In October this year a soldier from Cheshire took a chance on the Mega Moolah slot at Betway Casino and landed himself a jackpot of £13,213,838.68 (€17,879,645.12) on a 25p bet.
Not only was Jon Heywood over the moon at the life-changing win, but Betway Casino were rubbing their hands with glee at the publicity this big jackpot would, and did, attract.
Two months later and we are pleased to report that the Guinness World Records have acknowledged that Microgaming has been officially awarded the title “Largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game”.
Betway and Microgaming had to undergo a thorough approval process and submit evidence, including ratification from eCOGRA; the Guinness World Records have now confirmed the win as a record breaker!
The title is shared by the operator whose site the win was at, Betway Casino, the game developer Microgaming and of course, Jon Heywood, the lucky spinner who landed the life-changing jackpot win.
A spokesperson from Guinness World Records is reported to have said
The title for the largest jackpot payout in on online slot machine is €17,879,645.12, an amount won by UK player Jonathan Heywood. He was playing the Microgaming slot Mega Moolah at Betway’s website. We are pleased to confirm that this is the official Guinness World Record.
The CEO of Microgaming, Roger Raatgever, is reported to have commented
When we first heard of the amazing win achieved by Jon in October, we were over the moon – a really touching and heart-warming story.
This isn’t the first industry record that Microgaming has achieved over the years, but it is a special and proud moment to be officially awarded a Guinness World Records title.
We’re looking forward to hanging the certificate in our reception area!