$13M Mega Moolah Jackpot Hits – Update!

The details are in. Microgaming has confirmed the massive GPB 13,213,838.68 win on its Mega Moolah Slot with a 25p stake.

The record breaking progressive jackpot went to 26-year-old Jonathon Heywood, a soldier from Cheshire, while playing the jackpot Slot just after midnight on October 7th at Betway.

The currency was in pounds rather than dollars, which was initially reported, and equates to Euro 17,879,645.12 according to the exchange rate on the day. It also marks the largest online progressive jackpot ever won replacing Net Entertainment’s Euro 17,861,813 Mega Fortune jackpot win in 2013.

Following the win, Jonathon went into work. “It’s all so surreal, and I can’t come to terms with it just yet, I just kept staring at my screen and seeing this huge number in my Betway account” he said.

Betway’s spokesman, Alan Alger, said: “We are delighted for Jonathon and having met him the day after his win we can honestly say that it couldn’t happen to a nicer young man. We hope he really enjoys the World Record win”.

Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, said: “We have the longest-standing progressive jackpot network, having launched the first internet progressive jackpot in 1998, as well as the biggest, having paid out over half a billion Euros to date.

"Our progressive jackpot network has set many records since its inception, but I’m absolutely overjoyed to say that our software has generated the world’s largest ever online jackpot win. Many congratulations to Jonathon on this life-changing and historic win!”

As for his plans for all that cash, Jonathon will splurge a bit but his father is ill and needs a heart and lung transplant so he wants to ensure he gets the quality healthcare he deserves.

"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," he said.

"I'm trying not to get carried away and I really don't know what else I'm going to buy with the money, apart from a yellow Bentley Continental GT. I never even dreamed of driving a Bentley, let alone owning one. I've got a Fiat Punto at the moment!"
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    AlphaDouche

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    That is an amazing thing that happened to that young man. I could only imagine what i would be feeling or thinking if that ever happened to me. I play the lottery all the time never really thinking i will hit it big. It would be as surreal and unbelievable as anything that could happen. I am happy for him and hope it brings him happiness.
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    Wow! What a great thing to happen to someone who really could use it. Think! If he saves his father's life. Sad that money could well be the factor that really weighs the most in such a situation, but at least it sounds like something really meaningful could happen from this tale of big money won. Did he actually show up for work the next day? He did say he was still in disbelief...or maybe he just likes his mates on the job.?
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    Congrats to 26-year-old Jonathon Heywood on his world record win. what a great young man to think the first thing he will do is to get his ill dad all the medical needs for his lung and heart transplant. sometime god just makes miracles happen for a reason and this is proof that they do happen. hope it all goes good for him and his ailing father.
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    First, let me say, OMG and congratulations to this 26-year-old Jonathon Heywood. This is the kind of life changing or maybe life giving event that is truly a miracle for this winner and his family. If I could wish for something, not for myself, it would be that gamblers who are ill or have family members that need a jackpot win to save their lives, get it and get it exactly when they need it. After that, I would like a win like that one next...........
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    woooooow what a lucky man, win 17,879,645.12 Euro with a 0,25 bet OMG. i'm wondering what he gonna do with all that money, goes to las vegas spent some money for gambling or maybe build he's own casino house / online casino. I can not imagine myself how I would react with this kind of big win. i hope this guy knows how spend all the money and do it right. congratz to him and his family.
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    Outstanding win...I am just still can't believe that it was hit with only 0.25 bet. I am played this game a bit with such bet , and i could only say aaaaaaaah why not me? Well, anyway, huge congrats to the winner, no doubts it is life changing win. And i am happy that it was won with such betsize, because it give a feeling that everyone have a chance!
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    Sick win! I would probably cry and laugh all at the same time if that would have been happened to me! And went to work following day, i would call my boss instantly and say i QUIT and started to planning some awesome Vegas trip! BTW very funny fact that this progressive was raising untypically long for megamoolah jackpot and how it just happens to break the world record win in euros , good marketing tactic from microgaming! (tinfoilhat)
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    Congratz to the lucky winner, awesome win 17,879,645.12 Euro with a 0,25 bet OMG, I would be shaking for weeks. I mean I hit 100 with 0,25 bet and my adrenaline goes high, I can not imagine myself how I would react with this kind of win.;) Congratz again I hope he will well spend the winnings.
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    The man is claimed, that he's ok with Fiat Punto and he's not gonna buy Bugatti Veyron. The most important thing, set the priorities. Family members and health, should be every people in the world's priority. The funny thing, that all is happy. MG JACKPOT NETWORK MADE about 100mln. Euro profit, by building this monster. The lucky person also will give money back, to economy. Whatever you win, it's always great feeling. Again, best regards, for that lucky!=)
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    Wow, he was in manchester too, it was on my local news. lucky lucky guy. from 25p too, crazy crazy, i wonder what his balance was before he won it :P I hope the guys dad gets better, it doesnt say what is wrong with him, cant find that info out. But i wish him all the best and enjoy all his winnings, i wonder if he was a member of this site? would be awesome if he was. but we probably would have seen a thread about it from him if he was. :)

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