So where are the very best Jackpots available in the world, and who has won the most EVER? I’ve investigated this and it is not even close to a technology, but my research says the Biggest Jackpots ever won are the following:
Biggest Lottery Jackpots:
The largest 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 encaribe. The way the Spanish Christmas lottery works would be to generate plenty of winners, so a year ago 180 winners received around £3.25 million each.
The largest Single ticket Jackpot Winner in the world is certainly one of our own – Colin and Christine Weir of Scotland won £161.7 million in July. They won a multiple rollover Euro Millions Jackpot and were the only winners. To date they’ve bought a fresh house in 23 acres on the outskirts of their house 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 absolutely was shared by eight those who worked for a meatpacking plant. They elected for their winnings in cash, sharing $177,270,519.67 (after taxes), as the utmost effective prize in Powerball and Mega Millions draws derive from an annuity rather than simply straight cash – those American Lottery marketers!
Biggest Bingo Jackpot:
Britain may 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 an enormous £1.2 million. This beat the prior biggest bingo win of £1.1 million that has been won by Christine Bradfield in a bingo club in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. Soraya has been back in 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 get 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, but for casino type games, however the generally accepted top dog is really 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, a small company owner from Greece who hit the Jackpot.
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. Since will need to have been a Christmas to keep in mind!