11 Largest Online Casino Winners in History
Online casino games can be very fun, especially if you win the progressive jackpot of the game. Whether it’s on slot machines, table games, blackjack or video poker, there are a lot of lucky players who have earned quite large sums in online casino.
When playing casino online, the excitement of hitting the winning symbol combination of the progressive jackpot at slot machines or getting the rarest hand at blackjack at home is indeed indescribable. And the possibility to play and win has never been greater.
Continue reading this article if you want to discover the top 11 winners of online casino and simple techniques they use to increase their chance.
Here are 11 biggest online casino progressive jackpot winners of all time
- Gamago, the PartyGaming VIP Club Member, $ 4.9 million
A lucky member of the Palladium Lounge at PartyGaming VIP Club, named “Gamago”, won $ 4.9 million, which was then the biggest progressive jackpot winner in the history of PartyGaming, one of the largest online casinos in the world. Gamago placed a $ 45 bet on the popular casino game on PartyCasino, Mega Fortune Wheel, on December 2, 2009 and amazingly won nearly 5 million dollar that night.
- The 26-year-old Swede, over $4.9 million
This is the greatest Christmas gift ever an online casino player can receive. On December 19, 2013, just a few days before Christmas, a 26-year-old man from Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, got the best and greatest Christmas gift of his life. The lucky man won a huge jackpot of € 4,159,181, worth about 4,962,485 USD, on the online casino Unibet playing the Arabian Nights slot machine.
This big win is the second largest prize in the history of Unibet in Sweden, and the third largest worldwide.
- Klaus E., from Finland, $ 5,5million
A lucky Finn named Klaus E. became $ 5,556,753, 68 richer in April 2008 by winning the Mega Moolah online casino Blackjack Ballroom. Klaus instantly became a millionaire on Friday, April 18, 2008, when he placed a $ 0.50 bet on the progressive Mega-Moolah slot machine and returned richer by nearly 5.56 Million. He could not believe he had won so much money and instantly. He said he was surprised and shocked. He states: “my hands were trembling!”.
Klaus is now part of a community of online casino players who have “hit big”, and joined the exclusive CasinoRewards Millionaires Club.
- The Fisherman who won $6.9 million
People from every social, racial and professional background make a fortune playing casino online. This case is about a deep sea fisherman from Aberdeenshire that has won a jackpot of £5.4 million, about 6,968,700 USD, the biggest payout so far from an online bookmaker in the United Kingdom (UK). He started by betting just 20p per spin in the Hall of Gods casino on betvictor.com, and managed to grow his winnings to more than $6 million. When asked about his feeling, he states:
“When I won, the first person I told was my wife. She was as shocked as I was. I can only compare the feeling of winning as equal, but different, from the day I saw my son born…I guess we all chase the dream and winning the biggest ever UK online jackpot has been a dream come true for me and my family as it will change our lives – we have no worries about the future now.”
- John Orchard of Lincolnshire, UK, $7, 4 million
A luck gambler, John Orchard of Lincolnshire, UK, won £ 5.8 million, which is worth about 7,484,900.00 US Dollar, playing the Dark Knight online video slot in December 2012 at Microgaming Butler’s Casino. When questioned about his plan for his future, he said before the winning he had planned to work at a Jobcentre, but no longer interested in it after winning one of the biggest online casino jackpots of all time.
He tried to cash the money immediately and contacted customer service who confirmed he was a millionaire. Now he is enjoying his wealth.
- The Gold Rally jackpot, over $7.6 million
Since the appearance of online slot machines many people managed to become multi-millionaire overnight by playing casino online, but no company had paid twice the jackpot in the same week. Gold Rally, a recent type of classic slot machine which has 3 reels and 8 paylines created by Playtech plc (a gambling software development company created in 1999), paid for the second time in a week. During the first week of December 2013, two lucky bettors collected big winnings: the first one won $ 6,347,118, while the second earned $ 277,228.
- Georgios M, from Greece, over $7.5 million
In March 2009, a winner won 6.3 million euro, about $7,516,782.00, from Mega Moolah progressive slot machine. This lucky winner name is Georgios M. This is one of the top largest wins in Mega Moolah slot in Europe. The lucky player placed a single bet of $5 which won him a massive wealth of more than 7.5 million dollar. Even the player could not believe his eyes. Frightened, he looks at the screen, and quietly state: “I can’t believe that”, he explained.
- Swedish Woman, over $9 million
A lucky woman became the biggest winner of an online casino jackpot in Sweden in November 2012 after winning € 7.6 million, more than $9 million. Even the anonymous Swedish woman could not believe she indeed won that huge sum of money. After the victory, she was a little dizzy and in disbelief.
Her winning is so far the the largest ever jackpot awarded by Unibet Casino, an online casino which offers lottery, games, and mobile casinos using Ash Gaming, ELK Studios, Blueprint Gaming, Microgaming, Felt, GTS, GECO Gaming, Genesis Gaming, Gamevy, NetEnt, NeoGames, OpenBet, NYX Gaming, Play’n GO, and others…
- Young woman from Norway, 13.9 million
The list continues with women. This time this is a young woman from Norway that won 11.7 million Euros; this is more than 13,959,738.00 US dollars. It all started one sleepless night of September 24, 2011. The woman could not sleep and decided to play online casino on Betsson.com. She earned 11.7 million Euros.
She was later bestowed the Guinness World Record of “the Person who won the biggest progressive jackpot ever.”
- The Scandinavia 40-year-old man, over $21, 3 million
But the title would not stay long for that Norway woman. On January 20, 2013, a 40-year-old man from Scandinavia bet 25 cents and won 17,861,800 Euros at Mega Fortune slot games on NetEnt.com. This is more than $21,311,628.
When questioned about his reaction when he realized he won that much money he said: “I laughed and cried at the same time.”
- Mavis Wanczyk, $759 million
Technically, this one is not an online casino winning, but it is worth to be mentioned in the list. In OCT 2013 Wanczyk, 53, became the winner of the largest single jackpot ever in North American history after winning $758.7 million grand prize in Wednesday’s Power Ball. She purchased the winning ticket with numbers 6, 7, 16, 23, 26, and Powerball number 4, at the Pride Station & Store in Chicopee, Massachusetts.
She stated to the reporters “I couldn’t drive anywhere. I couldn’t do anything… I’m going to just hide in my bed.” She was so shocked that a co-worker had to follow her home to make sure she was fine.