There has recently been a lot of negative press coverage in the United Kingdom surrounding online gambling. Despite this, it is easy to understand why gambling has always been a popular pastime.
In 2021, online gambling is now regulated and safe and a fair amount of people are quite a bit richer for it.
In this article, we look at some of the largest wins in online gambling history. As always, the team at Candid Gambling advocate gambling responsibly at all times.
1. Mega Moolah (£5.3 million)
Mega Moolah is a progressive jackpot slot. This type of online slot gives players the possibility to win life changing sums of money. Every time a player spins the reels on a progressive jackpot slot, a percentage of their stake is added to a prize jackpot. This jackpot can be triggered randomly at any point. Once triggered, the jackpot can reward players with potentially millions of pounds. As was the case of Mr Rawiri Pou!
When Mr Pou scooped £5.3 million whilst playing Mega Moolah a few years ago. Mega Moolah is known for giving out life changing sums of money to the lucky gamblers who trigger the jackpot.
Mr Pou scooped the prize after everything fell in his favour. Of course, Pou did not expect to win the jackpot when he logged into his casino account. But this is what attracts people to jackpot casino games – there is always that small chance of scooping a big win, no matter who you are!
2. Mega Moolah (£13.2 million)
In October 2015, a former British army soldier became a multi-millionaire after he won a world record £13.2 million jackpot playing at Betway Casino.
Jon Heywood from Cheshire, England won the huge Mega Moolah jackpot after staking just 25p according to the casino. Although we wonder how much was staked overall in reality!
The news went viral with almost every large newspaper in Britain covering the story. Great publicity for Betway who did all they could to highlight how the former soldier won the jackpot playing at their online casino.
The Mega Moolah jackpot can be won at a variety of online casinos though. The jackpot becomes so high as players across numerous casinos add to it.
3. Mega Fortune (£17.4 million)
Several years ago, a gambler from Finland scooped the Mega Fortune jackpot for a sweet £17.4 million.
Similar to Mega Moolah, Mega Fortune is a progressive jackpot slot which has the nickname, the Millionaire Maker.
Thanks to a bet of just £0.20, the Finn gambler was able to turn his life upside-down when he turned the small amount into a life changing sum of money.
4. Hall of Gods (£5.8 million)
Hall of Gods is a Norse themed progressive jackpot slot from NetEnt. Played across 5 reels and 20 paylines, Hall of Gods offers extremely lucky players huge payouts!
In 2017, a player from Scotland hit the jackpot for £5.8 million. Betting around £5 per spin (quite a large amount), the gambler hit the jackpot within an hour of making his first bet for the day.
According to one blog, the player celebrated by phoning his wife and asking her if winning such an amount of money was even possible. The player said that he will spend his winnings on some Liverpool season tickets for himself and his family. he also stated that he was going to take his family to Disney World.
5. Bet on Leicester To Win the 2016 Premier League Title (£20,000)
With odds at the beginning of the 2015/16 Premier League season set at 5000/1, nobody thought that Leicester City were in with a chance of winning the Premier League Crown. Nobody that is, apart from Leigh Herbert.
Lucky gambler Herbert scooped £20,000 from a bet of just £4! In 2021, you will be hard-pressed to find any Premier League team with such long odds. After Leicester won the title, the bookies realised that offering odds on any of the 20 teams to win the title were much too long.
Whether or not we see another Leicester miracle anytime soon remains to be seen. Since their Premier League title, Leicester are now comfortably one of the best teams in the division under manager Brendan Rodgers.
These five winners are proof that gambling is able to make millionaires out of people. However, winning scooping jackpots is no easy thing and you should be aware that the players above had a lot of luck on their side.
If you have any big win stories, please get in touch with the team at Candid Gambling.