A new record for the Guinness World Records has been registered in 2015, on October 6th, by one of the games created by Microgaming. I’m talking about Mega Moolah, a slot machine which awarded the biggest jackpot prize from an online slot. It was a prize of €17,879,645.12, though awarded in the GBP equivalent. The prize was won by a player called Jon Heywood, at Betway UK. The spin cost him only 25p. The certificate was issued by Guinness World Record, and given to Microgaming and to Jon, at the stand of the former, found at ICE Totally Gaming 2016.
After the certificate was presented, there was also a Q&A, where those present could talk to Jon, the winner of that jackpot, which was worth 52 million times more than he wagered.
Asked about it, Jon Heywood declared that he is still in disbelief at the amount that he won, certainly a big enough one to change his life for the better. The fact that he also broke a record and got recognized for it is the icing on that particular cake. Talking about what he did with the money, he mentioned that he already went out on a couple of nice holidays, that he got himself a new car, that he took care of his family and invested money for the future as well.
The CEO of Microgaming, Roger Raatgever, has welcomed Heywood at their ICE stand, and mentioned how nice of a guy he is, after spending some time with him that same day. He also said that he’s looking forward to creating the next jackpot millionaire as well.