the player from Poland became poker’s newest millionaire.

Two Millionaires in Five Days

The milly won by ‘bladsonpoker’ came on the heels of $1 million won by Russia’s ‘CcccpVodka’ a mere five days ago at the PokerStars Spin & Go tables. Odds are that vodka sales in Russia increased considerably following that victory.

Poland’s millionaire, ‘bladsonpoker,’ logged on via PokerStars Mobile app when he outdueled ‘hooomlesnurr’ from Norway and ‘ROliver ceo’ of China. Both of those Spin & Go players, while certainly lamenting the fact that a victory and $1 million in prize money was within reach, each left that table $100,000 richer.

Not only is PokerStars making millionaires, but they are also offering life-changing prize money to Spin & Goers who fail to capture the ultimate prize. While ‘bladsonpoker’ earned more than $34,000 per hand, his tablemates made a none-too-shabby $3,400 per hand.

Keeps Playing in Micro Stakes MTT

And to top it off, ‘bladsonpoker’ first entered a $4.40 multi-table tournament before making his way to Spin & Go action. While still competing in the MTT, the pride of Poland caught a flush in hand no. 26 of the Spin & Go to beat the straight of ‘hooomlesnurr.’ Three hands later and that was all she wrote.

What would you do after winning $1 million? Run about wildly, telling friends and family of your riches and good fortune? In true poker grinder fashion, ‘bladsonpoker’ continued competing in the $4.40 MTT. He busted 1 and 1/2 hours later, richer by $999,990.60 after deducting his buy-ins in the MTT and Spin & Go.

More Millionaires on the Way?

The PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion is far from over. There is another month to go in which a million can be won at the $5 Spin & Go tables. The hyper-turbo, short-handed matches have become quite popular among a certain segment of players, and may become more so if millionaires continue to emerge.

PokerStars offers a 100% up to $600 deposit bonus to new players, some of whom are taking advantage of the bonus in hopes of joining ‘bladsonpoker’ and ‘CcccpVodka’ in the new millionaires’ club. Or, failing that, joining ‘hooomlesnurr’ and ‘ROliver ceo’ in the hundred-thousandaire club. Or, grabbing $600 in bonus money from a first-time deposit.

Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.