About the Winner

The biggest jackpot paid out to date

Jon Heywood who hails from Cardiff in Wales, in the United Kingdom holds the world record for winning the largest ever jackpot wins. His win, that was charted on October 6th 2015 totalled an incredible seventeen million eight hundred and seventy nine thousand six hundred and forty five Euros. The initial win was made in pound sterling but for the purposes of the payout it was converted to Euros.

How the Jackpot is Won

Heywood, at the time of winning was only 26 years old and had been in the army as well as being a student. With this incredible win he now has a solid future ahead of him. He won the money playing the Microgaming progressive slot game Mega Moolah.

Mega Moolah is a five reel game with twenty five paylines. The game is based on a jungle theme and includes many wild animals in its symbols. There are four progressive jackpots to this game. The progressive game is activated randomly so a player will never know what to expect. Once the progressive feature has been activated the player is taken to a new screen and invited to spin a multi-coloured wheel. Each colour relates to one of the jackpots and the highest jackpot the mega, is denoted by the white section on the wheel.

Heywood landed within the white section thereby winning the world’s highest paid jackpot to date.