Thursday December 10,2015 : IT'S OFFICIAL – MICROGAMING HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE BIGGEST ONLINE JACKPOT (Update)
Guinness World Records acknowledges companies award of the largest jackpot payout in online gambling.
Microgaming has officially been awarded the Guinness World Records title for the ‘Largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game’.
InfoPowa readers will recall that on 6th October this year, Microgaming’s Mega Moolah slot made history when UK player Jon Heywood hit the mega jackpot, scooping £13,213,838.68 (€17,879,645.12).
The Cheshire soldier became an instant millionaire from a 25p bet, receiving his reward in a single payment.
After a thorough approval process with evidence submitted by both Betway and Microgaming, including ratification from eCOGRA, Guinness World Records has confirmed the win as a world record. Microgaming shares the Guinness World Records achievement with operator Betway, and jackpot winner, Jon.
A spokesperson for Guinness World Records comments: “I’m pleased to confirm that the Guinness World Records title for the largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game is €17,879,645.12, which was won by Jonathan Heywood, while playing Microgaming’s Mega Moolah on Betway's website.”
Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, commented Thursday:
“When news broke about Jon’s amazing jackpot win back in October, we were overjoyed – what an incredible and heart-warming story. We’ve achieved many industry records over the years, but to be officially awarded a Guinness World Records title is a special and proud moment for us all. It cements our position in providing the largest and most exciting progressive jackpot network in the industry. We can’t wait to hang the certificate in our office reception!”