So where are the best Jackpots to be enjoyed on earth, and who has won the most EVER? I’ve investigated this and it’s far from a research, but my research says the Biggest Jackpots ever won are as follows:
Biggest Lottery Jackpots:
The greatest Lottery Prize Funds reside not in the United States, in Spain, where in actuality the 2011 Spanish Christmas Lottery had a Prize Fund of £1.2 billion and a Jackpot of £587 million gboslot. How a Spanish Christmas lottery works would be to generate lots of winners, so this past year 180 winners received around £3.25 million each.
The greatest Single ticket Jackpot Winner on earth is among our personal – Colin and Christine Weir of Scotland won £161.7 million in July 2011. They won a multiple rollover Euro Millions Jackpot and were the sole winners. Up to now 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 vocation in throwing cars around a track. The greatest headline jackpot of $365 million occurred on February 18, 2006 and was won with a single ticket in Nebraska. It had been shared by eight individuals who worked for a meatpacking plant. They elected to receive their winnings in cash, sharing $177,270,519.67 (after taxes), as the most truly effective prize in Powerball and Mega Millions draws are based on an annuity rather than straight cash – those American Lottery marketers!
Biggest Bingo Jackpot:
Britain may be the land of Bingo, and the greatest 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 last 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 news 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 the millions, and can be won at the push of a switch rather than 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. Now that must have been a Christmas to remember!