A 26-year-old soldier from Cheshire took home the biggest online slot jackpot win ever. He won the GBP 13.2M progressive jackpot on Mega Moolah at Betway Casino.
Microgaming announced that the huge progressive jackpot of Mega Moolah Slot was finally won. Microgaming’s famous title produced a list of big slot jackpot winners and online casino millionaires already, but nobody every took home this amount of money after winning an online slot jackpot.
One of the luckiest ever online casino winners is Jonathon Heywood, a 26-year-old soldier from Cheshire, England. He hit the biggest online jackpot win on the 7th of October, just after midnight, playing with a 25 pence stake. He saw an unbelievable amount on his screen: GBP 13,213,838.68. That is equal to EUR 17.8 million and USD 20.2 million.
Heywood expressed that he just couldn’t believe his eyes after the luckiest moment in his life. He 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. I couldn’t believe that I’d won all this money at the time – and it still hasn’t sunk in.”
He went on, “It’s amazing. The first thing I will spend it on is the best possible medical treatment for my dad. That’s more important than anything. Family comes first and I’d give all this money back for him to be healthy again.”
But he also revealed that he will switch from Fiat Punto to a Bentley. He said, “I’m trying not to get carried away and I really don’t know what else I’m going to buy with the money, apart from a yellow Bentley Continental GT. I never even dreamed of driving a Bentley, let alone owning one. I’ve got a Fiat Punto at the moment.”
Online gambling news recently reported that the progressive slot jackpot of Microgaming’s title is getting bigger than ever, and the time will come soon, when it will change the life of a fortunate online casino player. It was Heywood, who started a different life after started his crucial spin at Betway Casino.
Alright, he didn’t start it right after, since he went to work before cashing out the biggest online slot jackpot win. But he met the representatives of Betway that day, who were impressed by the young man. Alan Alger, spokesman at the online gambling operator 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.”
Microgaming Chief Executive Officer, Roger Raatgever was also happy for the guy who collected the biggest online jackpot win. He said, “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!”
Microgaming operates the longest-running internet progressive jackpot network. The company’s first online progressive jackpot was launched in 1998 and they have paid out more than EUR 500 million to date.
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November was a great month for one happy player at the always exciting InterCasino when the Cryptologic online slot – Millionaires Club 3 – paid out its bloated $935,000 progressive jackpot.
An online slot player at Intercasino with the screen name of ‘Noura’ from Lebanon was the lucky recipient of the nearly $1 million dollar progressive jackpot from the Cryptologic online slot.
Millionaires Club 3 is an exciting online slot which recently became one of the most popular at Intercasino and has a monster of a progressive jackpot in the middle of the second stage bonus round.
The progressive jackpot was almost hitting the million dollar mark when Noura hit it bick, triggering the Cryptologic online slot with a $10 bet. Noura was unavailable for comment.
InterCasino however was available and has stated that Noura has been a regular player for over five years and this is not her first six figure win from a progressive jackpot at InterCasino by far, but it definitely is the biggest and the only one from a Cryptologic online slot – Millionaires Club 3.
The Head of Casino at InterCasino, Regis Pissot stated that – “Noura has been an InterCasino regular for nearly five years. Noura – our new Crypologic Online Slot Jackpot Queen – is another example of what is possible when you play at InterCasino..The team here is absolutely thrilled that one of our most loyal players is enjoying the ultimate reward. Dreams really can come true.”
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Source: JackpotFinder.com – Lucky player celebrates $1 million progressive win at InterCasino
For the past 11 years, the Casino Rewards group has been operating 31 reputable and award winning casinos which are interlinked via progressive online jackpot games into a network.
Top prizes on the 16 progressive online jackpot slot machines are often in the millions, dubbed by fans ‘the millionaire maker’. Mega Moolah is the biggest and juiciest by far and has a guaranteed payout structure of at least one million dollars.
In this case, the lucky new player won the mother-load – $5,201,558.97 – in crisp cash. The lucky winner was betting 50 cents per spin on the progressive online jackpot, and it wasn’t even his money – it was the free casino no-deposit-bonus money given out to each player just for signing up.
This free no deposit bonus was transformed into millions. No further information is available about the lucky A.D. winner since s/he requested complete anonymity.
