Betway online casino is the proud holder of a new world record – the largest ever online progressive jackpot pokies win.
Mega Moolah, the Microgaming progressive jackpot pokie that has for several years been leading the industry in record payouts, has now handed out an astonishing NZD$30.72 million win to Jonathan Heywood, a 26-year-old soldier from Cheshire in the UK. Mr Heywood scooped the unprecedented GBP£13,213,838.68 prize on 6 October playing Mega Moolah at Betway while only wagering an astonishing NZD$0.58 (25p) a spin.
Mr Heywood was naturally astounded by his win, telling reporters, “It’s all so surreal and I can’t come to terms with it just yet. I just keep staring at my screen and seeing this huge number in my Betway account.” He was so surprised by his good fortune that he still went in to work the following day!
The mega-jackpot windfall was especially poignant as Mr Heywood’s father is in desperate need of urgent medical treatment, and he is now in a position to pay for the best that is available. However, he did also have a little treat for himself in mind too: “I’m trying not to get carried away and I really don’t know what else I’m going to buy with the money, apart from a yellow Bentley Continental GT.”
Excitement had been building in the online casino world for several months as the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot grew to exceed its previous record payout of NZ$13.48 million in 2012. Betway Casino, which features a wide range of Microgaming progressive jackpot games, was naturally ecstatic that this record win has come on one of their pokies, with a spokesman saying, “We are delighted for Jonathon and having met him the day after his win, we can honestly say that this couldn’t (have) happen(ed) to a nicer young man. We hope he really enjoys the world record win.”
This largest ever online jackpot win is the latest in a long line of Microgaming jackpots stretching back to 1998, during which time over NZD$822 million has been by won by players from around the world, with Mega Moolah consistently proving itself to be the most lucrative game in its selection, with a guaranteed mega jackpot prize of $1 million.