At the time of writing, the largest casino jackpot ever won online is the £13,212,882 won by a British player in Betway Casino on October 6, 2015. This enormous jackpot was won on the Mega Moolah slot machine.
The Mega Moolah slot machine has several progressive jackpots, of which the most famous one is the Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot. This is the one that holds the current jackpot record. The Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot is fed jointly by five different slot machines:
- Mega Moolah (a slot machine with an African animal theme)
- Mega Moolah Isis (a slot machine with an ancient Egyptian theme)
- Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive (a slot machine with a truck stop theme)
- Mega Moolah Summertime (a slot machine with a beach theme)
- The Dark Knight (a slot machine based on the Batman movie The Dark Knight)
All these five slot machines, in all online casinos where they are present, jointly feed the Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot and it can be won on any of these slots.
The winner of the £13,212,882 Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot is Jon Heywood. When he won the jackpot, he was 26 years old and serving as a soldier, with a previous tour of duty in Afghanistan. He won the record-setting jackpot on a £0.25 wager.
When Mr Heywood won his jackpot, £13,212,882 was the equivalent of €17,879,654. This meant that the old record of €17,860,868 was bested with a margin smaller than €19,000. The old record was a payout of a Mega Fortune Mega Jackpot to a Finish player in Paf Casino on January 20, 2013.
Although Mr Heywood was understandably a bit shocked by the win, he still reported to his post a few hours later. In an interview he revealed that his father was ill and waiting for a heart- and lung transplant. “ The first thing I will spend it on is the best possible medical treatment for my dad. That’s more important than anything. Family comes first and I’d give all this money back for him to be healthy again. ”