10 Of The World's Biggest Jackpot Wins
Good morrow knights and maidens of Castle Jackpot, almost everyone who spins the reels of our collection of online slots or browses through the live casino games we have on offer will be looking for the potential to win large jackpot prizes.
Although many people who spin the reels of our slots or play our collection of online casino games won’t become incredibly rich overnight, for some very lucky players in land-based and online casino players, this has become a reality, and to prove the theory we’ve put together a list of some of the world's most impressive jackpots that have ever been recorded.
What Are The Biggest Slot Game Wins?
The Guinness World Record for the biggest online slot win ever is by Jon Heywood, who won £13.2 million on the popular Mega Moolah slot game. A 26-year-old British soldier, he managed to scoop the jackpot prize by placing a 25p bet just minutes after opening his account.
While online slot games gain in popularity, players who spin the reels of Las Vegas’ classic Megabucks slot machines are still the winners when it comes to huge jackpots. The biggest ever recorded slot win went to a software engineer from LA who bet $100 on Megabucks at Excalibur in Las Vegas back in 2003. Winning $39.7 million on this single bet, this still remains the largest single win ever within a Vegas casino.
The largest recorded jackpot win in Europe went to a Finnish gentleman who scooped a massive €17,861,800 for wagering only 25 cents before he matched the winning combination on the reels.
Spinning the reels of the same slot as our Finnish winner - Mega Fortune - one Norwegian man who decided to play online slots instead of counting sheep hit the jackpot to a tune of €11,736,375 back in 2011.
While it may not be as large as €11 million, a German player who also chose to spin the reels of Mega Fortune slot (we’re sensing a theme here) managed to scoop a €3.5 million jackpot after depositing just €2 into the machine.
What Is The Biggest Amount Won In Poker?
Online slots aren’t the only casino game which can provide players with big wins and with poker being one of the most popular games within a land-based and online casino setting, we’ve branched out to explore some of the biggest prizes that players have managed to win.
The highest single poker tournament payout in history goes to the skilful Antonio Esfandiari, who won $18.35 million in the 2012 Big One for One Drop World Series of Poker event. The event had 48 entries and a total prize pool of $42.67 million. The tournament, which takes place every year, has made many millionaires with the jackpot prizes on offer - with Justin Bonomo beating Fedor Holz in 2018 to win a $10 million first prize.
It’s another tournament within the US that takes second spot in our biggest poker tournament wins, and this time it was 23-year-old Dan Colman who defeated 41 other players to win $15.3 million back in 2014.
Biggest Jackpot Won On A Mobile Device
- The introduction of modern technology into the online casino world shows us that jackpots can now be won anywhere at any time, and one lucky player learned this when she bagged the biggest jackpot slots win ever won on a mobile device in August 2016. Known as D.P., she won €7.9 million using an iPad after only making a small deposit of €1!
Biggest Casino Wins From History
As we conclude our list of jackpot wins, we need to venture to other parts of the casino to find players who, instead of spinning the reels of online slots or sitting at poker tables, instead choose to visit the roulette tables.
No list of great winnings would be complete without mentioning Charles Wells, who won around 2,000,000 francs in 1891 while playing roulette. Equating to tens of millions of dollars in modern figures, Wells proved to be the inspiration for the song 'The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo' with the winning streak of a lifetime and no real strategy at all.
But perhaps the most impressive win of all is that of Elmer Sherwin, the 76-year-old war veteran who won $4.6 million just 10 hours after The Mirage opened to the public back in 1989. What makes this win the best of them all is the fact that Sherwin carried on playing slots even after his jackpot win, and went on to win a further $21 million in the same jackpot years later, donating most of his winnings to charity.
Well there we have it loyal knights and maidens of Castle Jackpot, as it seems there is the possibility to scoop big jackpot wins within many different online casino games, just as the men and women listed above have managed to scoop life-changing jackpots with just a single bet on some occasions. If you’d like to spin the reels of our online slots then why not try the popular Rainbow Riches or Monopoly Megaways?