See who have managed to receive the highest Jackpot payouts from online slots. Find out whether they manage to maintain their wealth.
Gambling has won people money. Huge sums of money. Punters have gone from a state of poverty to riches with just one round of play, or a few rounds. Lives have been transformed. Or have they? The truth is, even with the one in a million chances of winning a jackpot, or huge prizes from gambling, there are people that have won money. Large sums of money. And these people's lives have not been the same ever since.
While all online gambling games can give you victory, including table games like the roulette for real money cash, most wins have been from the slots. The focus here will be on largest jackpots ever won from playing slots. There is proof that there are real-life gambling successes. Here are a few.
Online Slot Jackpot Winners
This will probably make sense if we start from the 10th highest slot jackpot and climax with the highest jackpot ever won. So here we go;
This jackpot was won on the 8th April 2016, by an anonymous young man in New Zealand. The jackpot was won after a game of the Dark Knight by Microgaming. The actual amount that was won was AU$10,423,223.
Nicknamed Wellzy, won this amount after a game of Mega Fortune on BGO Online Casino. Although he chose to remain anonymous, Wellzy, a citizen of the UK was in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest amount ever won from an online slot for a while.
A Swedish lady was only going by the initials L.G. (Life's Good, maybe) played a game of Hall of Gods by Net Entertainment on a regular day in November of 2012. That day would change her life forever after she won the jackpot worth €7.6 million. This Norse mythological themed slot would see L.G. relocate to Thailand with her family and bought a house and a car.
Rawiri Pou will live to remember June 17th, 2016, the Friday; he became an instant sensation when he won NZ$10,143,123 over a game of Mega Moolah on Casinoland.com. Hopefully, he is still living his best life, yet, since then.
D.P. another female punter was playing her Mega Moolah on the Zodiac casino on her her phone. Next thing she saw was a notification of her tremendous win of an amount she probably only dreamt of if she was that ambitious. This amount goes on record as the highest ever won while playing on a mobile device, her iPad. D.P. chose to remain anonymous, and we wish her the best life as she goes about spending the grand moolah.
November, 5th 2016, Mr. Marcus Goodwin, a Canadian, was playing Mega Moolah on YakoCasino. Goodwin would get a good win from his game and his life, and that of his family changed forever, or so we hope.
The 8th of November, 2015, was probably just another ordinary, maybe even boring, day for one Alexander. The player from Sweden decided to indulge in some online gaming to kill the boredom, hoping for the usual small wins and losses. Lady luck decided, why not visit Alexander, today? And Alexander would end up €8,577,104 richer. The player has remained low-key since his win. We sure hope the money was put to good use.
Betsson.com casino produced a winner on September 24th, 2011. A young Norwegian man would play the Mega Fortune slot on that day and join the list of young millionaires.
A Finnish 40-year-old man decided to play a few games on the PFO Casino to pass time, perhaps entertain himself. Placing 25 cents bets on Mega Fortune, another slot courtesy of Microgaming. A few spins later, this punter, who opted to remain anonymous, would hold a place in the Guinness Book of World records for his close to 20 million jackpot win. And another person was an instant millionaire!
This amount was won by a Corporal of the United Kingdom becoming a world record holder and is listed in the Guinness Book of World records. Jonathan Heywood won this amount on October, 6th, 2015 after a game of Mega Moolah, one of the largest progressive jackpots there is. The game was played on the Betway online Casino. This still remains the highest jackpot ever won. Heywood played with a ₤30 placing 25p per spin and a few spins later, the 25-year-old (then) was an instant millionaire.
Downside to Instant Riches
There is a trend that you have probably noticed already. The people that have worked hard to become millionaires or billionaires usually maintain that status quo over the years. If anything, their wealth keeps increasing. They know the pain of starting something from nothing and growing it into something. Because of the lessons they have accrued as they started their business, they are keen on how they spend their money. If they splurge, at least they have measures in place to make the money grow.
This, however, is not the case with overnight winners. Most punters receive the money and want to do everything, literally. The good, and the vices. In the end, the only show of wealth for some of these people is recorded information in the media, the internet, and the casinos they won at. Okay, it is not every one of them, yes. Some go on to successfully invest their wins and are living better lives, but others manage to successfully squander millions on alcohol, drugs and partying.
There are hundreds of other huge jackpot wins besides those Illustrated here. This goes to show that gambling can lead to some great success stories. Importantly is, however, how to use the win. It's always important to hire a financial manager to avoid ending up bankrupt, or in a state worse than the one you were in before your "golden handshake."