We love playing and exploring the wide variety of games you can find at an online casino, but it’s always exciting to imagine what it would be like to possibly win big, and take home some prizes on a bet or a spin – while playing responsibly, of course!
Casino games are completely unpredictable, and there’s no guarantee that you’ll win; nevertheless, it can be interesting to hear about other players who got to walk away with jackpot prizes. In this post, we’re going to cover some of the most notable online casino wins in recent history, focusing on progressive slot games.
5 of the largest online casino wins in recent history
If you’re new to progressive jackpots, you might find the size of some of these wins quite surprising, but they come about because every time a new player joins, the prize pot gets bigger – until someone hits the winning combination. As you can imagine, this can add up to some seriously big jackpots.
If you play online casino games regularly, there’s a good chance you might have already heard about some of these prize-winners. If you’re a newbie, you might also be pleased to know that it’s possible to win, even on your first game – yes, it does actually happen!
Read on to find out about some of the biggest winners to date on a few of the most popular games online (some of which you may have already played yourself):
£5 million*: Microgaming’s Mega Moolah
New Zealander Rawiri P won one of the most sizeable progressive jackpot slots ever on Friday, 17 June 2016. Pou was playing the online slots game Mega Moolah when he hit the jackpot for NZ$10,144,395.82 (more than £5 million).
As you can imagine, the winner was reportedly over the moon with this payout, even though he had only been looking for a bit of light entertainment at the time. It looks like Lady Luck was most definitely on his side that day!
£6.4 million: NetEnt’s Hall of Gods
When a player called Neil from Scotland decided to play Hall of Gods in 2017, he’d have had no idea that his encounter with some mythical Norse legends would see him walk away with just over £6.3 million – the largest amount that the casino had ever paid out to anyone at the time.
As an ardent Liverpool supporter, Neil reportedly said after landing the jackpot that he was thinking about buying season tickets for the club. He also said he was going to donate a portion of his winnings to Macmillan Cancer Research, which certainly warmed more than a few hearts out there!
£10.2 million: NetEnt’s Mega Fortune
One of the first big wins from playing slots online was taken home by a Norwegian student, who started to play a few games when he couldn’t sleep on 24 September 2011.
Well, he probably wouldn’t have slept much for the rest of the night, since he managed to take home €11.7 million (about £10.2 million) playing Mega Fortune, which evidently was an appropriate name for the game on this particular occasion!
£12.8 million: Microgaming’s Mega Moolah
As if Mega Moolah wasn’t done yet, a Swedish player managed to win €14,239,532.84 (about £12.8 million) while playing the game in August last year.
The player, who chose to remain anonymous, reportedly said they’d always dreamed of winning. However, when they did, it felt like it was a bit of a joke!
£13.2 million: Microgaming’s Mega Moolah
A former soldier from the UK, at just 25 years old, broke records in October 2015 when he won a £13.2 million jackpot prize – also while playing Microgaming’s Mega Moolah.
His win even managed to break a Guinness World Record, which beat a former record for a Mega Fortune jackpot. One of the craziest things about this story is that it only cost him 25p to play and he’d only been playing for about 25 minutes when he scooped the prize.
£15.4 million: NetEnt’s Mega Fortune