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After reading the King Cashalot slot review, he decided to try his luck hitting big on the online casino progressive slot. The lucky player, who reportedly almost fainted, was playing the very popular five-reel and nine-payline King Cashalot progressive online video slot.
After making the maximum bet wager on the online casino progressive slot, the reels were spun and the rest was up to fortune. The gods of gambling smiled that day as five King symbols lined up on the payline with the maximum bet and the rest is history.
Mike Hebden, chief of Casinos for the software provider Microgaming commented on the progressive jackpot win, “I am delighted that the progressive jackpot network has created another millionaire. It is so exciting when this happens and I am extremely proud that the player is paid out in one single payment, rather than an annuity.”
Microgaming has an elite library of 500 online casino games in 20 languages and has so far paid out €285 million on its progressive network.
Microgaming has a total of 37 different online casino progressive slot games and paid out a grand total of eight thousand progressive jackpots from 10K all the way to millions.
Annette, the big online slots winner who stays with her kids on a Stockwell council estate, had a hard life including the recent untimely death of her beloved third husband who was killed in a tragic accident during a robbery.
With tears in her eyes she explains that her husband didn’t think that the young man he was going to rob would be a ‘big online slots winner’ who just returned from two tours in Afghanistan.
But the $811,985 progressive jackpot will last a long time living in Stockwell. Anette M has no plans to move and instead will install in in-ground swimming pool. “We are all one big family here on the estate,” Annette tells proudly.
“We fight for one another, and cover each other’s backs all my half sisters and brothers live on this and the next street. I’d be a fool to give up the big online slots winner.”
Deal or No Deal is one of the most well liked games in the UK since the idea behind it is familiar to both young and old. The online casino slot version is a flawless adaptation from the popular TV show by the same name and is played in exactly the same way.
To get the game going, players select a big online slots winner and go and eliminate each of the other boxed displayed on the board. As they progress and the totals for each of the boxes are revealed. When the round ends the player is given a cash offer.
The player can accept the cash offer or open the last box to reveal what’s inside. Annette said no to the 500 quid offered to her and opened the box to see that juicy chunk of change.
“I am a 500K big online slots winner! Very, very, very happy and in total shock with the win. I have no words and think I am still in big shock. It is very unreal to win that amount of money and I tell you,” said Annette who is now the Stockwell council estate’s richest occupant.
We wish her all the very best!
The wily granny was on her eighth consecutive hour of trying to master the Wheel of Fortune MegaJackpot progressive dollar slot when she hit a $6,365 dollar Jackpot. According to Juanchita, the octogenarian’s health care assistant, the granny is a bit senile and completely forgot that she won two jackpots in one day.
As Juanchita describes the event – (translated from Spanglish) – “I was talking to the janitor, he is from the same city as I in Mexico. Next I hear more bells and whistles and I think immigration raiding the casino.
“So I look, and there shewinning two jackpots in one day at the same slot machine and it’s all lit up again. I think crazy old woman broke it and police coming for sure now, but she won again.”
The lucky great-grandmother of five won two jackpots in one day and this time a massive $300,922 progressive jackpot. During Wheel of Fortune’s Bonus Spin special feature, the lucky granny deftly aligned all five Wheel of Fortune symbols hitting the slot’s top progressive jackpot.
The elderly lady had just hit the motherload and the following to say on her ninth hour in the casino and less than an hour after winning the $6,365 jackpot – “The jackpot was a complete shock. I’d only been in the casino for about ten minutes and sat down at the machine to play. A couple of spins later, I was a big winner and it was such a surprise. I plan to have a lot of fun with the money.”
We are sure you will madam, and judging by Juanchita’s ear to ear grin, so does she.
Million dollar slot jackpot has been foretold long ago in religious text for humanity to watch for certain sign which are to signal that the apocalypse nears – “…and the time will come when the dead will rise from the graves rewarding the righteous and casting the evil doer into the flames of eternal suffering…”
The time may be at hand, and as Osama bin Laden enjoys the warmest ‘flames of eternal suffering’, a Californian man hit a progressive jackpot on a penny slot machine for an amazing $1,127,123 at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. What’s more amazing, is that he hit the jackpot on the birthday of his long dead and buried wife who he believes may have influenced the slot machine.
