UK player nets £13.2 million win on Mega Moolah
Afghanistan veteran Jon Heywood vowed to invest some of his new-found wealth in medical care for his father, who needs a heart and lung transplant, stating:
"That's more important than anything. Family comes first and I'd give all this money back for him to be healthy again."
He added: "I'm trying not to get carried away and I really don't know what else I'm going to buy with the money, apart from a yellow Bentley Continental GT. I never even dreamed of driving a Bentley, let alone owning one. I've got a Fiat Punto at the moment."
Betway spokesman Alan Alger hailed British soldier Jon Heywood as a worthy winner of a record £13.2m jackpot on the Microgaming slot Mega Moolah. Alger said:
“We couldn't be happier for Jon - he's an incredibly nice guy and his family will benefit immensely from his huge win. Having met him the day after his win we can honestly say that it couldn’t happen to a nicer young man."
Microgaming CEO Roger Raatgever commented:
"Our progressive jackpot network has set many records since its inception, but I’m absolutely overjoyed to say that our software has generated the world’s largest ever online jackpot win. Many congratulations to Jonathon on this life-changing and historic win!”
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than almost any other slot, Mega Moolah has been slightly overshadowed in recent years by Net Entertainment;s Mega Fortune which yielded a world-beating win of over €18 million, but Betway’s win surpasses that, taking Mega Moolah back to the top of the pile once again.
Mega Moolah’s jackpot has been the subject of considerable speculation recently as its size grew to record levels, prompting an extraordinary level of wagering which has both pushed up the total on offer as well as heightened the likelihood of a win, and Mr Heywood’s well-deserved success will no doubt persuade more players to try the game out.
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