Over the years, Las Vegas has given America many millionaires. One of them was Elmer Sherwin. This player hit the Progressive Jackpot two times by playing the Megabucks slot machine. The first time he hit 5 million, and then a few years later he reached for another 21 million dollars. He donated some of the money to charity and to hurricane Katrina.
The casino industry has evolved since then, giving rise to a new, more accessible way of playing online, so that more success stories come out among many players. Here are the ones that have made the biggest wins in their time.
The record up to date was the jackpot worth € 17,881,813 hit in January 2013. The winner, a middle-aged man from Helsinki, who preferred to remain anonymous, played a progressive slot machine with the Mega Fortune jackpot in his home when he suddenly became a millionaire. Such a monstrous amount is an absolute record, which is hard to assume that it will still be beaten. Of course, this is possible, because Mega Fortune is still an extremely popular slot.
Jon Heywood, a British soldier whos father needed a heart and lung transplant. One day in 2015, when he watched television, he saw a Betway ad, one of the leading online gambling operators in the country. It was convincing enough for him to try the game – he registered an account, made a deposit, and tried his luck on the progressive Microgaming “Mega Moolah” slot. Imagine his surprise when one of the spins in the game made him become an instant millionaire, winning £ 13,212 882, which at that time was EUR 17,869,545. Heywood later revealed that he intended to spend most of the amount on the best possible medical care for his father. In addition, he planned to replace the battered Fiat Punto Bentley Continental GT and take his family on a cruise on the Mediterranean.
Another win in 2011 from the Mega Fortune slot machine, which has been making casino players millionaires for years, gave the player over 11.7 million euros from one great spin for 25 cents! This is another wonderful record, this time a low rate.
The next huge win of 7.8 million dollars belongs to the Australian player, who played the Dark Knight slot in April 2016.
Mega Moolah is not only the most popular Microgaming slot machine of all time but also one of the most liked and often played progressive slot machines. Well, in March 2009, it undoubtedly became the Georgios M. favorite slot machine, who reached EUR 6.3 million at River Belle Casino. The Greek company owner has thus become the winner of the largest Microgaming jackpot payout so far.
Talking about big payouts, it is worth mentioning Paf.com, an online casino like no other. Since Paf is owned by the regional government of Åland and its profit is distributed to the public good, it is paramount that company operations are administered in a socially responsible way. It is a company that was created for the benefit of society, the profits it makes are donated to charity and used for public purposes in the Åland Islands.