Lucky Player Wins Microgaming’s Mega Jackpot

October 15, 2015

The world’s luckiest online pokie player has won a record breaking £13,213,838.68 (AU$27.6m / €17.8m) over at a top-rated Australian online casino called Betway Casino. His life-changing win occurred just after midnight (GMT) on Wednesday 7th October and he won while playing on a progressive jackpot pokie called Mega Moolah.

“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,” said the winner, Lance Corporal Jonathon Heywood from Cheshire, England. The Afghan war hero plans to spend some of his money on his sick father, Douglas, 54, who is in need of a heart & lung transplant.

A spokesperson for the casino, Alan Alger, 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. We hope he really enjoys the World Record win”. Jonathon also has his eyes on a brand new yellow Bentley Continental GT and he will also be spending a tiny fraction of his eight figure windfall on a Mediterranean cruise for his family.

Jonathon deposited just £30 (approx. AU$60) into his Betway Casino account and he was playing with a mere AU£0.25 (AU$0.50) stake per spin when the progressive jackpot bonus round triggered on this African Safari themed pokie. He could have also tried to win this same jackpot on several other Microgaming pokies such as The Dark Knight, Mega Moolah Isis, Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive or Mega Moolah Summertime, but he decided to play on the Mega Moolah pokie.

“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,” said the Microgaming CEO, Roger Raatgever. “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,” added the CEO.

You can sign up to Betway Casino today for free and when you deposit for the very first time you can claim up to as much as AU$1,000 in FREE BONUS CASH. Although Jonathon has already won this incredible jackpot which had been climbing for months, it is still worth more than AU$1,000,000.00 because each time a player wins the ‘mega jackpot’ it will automatically reset to its original seed amount of $/€/£1,000,000.00 and it will therefore never drop below this amount.

If Jonathon had been playing in Australian dollars when he won, he would have taken home AU$13,213,838.68. If he had been playing in Euros he would have ended up walking away with €13,213,838.68, but he was playing in his own local currency of Pound Sterling (GBP), which is why he netted £13,213,838.68. All of this money was paid out in one lump sum, so he doesn’t have to wait for any monthly instalments to receive his winnings.

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