Player Takes Down Record Breaking £13.2 Million Progressive Jackpot

October 13, 2015
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Lance Corporal Jonathon Heywood, an Afghanistan veteran soldier from the United Kingdom, has won the largest ever jackpot paid out by an online slot machine over at Betway Casino. Jonathon won a record breaking £13,213,838.68 (€17,879,645.12) just after midnight (GMT) on Wednesday 7th October, 2015, and the game that he won from was a progressive jackpot slot called Mega Moolah.

The Mega Jackpot is the largest of four progressive jackpots that Jonathon managed to win and as soon as he won, this accumulating prize pool instantly reset to its original seed amount of $/€/£1,000,000.00. If Jonathon had been playing in Euros at the time of winning the jackpot, he would have netted a total of €13,213,838.68. If he had been playing in Australian dollars at the time, he would have won AU$13,213,838.68, and so on. You can also play for this same jackpot on slots such as Mega Moolah Summertime, Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive, Mega Moolah Isis and The Dark Knight.

“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,” said the Microgaming CEO, Roger Raatgever.

The lucky 26-year-old winner from Crewe, Cheshire, said, “It’s all so surreal, and I can’t come to terms with it just yet, I just kept staring at my screen and seeing this huge number in my Betway account”. Jonathan deposited £30 into his account and he managed to turn this into £13,213,838.68 after making it to the randomly triggered progressive jackpot bonus round. His lucky spin cost him just £0.25, the lowest bet that you can play with on this slot when playing with all 25 paylines active.

Betway Casino is powered entirely by award-winning Microgaming software and players have the option of being able to play on the games here either instantly in their browser or from within the perfectly secure Microgaming download client. When you make your first ever deposit at this casino using reliable methods such as NETELLER, Visa, Skrill or MasterCard, you can claim a massive 100% matching deposit bonus worth up to $/€/£1,000.

The spokesperson for this casino, Alan Alger, also commented on this historic win. He said, “We are delighted for Jonathon and having met him the day after his win we can honestly say that it couldn’t happen to a nicer young man.” He then finished by saying, “We hope he really enjoys the World Record win”.

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