So where are the very best Jackpots available in the world, and who has won the absolute most EVER? I’ve investigated this and it’s far from a technology, but my research says the Biggest Jackpots ever won are the following:
Biggest Lottery Jackpots:
The greatest Lottery Prize Funds reside not in the United States, however in Spain, where in fact the 2011 Spanish Christmas Lottery had a Prize Fund of £1.2 billion and a Jackpot of £587 million fin88. What sort of Spanish Christmas lottery works is to generate plenty of winners, so this past year 180 winners received around £3.25 million each.
The greatest Single ticket Jackpot Winner in the world is among our own – Colin and Christine Weir of Scotland won £161.7 million in July 2011. They won a multiple rollover Euro Millions Jackpot and were the only real winners. To date they’ve bought a brand new house in 23 acres on the outskirts of their home town Largs in Scotland, employed a cook and sponsored an area boy racer Gregor Ramsay for a career in throwing cars around a track. The largest headline jackpot of $365 million occurred on February 18, 2006 and was won by a single ticket in Nebraska. It absolutely was shared by eight people who worked for a meatpacking plant. They elected for their winnings in cash, sharing $177,270,519.67 (after taxes), as the very best prize in Powerball and Mega Millions draws are based on an annuity rather than straight cash – those American Lottery marketers!
Biggest Bingo Jackpot:
Britain could be the land of Bingo, and the largest ever win at bingo was in 2008 whenever a 38 year old cleaner Soraya Lowell, from Lanarkshire won a massive £1.2 million. This beat the prior biggest bingo win of £1.1 million which was won by Christine Bradfield in a bingo club in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. Soraya has been back the headlines recently after being sued for Bankruptcy by South Lanarkshire Council over unpaid Council Tax debts. Go figure.
Online Slots and Casino Jackpots
Online Jackpots regularly enter into the millions, and could be won at the push of a key rather than just once a week. They’re much harder to verify, however for casino type games, but the generally accepted top dog is a student from Norway who won £9.5 million on Bettsons Mega Fortune game in 2009.
Casino game Mega Moolah has paid out a stupendous £5.3m to Georgios M, your small business owner from Greece who hit the Jackpot in 2011.
In the UK, the enigmatically named “Taaloo1” won £3,9 million on the Clover Rollover Slots Jackpot game on Christmas Eve 2010 via the Bet 365 website. Given that will need to have been a Christmas to remember!