Historical Massive Mega Moolah Jackpot Won
Sources have revealed that the player who was the lucky recipient of the €18 915 721 Mega Moolah pokies jackpot prize in the last week of September was playing at Grand Mondial Casino. It’s also obvious, from the amount that the jackpot dropped to without reseeding at €1 million that betting was being done in euros.
Not the First Time Making History
This is win No. 50 for this jackpot pokies game since December 2009, and the most recent in a line of big Progressive Jackpot payouts at Grand Mondial over the last year. A Canadian player, K.T., kicked things off in November 2018 with CA$1.4 million win at the casino, which someone going by the initials M.G. then followed with a big €4.3 million jackpot just 1 month later. It was S.K.’s turn next, from Canada as well, who hit CA$5.7 million in April this year. The casino also played host to a second-tier Major Jackpot win in August, with M.D. taking home €138 050.
Lucky Jon Heywood and a Cool 25p
The Mega Moolah pokie was already in the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest online pokies jackpot win thanks to Jon Heywood, a British punter who scooped the prize at Betway for £13 212 882 in 2015. Heywood had been serving in the British military at the time, and the Afghanistan war veteran got lucky on a bet of just 25p.
Mega Fortune Toppled Off Its No. 1 Spot
Before Heywood’s fortunate win, Mega Fortune, a game from the renowned Swedish developer NetEnt, was the world-record holder. An eye watering €17 861 813 was won at Paf, and the Finnish player who wished to remain anonymous took the prize home in January 2013. At that point, the biggest jackpot win had been another Mega Fortune prize of €11 736 228, which had been taken at Betsson.
There’s More to Come
Casinos are avid for any good publicity they can get, and there are so many for players to pick from that there’s no doubt that further details regarding this mammoth pokies win will be released soon. Reports are expected from both the Grand Mondial Casino and Microgaming, and it’s hoped that the player will choose not to remain anonymous for much longer.