Mr. George Hayes, who is not of Mexican origin, hit the jackpot on the 5th of May, Cinco de Mayo – the celebration of Mexico’s victory over France in 1862 under General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. However, according to Mr. Hayes, his wife always liked to celebrate this holiday, which was the reason he decided to spend it in her favorite casino.
Mr. Hayes, a man so elderly that he may have been a contemporary of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín, stated to reporters that – ‘“Today is my wife’s birthday. She passed away a number of years ago. In 1985, she won a jackpot at a Las Vegas casino for $250,000, which happened to be on my birthday. Seems like it’s happened again, only the other way around.” He proceeded to describe how people were nicer in the 1920’s, when the casino spokesperson intervened.
The casino spokesperson, Ciara Green, explained for Mr. Hayes what really happened – “George simply walked up to a one-cent Super Spin Wheel Of Fortune machine and put in $40 or $50. Not long after that, he watched five Wheel of Fortune symbols line up across the center line and knew it had to mean something big. That was the million dollar slot jackpot.”
When reporters asked Mr. Hayes what he would do with the million dollar slot jackpot he won, he responded – ‘I won? What money?’ Mr. Hayes was always known for his sense of humor, and we wish him the best.
Some people have all the luck!
A young woman, decided for the first time to join an online casino and try her luck at slots.
Nicola C. just returned from a weeklong cruise she took with her girlfriends, where she discovered the fun and excitement of playing video slots for the first time in her life.
Upon her return to the U.K., and feeling melancholy as one always does after the fun ends, she decided to sign up with a reputable online casino and relive the fun of video slots from the comfort of her home.
Nicola C. signed up with Bet365 Casino, received her 100% deposit bonus, and began to explore the online casino. She passed the table games that weren’t her ‘cup of tea.’ Instead, she went straight to the slots section and quickly found a cute game she wanted to try out.
She chose to play ‘Forest of Wonders’ video slot, with the Alice in Wonderland theme, her favorite book as a child. On the third spin of the reels, five Mad Hatter symbols popped up triggering a tea party where she was served sugar along with a £236,532.43 ($360,000US) progressive jackpot prize.
Nicole C. is still in shock. “It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” she nervously said, “but the champagne’s out!” Now that’s a dream come true!
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One lucky 57 year old woman is beginning her new life as a millionaire after winning a $1.2 million progressive slot jackpot at an Indian Reservation casino in Hogansburg, New York.
The woman, Ms. Matti Breault, decided to enjoy a night out after finalizing her divorce and losing her job a few months earlier. The casino was offering a $2000 prize giveaway, and she was hoping her luck improved and she might win a few hundred dollars to help with the bills.
When the slot machine she was playing began to loudly make noises she never heard before, she thought that she won the $2000 giveaway prize.
A nearby player told her that she hit the big one as Ms. Breault explained herself – “This lady over here is saying, ‘You won the mega million.’ And I’m saying, ‘Nope, not me. There’s something wrong with the machine. I came home and I fell asleep on the couch for about two hours and I woke up thinking oh my God, what a dream, unbelievable, you know? Then I looked over and saw the check and I started crying all over again.”
This win could not have come at a more fortunate time for the lucky winner, as she’s been having a tough patch in life over the past few years. The bank foreclosed on her house, she lost a sister to cancer, a brother and a sister-in-law died in a tragic snowmobile accident and her mother passed away a year earlier. Bad luck seemed to follow her no matter where she went.
The cheating husband and the lost job were the least of her worries.
The $800,000 (after taxes) should completely change her life 180 degrees, and her x-husband has already called, to make sure he will be a part of that change.
In the biggest win in online history for a woman and also for a Swedish citizen, one lucky player hit the ultra bloated NetEnt Slot Machine called Mega Fortune’s online Progressive Jackpot which came out to an amazing 5.3 Million Euros ($7.38M dollars).
The winner, who was practically speechless during the post-win interview, could only say – ‘It is difficult to see how much money it is, but I’ll take one day at a time and digest it all. I will buy a house and ensure that my family and loved ones are well off, and donate some to a good purpose.’
The winner wished to remain anonymous citing privacy concerns but it was revealed that she comes from a small town of Småland, and has been playing online slot machines for close to a year but only at very low limits.
