Both online and offline slots have grown exponentially in terms of jackpots over the past couple of decades. While some prefer the traditional casino atmosphere, many gamblers now make use of online slots from the comfort of their own homes. Here we take a look at a few of the largest jackpots ever to be won online.
6th place: $12 million
In April 2020, while the world was under lockdown, an anonymous gambler won $12 million playing the Mega Moolah slots at Jackpot City. Microgaming, the gambling software company and home to Mega Moolah, was also very happy with the win.
5th place: $13.47 million
This jackpot was scooped up by an anonymous Norwegian player in September 2011. He decided to pass the time playing slots on Betsson.com one night when suffering from insomnia. Needless to say, the unexpected windfall didn’t exactly put him to sleep! This win on the Mega Fortune Slot set a Guinness World Record for the largest jackpot payout at that time.
4th place: $16,765,230
The winner of over this $16 million jackpot chose to remain completely anonymous. The lucky victor made use of Mega Moolah slots on Lucky Casino, and not only walked away with a fortune but also gifted the gambling platform its highest online slot jackpot ever recorded. This all took place in August 2020 – no doubt a welcome change from the gloom of COVID-19.
3rd place: $17.2 million
This time the lucky winner was publicly identified: Jonathan Heywood, a 26-year-old British soldier from Cheshire, UK. On the 6th of October 2015 he created a Betway account and played the Mega Moolah Progressive Jackpot. He certainly wasn’t expecting to walk away with over $17 million, but was obviously ecstatic, planning to go on holiday and purchase a classic car. He ended up paying a hefty sum on his father’s medical bills and was more than happy to be able to do so.
2nd place: $23.5 million
Just like Heywood’s $17 million, the $23.5 million won by an anonymous person on the 28th of September 2018 came from Mega Moolah. The bet was placed at the Gran Mondial Casino online platform and is said to have been a small amount – a small amount that netted the player a life-changing jackpot.
1st place: $24 million
This unbelievable online jackpot was won on the 20th of January 2013. The triumphant winner is only known to be in his forties and from Finland. He played the Mega Fortune slots through a NetEnt website and initially only placed a 25-cent bet.
The allure of progressive jackpots is growing as the opportunities to win big increase. The system is created to add to the jackpot with each bet placed, leading to an ever-growing prize… and as the prize grows, so does the exhilaration when placing a bet. What is also exciting is that a jackpot of millions can be won with an initial bet of a dollar. If you’re looking for a rush – and the chance of walking away a millionaire – look no further than online slots.