Online bookmaker Betway, with software provider Microgaming, have been confirmed as a world record holder by Guinness World Records organisation following the announcement of their jackpot handout.
The operator is now able to claim the official title of ‘largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game’ ever.
A tidy sum of £13,213,838.68 was awarded to Jon Heywood of Cheshire via Microgaming’s Mega Moolah online slot. This trumped the previous record, which was set in Finland in 2013, by over £13,000.
Betway and software provider Microgaming submitted extensive evidence to Guinness World Records, including ratification from online gaming authority eCOGRA, to prove the jackpot’s legitimacy. The record will be shared with winner Heywood.
A Guinness World Records spokesperson, said: “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. And Jon is certainly in the moolah now, thanks to his exceptional stroke of luck.”
Betway spokesman Alan Alger said: “Guinness World Records is the most respected adjudicator of world records on the planet and this proves beyond doubt that Betway hands out the biggest jackpots to their players.
“Having the record is a great honour, however the main point is that we keep changing the lives of players just like Jon, who won this huge jackpot in minutes and from just a 25p spin.”