Progressive slots can change lives in an instant and that’s exactly what happened to one lucky English casino fan last week when he won around €18m playing an online progressive jackpot slot!
Jon Heywood, a 26-year-old from Cheshire in the north west of England, won an amazing $20.2m playing at European online casino Betway. Unfortunately US players can’t play at Betway but there are plenty of other US-friendly casinos that offer huge progressive jackpots, with several Realtime Gaming slots boasting jackpots of around $2m.
Heywood had previously toured in Afghanistan with the British Army but he can put all work concerns aside now after landing his massive win on the famous Mega Moolah slot. The win, believed to be a world record for an online slot, is even more astounding given that the lucky Brit was playing for around 38 cents per spin!
Microgaming, who provide the slot’s software, said his company had paid out more than €500m in progressive jackpots since the company was founded in 1998 and said they hoped Heywood would enjoy his “life-changing and historic win”.
In terms of how he spends his fortune, Heywood has prioritized his family, with the number one item on his list the best possible medical attention for his father, who requires a lung and heart transplant. Next on his list is a luxurious cruise around the Mediterranean for his family and friends and then, having looked after others, his thoughts turned to an upgrade on his aging Fiat Punto car.
His current vehicle costs around $15,000 but the 26-year-old multi-millionaire said, “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!”
The classy Bentley will set him back around $250,000 but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be getting too carried away with his win – he kept it secret for three days! We don’t know how he managed to hide a $20m slots win – we get excited if we hit a bonus round! He even went to work the next day after his amazing win but we doubt he’ll be going back anytime soon!