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Betway Casino Winner Scoops Record Breaking Jackpot

Publishing: October 14, 2015

Microgaming’s Mega Jackpot has finally been won, but not before it had managed to reach a world record amount of £13,213,838.68 (which works out to approximately AU$27.6 million, or €17,879,645.12). This is the largest ever progressive jackpot in this history of online slots and it went to a UK player called Jonathon Heywood.

He was playing at Betway Casino just after midnight on Wednesday 7th October (GMT) and he was playing on a Microgaming pokie called Mega Moolah. The progressive jackpot on this game, according to statistics, is won on average every 73 days and the last time this jackpot was hit was more than 130 days ago, which means that statistically speaking it was long overdue.

The winner, a 26-year-old Afghanistan veteran soldier from Cheshire, England, spoke about his record-breaking win. “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 Lance Corporal Heywood.

Jonathon made a deposit of £30 (AU$60) in to his Betway Casino account and then he was playing with just £0.25 (AU$0.50) per spin when the Progressive Jackpot Bonus Round triggered. From there he went on to win the largest of the four jackpots (aka the Mega Jackpot), which is actually connected to five Microgaming pokies. The Mega Jackpot is also connected to pokies 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,” said the Microgaming CEO, Roger Raatgever. He continued, “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!”

The winner has decided to spend some of his cash, which arrived as one lump sum, on the best possible medical treatment for his 54-year-old-father who is in need of a heart and lung transplant. He also said that he will pay for his family to go on a Mediterranean cruise, plus he eventually wants to get a yellow Bentley Continental GT.

“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,” said the Betway Casino spokesperson, Alan Alger. Register a new account with this world-class Microgaming casino today and don’t forget to claim your guaranteed AU$1,000 welcome bonus.