Who Netted the Mega Moolah Progressive Jackpot?
Date Added: October 22, 2015
After months of climbing, the Mega Jackpot which is connected to several Microgaming pokies was finally won on Wednesday 7th October, just after midnight (GMT). The jackpot is now recognised as the largest ever prize to be paid out by an online pokie in the history of online pokies. The winner is from the UK and he was playing in Pound Sterling (GBP) at Betway Casino when he won an eye-watering £13,213,838.68.
When converted to New Zealand dollars, this huge windfall works out to approximately NZ$30,100,000.00. However, if he was playing in Euros at the time he would have walked away with €13,213,838.68 and if the winner had been playing in New Zealand dollars he would have won NZ$13,213,838.68 because the live progressive jackpot ticker will always be paid out in the currency that the winner was playing in at the time of the win.
A spokesperson for this state of the art Microgaming powered casino, Alan Alger, commented on this incredible jackpot 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.”
We managed to obtain the following information about the lucky world record breaking winner. His name is Jon Heywood (Lance Corporal Jonathon Heywood) and he has toured in Afghanistan with the British Army. He is 26-years-old and he is from a place called Crewe, Cheshire, which is in England. “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.
He will be paying for his father, Douglas, 54, who is currently awaiting a new heart & lung transplant, to get the best possible medical treatment available and a couple of the things that he also wants to spend some of his winnings on include a yellow Bentley Continental GT car and a Mediterranean cruise for him and his family.
“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. He added, “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.”
You can play for this jackpot right now (which is currently worth just over its original seed amount of $/€/£1,000,000.00) at any of our top-rated Microgaming casinos and you can also play to win this jackpot on several other pokies such as Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive, Mega Moolah Summertime, Mega Moolah Isis and The Dark Knight pokie.