n October 7, Betway player Jonathon Heywood hit the mega jackpot of £13,213,838.68, which is the largest ever online slot win. As with all Microgaming’s progressive jackpot wins, the astonishing amount will be paid out to the player in a lump sum.
Jonathon, a 26-year-old soldier from the UK couldn’t believe his luck when the life-changing figure splashed up on his screen. But he still managed to make it in to work just hours later.
“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,” the player enthused.
Alan Alger Betway spokesman, 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.”
Roger Raatgever, Microgaming CEO, remarked: “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. 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.”