Jonathan Heywood’s colossal £13,213,838.68 win on Microgaming’s Mega Moolah has officially set the Guinness World Record for largest online slot jackpot payout.
In UK gambling news, Heywood’s mega jackpot win has earned Microgaming a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The astonishing win—which GamingZion reported a few months ago–happened on October 6th, when Heywood made a 25p bet and became an instant millionaire. He received his millions in a single payment from Microgaming.
Since Heywood’s win, a thorough approval process with evidence submitted by Betway and Microgaming has been underway, including ratification from eCOGRA. Eventually the largest online slot jackpot payout was confirmed by Guinness World Records, who split the achievement between Betway, Microgaming, and Heywood.
Microgaming proud of largest online slot jackpot payout title
Microgaming is exceptionally proud to be the British internet casino software provider that contributed to the setting of a new world record for largest online slot jackpot payout. Says CEO of Microgaming, Roger Raatgever: “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!”
“I’m pleased to confirm that the Guinness World Records title for the largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game is £13,213,838.68, which was won by Jonathan Heywood, while playing Microgaming’s Mega Moolah on Betway’s website. And Jon is certainly in the moolah now, thanks to his exceptional stroke of luck,” added a spokesperson for Guinness World Records.