On Friday 19th January 2001, Susanne Uebler, 38, from Long Island, New York, was announced the Oriental Casino "Win a Million" million dollar prize winner. Her name was chosen at random from all the competition entries. She then correctly answered a trivia question over the phone on air on Mike Craig's casinogazette.com online radio show to win the one million U.S dollars grand prize.
"I was shaking all over to hear Mike say I'd won the million," said Susanne. "I think for a moment the whole world was shaking."
Later she added, "I am still a little bit out of breath but as the reality sinks in, I'm a very happy person. I entered the competition without even in my wildest dreams believing I would be the winner of one million dollars."
Susanne was born in Austria and moved to the U.S in 1994. She spends her time doing water sports and hanging out on the beach in the summer with her favorite companion, a baby parrot called Simba.
Oriental Casino is owned and operated by CyberCroupier Ltd (www.cybercroupier.com).
CyberCroupier says this is the first time anyone has ever won a million dollars in an online casino promotion. Payment of the prize money will be made in equal monthly installments of US$3,333 over a period of 25 years. The first payment will be made March 2001.