In Sweden, all traditional as well as online gaming, is under the control of Sweden’s gambling monopoly and it is yet unknown whether the lucky jackpot winner was playing at an online casino within the monopoly. EU has slowly been pushing to regulate the Swedish market and allow more competition with little result as of yet.
Mega Fortune, the lucky online slot which made her a millionaire, is a very popular 5-reel, 25-payline game with the Progressive Jackpot attached. The progressive jackpot slots have already been reseeded back to $250,000 and is awaiting the next lucky winner.
Microgaming bad beat poker jackpot occurred at Microgaming’s Network of inter-connected poker rooms, where the rare Bad Beat Progressive Jackpot was miraculously won twice within 20 hours. Normally the Jackpot is won once every 4-15 weeks. The Microgaming Network offers specifically created virtual poker tables throughout its network of 36 independent online poker rooms.
The special poker rooms only operate when at least four people are playing, and offer a progressive Microgaming bad beat poker jackpot when one player is beaten by another in a showdown where the looser has at the minimum quad eights (four cards that are all 8’s) or higher. For the Progressive Jackpot to be awarded, the winner and the looser must use all of their ‘hole cards’ to make their hands.
At 6am UK time, a player on Microgaming network called ‘4447470’ (who had pocket tens) got involved in a hand with ‘epohon’ who held the Queen and King of Hearts. When the smoke cleared, ‘4447470’ held 10-10-10-10-A against ‘epohon’ who held 10-J-Q-K-A, all of hearts and a Royal Flush. It took a moment for player ‘4447470’ to realize he won the Progressive Bad Beat Microgaming Jackpot.
According to the rules, the $558,296.27 jackpot was divided among all four players with ‘4447470’ winning $195,403.70, ‘epohon’ winning $97,701.85 (along with the $500 that he won in the hand), and the remaining two players, who were not involved in the hand, each received $48,850.92.
The Progressive Jackpot was reseeded and 20 hours later grew to $114,264.23 when it was won by a player called ‘papa45’ who lost with four Jacks to ‘zebro74’ who held a straight flush. ‘Papa45’ won $39,992.48, ‘zebro74’ won $19,996.24 and the four remaining players, not involved in the hand, each won $4,999.06.
The Bad Beat Progressive Jackpot was insantly reseedeed at $22,852 and the action re-started. Make sure you register with all three Microgaming poker rooms listed above, so you too can participate in the heart pounding action of live poker and perhaps you too can walk away with the Microgaming bad beat poker jackpott!
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One such game combination made Christmas extra special for one lucky online bingo player at Bet365 Bingo who hit an incredible jackpot of £3,922,736 ($5,884,104) at a progressive mini-slot game. The player named ‘taaloo1’ was spinning the Clover Rollover mini-slot game while waiting for the next bingo ball to be announced. To his complete shock, five shamrocks popped up on the spinning wheels, instantly turning him into the largest progressive jackpot slot winner in Bet365 Bingo online history.
According to an interview with the lucky winner, who was still in a state of bliss, he plans to throw a ‘crackling party’ and celebrate his win in style. He also mentioned that along with Clover Rollover, he played other progressive slots at Bet365 Bingo including Big Top Tombola, Snow Queen’s Magic and Pirate Plunder. Similar progressive games can be found at Bet365 Casino, which is powered by the popular Playtech software.
In recent months, online casino games have found their way to Apple’s astonishingly popular mobile device: the iPad. With its large, crisp screen and unique multi-touch interface, the iPad is the ideal platform for mobile gambling. The range of iPad casino games offered is still not huge, since games need to be custom programmed to work perfectly on the iPad, but there are still some great titles out there.
One of the best is Microgaming’s biggest progressive jackpot slot: Mega Moolah. This African safari themed slot game is responsible for the biggest online jackpot in the history of mobile gambling: over $6 million!
Right now, the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot is sitting at over $2.4 million, and this money can be won by playing Megah Moolah on an iPad over at Platinum Play Mobile Casino. Just imagine sitting on a bus or lounging at the beach and making that one lucky spin, winning this huge cash prize. It’s a dream come true!
