Microgaming, along with a representative from Betway Casino (Alan Alger) and UK player Jonathon Heywood, all received official Guinness World Records® certificates on February 2nd, 2016. These certificates were presented by a Guinness World Records® adjudicator on the first day of ICE Totally Gaming. This annual event took place between 2nd and 4th February at the ExCel exhibition centre in London, England.
On October 6th, 2015, the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot pokie paid out a world-record-breaking €17,879,645.12 – the largest prize ever won by an online casino gambler. This huge win is now recognised as the ‘Largest Jackpot Payout in an Online Slot Machine Game’. The former British soldier was actually playing in UK Pound Sterling (GBP) when he won and he was playing at a top Microgaming powered casino called Betway Casino which also accepts real cash wagers from New Zealand players.
The 26-year-old winner placed a mere £0.25 bet for the lucky winning spin which works out to approximately NZ$0.50. While playing in his local currency he netted a total of £13,213,838.68 which works out to approximately NZ$30,100,000.00. He has already started spending some of his winnings and he received all of this cash in one lump sum.
“It’s been a few months since the win, but I still can’t quite believe I won such a life-changing amount! And to officially become a Guinness World Records title holder is the icing on the cake,” said the UK winner. He continued, “With my winnings I’ve enjoyed some nice holidays, bought a new car, ensured my family are looked after and invested wisely for the future. It’s been incredible.” We managed to obtain these comments from the Microgaming press office.
The Microgaming CEO, Roger Raatgever, also commented on this historic win, saying, “It was fantastic to welcome Jon to our stand at ICE for the official Guinness World Records certificate handover. Having spent some time with him today, I can honestly say it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. We’re proud to share the world record and look forward to creating our next jackpot millionaire.”
The Mega Moolah jackpot pokie actually has a total of four individual jackpots to play for including the Mini Jackpot, the Minor Jackpot, the Major Jackpot and the Mega Jackpot. It was the Mega Jackpot that Jonathon managed to win after making it to the randomly triggered progressive jackpot bonus round. He could have also played for this jackpot on several other Microgaming pokies such as Mega Moolah Summertime, Mega Moolah Isis, Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive and The Dark Knight.
At the time of writing, the Mega Jackpot which connects all of these Microgaming pokies is worth more than NZ$11,164,500.79 and this massive prize pool continues to climb by the second. You can also play for this jackpot at several other top Kiwi online casinos and some of our favourite ones include Jackpot City Casino, Spin Palace Casino, Gaming Club Casino, Ruby Fortune Casino and Cabaret Club Casino.