We have heard some crazy stories about people winning life changing amounts of cash at online casinos. A few of us do actually strike it rich at online casinos! We have compiled at list of the biggest winners of the past few years, Enjoy and hopefully one day it will be you that strikes it rich online!
£5.88 Million – Mega Moolah/Dark Knight (ButlersBingo) – John Orchard
The biggest ever win for a UK player was scored in December 2012, when John Orchard’s 30p stake was able to secure him a heady cheque for £5.88 Million. This huge win was partly the result of the progressive jackpot phenomenon. Jackpots build up from game to game, and by creating a collective jackpot that takes contributions from slot games in other casinos worldwide, the winning amounts can become stratospheric. Indeed, the Mega Moolah chain adds even more impetus by having the jackpot built across a number of different slots games – Dark Knight being one of the more popular titles here.
£5.4 Million – Hall of Gods (BetVictor) – Anonymous
At the end of October 2013, an Aberdeenshire fisherman picked up a stunning £5.4 million – the second largest online payout in the UK – after playing the Hall of Gods video slot at BetVictor. This five-reel multimedia extravaganza offers three progressive jackpots, and the fisherman (who has chosen to remain anonymous) netted his multi-million-pound catch having started by putting in a mere 20p. The Hall of Gods is one of the Big Three (alongside Mega Moolah and Mega Fortune) of jackpot titles, and 2012 had already seen two other players (both from Scandinavia) both scooping over £6 Million.
£4.5 Million – Mega Fortune (BetVictor) – Sandro
The last few months have been rather eye-popping for BetVictor, and that £5.4 Million payout came just five months after another sizeable sum, £4.5 Million, was paid out to the player known only as Sandro, in May. This hit came from the third of the big-business five-reel video slots, Mega Fortune.
Almost £5 Million – Millionaires Club Slot (InterCasino) – Omar Baesso
While Victor might have been the online venue of the two biggest payouts of 2013, previous years have seen similarly large amounts switching bank accounts. 2007 saw a pretty sizeable win emanating from InterCasino. Omar Baesso, better known under his online alias of Obaesso, had only played the appropriately named Millionaires Club Slot for the first time that day, and quickly secured slightly over $8 Million – we’re estimating this would have been worth close to £5 Million. This was the biggest payout in dollars at the time, and allowed the blacksmith to give up his factory job and take to the skies instead.
£3.7 Million and £2.6 Million – Mega Moolah (Spin Palace and Ladbrokes Casino) – Mr L and Anonymous
Mega Moolah has paid out some very big cheques to a number of UK-based players. In 2012 and 2013, the sums of £2.6 and £3.7 Million were won by two largely anonymous players. The £3.7 Million was particularly notable for having been won from an iPhone, showing that the world of big-payouts truly can reach you wherever you are.
£1.96 Million – Deal or No Deal (JackpotJoy) – Matthew G
Such has been the success of the Noel Edmonds starrer that its online gaming equivalent has been gulping up coins across the country. Two of the biggest payouts of the last three years have been the result of this game, with this £1.96 Million win in 2010 having been preceded three months earlier by a £1.43 Million win for Paul M. Both of these wins came through the site JackpotJoy, and this site also spawned a £1.89 Million win in 2013 through the Tiki Temple game.