The Mega Moolah online pokie broke the Guinness World Record for the ‘largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game’, but it has taken a thorough approval process and ratification from eCommerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA), together with evidence being submitted by Betway and Microgaming for the huge win to be officially confirmed by Guinness World Records.
“I’m pleased to confirm that the Guinness World Records title for the largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game is €17,879,645.12, which was won by Jonathan Heywood, while playing Microgaming’s Mega Moolah on Betway's website,” said a spokesperson for Guinness World Records. He continued, “And Jon is certainly in the moolah now, thanks to his exceptional stroke of luck.”
The UK player, 26-year-old Jonathon Heywood, spent just £0.25 (approximately AU$0.60) on the lucky spin that netted him a world record breaking £13,213,838.68 (approximately AU$27.6 million) at Betway Casino. This top-rated Australian online casino is just one of hundreds of Microgaming casinos where you can play for the Mega Moolah jackpot, which at the time of writing is worth approximately AU$3,000,000.00.
“When news broke about Jon’s amazing jackpot win back in October, we were overjoyed – what an incredible and heart-warming story,” said the Microgaming CEO, Roger Raatgever. “We’ve achieved many industry records over the years, but to be officially awarded a Guinness World Records title is a special and proud moment for us all,” added the CEO.
He then finished by saying, “It cements our position in providing the largest and most exciting progressive jackpot network in the industry. We can’t wait to hang the certificate in our office reception!” We obtained these comments from a recent Microgaming press release. The Mega Moolah Jackpot also connects several other online pokies including Mega Moolah Summertime, Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive, Mega Moolah Isis and The Dark Knight.
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Speaking about this win at the time was a spokesperson for Betway Casino, Alan Alger. 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. We hope he really enjoys the World Record win.”
The lucky winner also commented on his record-breaking win, saying “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.” He said at the time that he plans to spend some of his winnings on a yellow Bentley Continental GT and a Mediterranean holiday for his family, but more importantly he said that he planned to spend some of his money on his father who at the time was waiting for a heart and lung transplant.
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