Sunday September 25, 2011 : Norwegian 20-something hits the biggest progressive jackpot ever
More details are now available on Saturday morning's massive Euro 11.7 million hit on Net Entertainment's progressive slot MegaFortune jackpot.
The jackpot was taken down by an as yet unidentified 20-something Norwegian man playing on a whim at the Betsson online casino.
Norwegian newspapers report that the student from Hordaland, Norway returned home in the early hours of Saturday morning after a night out at the movies, and didn't feel like immediately retiring.
He instead went online at Betsson, finding 10 free spins on Mega Fortune in his account and winning 46 Norwegian kronor. He played on with his winnings for another 11 rounds before hitting the mammoth jackpot – on a Euro 0.50 spin!.
The young instant multi-millionaire told Betsson management: "This is unbelievable, I didn’t believe it and had to call my brother and a few friends. It hasn’t really sunk in yet.
“I couldn’t sleep until 6 am due to the shock! I woke up at 7.00 am again. It was just impossible to sleep, and i am shaking and sweating. I haven’t thought about what to do with the winnings. i need to try and calm down before even thinking of what I do with the money!"
”I usually play in Betsson’s sportsbook, but I saw the huge sum of the jackpot and thought ‘Yeah! Let’s give the free spins a shoot and see what happens’. It was a shocking experience when Euro 11.7 million dropped before my eyes”, he added.
”Not even in my wildest fantasies did I ever think I would win that Euro 11.7 million jackpot. But it has happened and I am over the moon about it."
The winner has asked for and will receive expert financial advice from professional independent consultants provided by Betsson.com