On the first day of ICE Totally Gaming 2016, an official adjudicator from Guinness World Records, Pravin Patel, handed Microgaming, Betway Casino and 26-year-old winner Jonathon Heywood official Guinness World Records® certificates. These certificates officially recognise the world-record-breaking £13.2 million progressive jackpot win that occurred at a Microgaming powered casino called Betway Casino in October 2015.
When converted into Australian dollars, this incredible win came to approximately AU$26.7 million. The lucky spin cost the UK player from Cheshire, England, just £0.25p (approx. AU$0.50). He was also accompanied to Microgaming’s stand by Alan Alger from Betway Casino. The Microgaming CEO, Roger Raatgever, said “It was fantastic to welcome Jon to our stand at ICE for the official Guinness World Records certificate handover.
Having spent some time with him today, I can honestly say it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. We’re proud to share the world record and look forward to creating our next jackpot millionaire,” added the CEO. The former British soldier and Afghanistan veteran managed to win an incredible 52 million times his initial bet. The progressive jackpot bonus round randomly triggered and when he took a spin of the jackpot bonus wheel it ended up landing on the Mega Jackpot.
This is the largest of the four jackpots that you can play for on this pokie, but he could just as easily have ended up winning one of the other three much smaller jackpots. These include the Major Jackpot, the Minor Jackpot and the Mini Jackpot. “It’s been a few months since the win, but I still can’t quite believe I won such a life-changing amount,” said Jonathon.
“And to officially become a Guinness World Records title holder is the icing on the cake. With my winnings I’ve enjoyed some nice holidays, bought a new car, ensured my family are looked after and invested wisely for the future. It’s been incredible,” added the winner. All of these comments came directly from Microgaming’s official press desk.
The seed amount on the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot pokie will never drop below AU$1,000,000.00 and at the time of writing this jackpot has already managed to climb back up to more than AU$12.5 million. The Major Jackpot is currently worth just over AU$42,000, the Minor Jackpot is now worth around AU$100 and the Mini Jackpot is only worth around AU$15.00. These jackpots are constantly changing by the second, but the values are accurate at the time of writing.
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