The eye-watering £13,213,838.68 progressive jackpot win that occurred over at Betway Casino just after midnight on Wednesday 7th October, 2015, has officially been recognised by Guinness World Records as the single largest ever payout from an online slot machine. The official record is now known as ‘largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game’. The lucky winner was UK player Jonathon Heywood.

The 26-year-old from Cheshire made an initial deposit of £30 and the lucky spin set him back just £0.25. The progressive jackpot bonus round randomly triggered and from there he went on to win the life-changing sum of money which had been rapidly climbing for more than four months. Speaking at the time of his win, the lucky player said, “It’s all so surreal, and I can’t come to terms with it just yet, I just kept staring at my screen and seeing this huge number in my Betway account.”

Microgaming announced the latest news on December 10th after a thorough approval process was completed with evidence being submitted by both Microgaming and Betway Casino. The win was also ratified by an internationally accredited online casino testing agency known as eCOGRA (eCommerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance).

“I’m pleased to confirm that the Guinness World Records title for the largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game is €17,879,645.12, which was won by Jonathan Heywood, while playing Microgaming’s Mega Moolah on Betway's website,” said a spokesperson for Guinness World Records. “And Jon is certainly in the moolah now, thanks to his exceptional stroke of luck,” added the spokesperson.

The Microgaming CEO, Roger Raatgever, also commented the Guinness World Records latest recognition. He said, “When news broke about Jon’s amazing jackpot win back in October, we were overjoyed – what an incredible and heart-warming story. We’ve achieved many industry records over the years, but to be officially awarded a Guinness World Records title is a special and proud moment for us all.”

He finished by saying “It cements our position in providing the largest and most exciting progressive jackpot network in the industry. We can’t wait to hang the certificate in our office reception!” All of the comments contained above came directly from Microgaming’s official website. Sign up to Betway Casino today and you can claim up to £1,000 from the attractive new player welcome bonus. You can claim this bonus cash over your first three deposits.

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