Five of the Biggest Online Casino Slot Wins of All TimeMarch 4th, 2019
We don't always see massive jackpot wins, but when it does happen, they win big.
Every online casino player is chasing the dream of a big win, and for a rare few, that can become a reality. While it's essentially just down to luck, netting a jackpot can certainly happen, despite how things may seem after endless losing spins. If you're going to watch it rain money at an online casino, chances are it's going to be on a progressive slot too.
Here are some of the biggest (and luckiest) winners when it comes to online gaming, all won on progressive slots, of course. Be prepared for feelings of envy, and perhaps a touch of hope.
Jon Heywood: €17,879,645
You may well have heard this name already. British soldier Jon Heywood actually broke the Guinness World Record for the largest ever online casino win with this one.
What's even more amazing about this eye-watering win is that Jon got a lucky spin for only 25p! If ever there was a tale of the right spin at the right time, this is surely it. The game that delivered this life-changing payout was none other than Microgaming's Mega Moolah.
An Anonymous Finnish Player: €17,861,800
Not far behind Mr Heywood in terms of winnings, we have the anonymous Finnish player who nailed another monstrous payout. What's more, the circumstances were pretty similar to Jon's lucky strike above.
The Finnish player only deposited 25 cents for a spin before NetEnt's Mega Fortune progressive hit the jackpot. This player actually held the top spot for the biggest ever win until as recently as 2015, when he got ever so slightly trumped by Jon Heywood.
An Anonymous Norwegian Player: €11,736,365
Another previous record holder, insomnia led this particular player to try his hand at a few late-night spins. Probably just as well, because his dreams certainly came true when an €11 million jackpot landed in his lap. The game in question was again NetEnt's Mega Fortune.
While not quite reaching the lofty heights of the above winners' payouts, it's still a massive life changer and remains one of the biggest online wins to this day, despite happening in 2011.
Swedish Player Alexander: €8.57 million
It seems the Scandinavians are a lucky bunch. This particular Swede was spinning away on Microgaming's Mega Moolah in 2015 when he rather luckily landed a blistering jackpot of over €8 million. This pushed him past previous Mega Moolah winner John Orchard, who won €8,027,631 back in 2012.
Mark A from the USA: €6,934,219
He might be last on this list of big hitters, but Mark A's win is still the biggest online casino win by a player using a mobile device. €6 million in the bank is nothing to shake a stick at either. Mark was another super lucky single-spin winner, and the game that delivered this mega jackpot was, you won't be surprised to read, Mega Moolah from Microgaming.
And there you have it. It's good to know that these kinds of wins are possible, and if there's one thing to take away from this list it has to be that playing any progressive jackpot with 'Mega' in the title is probably the best way to go. Moving to Scandinavia might not hurt either.
Always remember that it's better to play sensibly and within your limits. Many of these players won with one lucky spin after all, and that's all it can take.