The world’s biggest ever online progressive jackpot has been won by a UK player – the amount was a whopping £13.2 million!
The win come on the Mega Moolah jackpot slot game in the early hours of the morning on the 7th of October (2015). A UK player, Jonathon Heywood was the lucky winner who won £13,213,838.68 from just a 25p stake. He was playing in Euros and won €17,879.645.12 – this tops the previous world record set by NetEnt’s Mega Fortune in 2013.
Mega Moolah is powered by Microgaming who also offer The Dark Knight – this game is part of the same progressive jackpot pool. The game has been around for years and made many instant millionaires. As Microgaming always does, the world-record win will be paid to the lucky player in 1 go!
Speaking of this world record jackpot, the CEO of Microgaming, Roger Raatgever, commented:
“We have the longest-standing progressive jackpot network, having launched the first internet progressive jackpot in 1998, as well as the biggest, having paid out over half a billion Euros to date.
“Our progressive jackpot network has set many records since its inception, but I’m absolutely overjoyed to say that our software has generated the world’s largest ever online jackpot win. Many congratulations to Jonathon on this life-changing and historic win!”
The lucky player is a 26 year old soldier who lives in Cheshire. The player kept his win quiet for 3 days and even went to work the next day. Speaking of the world record win, Jon commented:
“I couldn’t believe that I’d won all this money at the time – and it still hasn’t sunk in. It’s amazing. The first thing I will l spend it on is the best possible medical treatment for my dad.”
The player’s father is awaiting a heart and lung transplant so he wants to use the money to help his dad. Jon did also say he was going to buy a yellow Bentley Continental GT as he currently drives a Fiat Punto.
If you want to become an instant millionaire, the 2 slots you can play are powered by Net Entertainment – they include Mega Fortune which stands at just over £3.5 million. This game used to hold the world record jackpot win. The other alternative is Hall of Gods which stands at over £4 million.
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