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Bad Beat jackpots are becoming a popular trend, both online and offline. They are progressive jackpots attached to online poker games that are distributed to all the players at a table when one player loses to another with a very high hand. At Carbon Poker, the winner of the hand takes 17.5% of the jackpot, while the loser walks away with 35%. The rest of the cash is distributed to the other players at the table.
This week, player dk2112 won $156,402 in cash at a Bad Beat table. He was playing $.50/$1 no-limit at a table with a pot of just $55 when he won the big prize. He entered the table with pocket 7’s, which turned into quad sevens by the end of the hand. His confidence was shattered when his opponent BlackOutBob dropped quad 8’s.
Since dk2112 lost with such a strong hand, the Bad Beat Jackpot was set off, giving him the $156,402 prize. In fact, quad 7’s is the lowest hand that can trigger the jackpot, making dk2112 doubly lucky! BlackOutBob won the $55 pot but also took home $78,201 from the Bad Beat Jackpot. The other five players at the table were rewarded just for being there, getting $13,033 each.
While this is a pretty big jackpot win, it is nothing compared to the Carbon Poker record. Their largest ever Bad Beat Jackpot was $1.2 million, won on a Friday the 13th! Carbon Poker execs hope this figure will someday be trumped, but in the meantime, the jackpot has been reset to $100,000 and will continue to grow until it is won once again.
A leading online bingo portal recently did a study on the average amount of money won by regular users of online bingo sites. The results say that out of all online bingo players, almost 90% have recorded a cash win.
Even more surprising is that out of all these hundreds of thousands of online bingo winners, a full 46% of them have recorded wins of $100 or greater. The numbers do get lower as the prize amount increases, but the results are still encouraging. Of all bingo winners, 17% have experienced wins of $250 to $500, and another 17% have seen single wins greater than $500. Note that the study only recorded individual wins, and didn’t count how much these players have won over their entire online bingo careers.
Larger online bingo are known happen. Many of the top online bingo rooms offer progressive bingo games and coverall games with jackpots in the thousands. The biggest wins at online bingo sites, however, happen on the side games. The current record for the largest single win at an internet bingo room is £1.96 million, won on a progressive jackpot slot called Deal Or No Deal in September 2010 at the popular online bingo site JackpotJoy.
Online gambler M.L. hit the jackpot last week while spinning the reels of a WowPot slot game at Crazy Vegas Casino. This lucky player was overjoyed when he won the game’s progressive jackpot, taking in a prize of €11,066.67!“
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The WowPot jackpot is linked to two progressive games, both designed by Microgaming. The first is WowPot 3 Reel, an old style slot with a realistic interface. The other is WowPot 5 Reel, a more modern 15-line video slot. Both games feature classic slot symbols like bars, fruit, and 7’s.
It’s not clear which game M.L. was playing when he won, since both are connected to the same jackpot. The WowPot series are just two of the many Microgaming jackpot games available at Crazy Vegas Casino. Right now, the largest progressive prize available is the Mega Moolah jackpot, which is at $2.2 million and rising!
Early last week, a 69 year old retired carpenter from the Hamar region of Norway bet €30 on a slot called MegaFortune at CasinoEuro. He won €4 million.
“I just wanted to play some low stakes but decided to put €30 on Mega Fortune and did nothing, as everything happened automatically using the auto play feature. Finally the reels stopped and I had won €4 million. I couldn’t believe it and when it finally sunk in that I had won, I had to shout for my wife, as I was about to faint.”
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Harrah’s Entertainment casinos run a special in their poker rooms called the Bad Beat Jackpot, which pays poker players who are unlucky enough lose with strong hands. The jackpot was introduced last August, and has paid out several times since then.
As of yesterday, the jackpot stands at over $402,663, making it one of the biggest poker jackpots available in a land casino. It is a progressive jackpot, taking $1 out of every pot to fund it. The jackpot is networked across all 4 of Harrah’s Atlantic City properties. It pays 40 percent to the bad beat loser, 20 percent to the player that wins the hand, and splits the remaining 50 percent among all players in cash games at all rooms.
To win, players must lose with a hand of four Queens or higher. Each week on Wednesday, this requirement is lowered by one rank until it reaches the lowest possible winning hand of four deuces. The current winning hand is quad fives.