So where are the best Jackpots available in the world, and who has won the most EVER? I’ve looked into this and it is far from a research, but my research says the Biggest Jackpots ever won are as follows:
Biggest Lottery Jackpots:
The biggest Lottery Prize Funds reside not in the United States, however in Spain, where in actuality the 2011 Spanish Christmas Lottery had a Prize Fund of £1.2 billion and a Jackpot of £587 million fin88 slot. The way the Spanish Christmas lottery works is always to generate lots of winners, so a year ago 180 winners received around £3.25 million each.
The biggest Single ticket Jackpot Winner in the world is one of 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 only winners. So far they have bought a fresh 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 lifetime career in throwing cars around a track. The biggest headline jackpot of $365 million occurred on February 18, 2006 and was won with a single ticket in Nebraska. It was shared by eight people who worked for a meatpacking plant. They elected to receive their winnings in cash, sharing $177,270,519.67 (after taxes), as the top prize in Powerball and Mega Millions draws derive from an annuity rather than straight cash – those American Lottery marketers!
Biggest Bingo Jackpot:
Britain is 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 huge £1.2 million. This beat the prior biggest bingo win of £1.1 million that 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 into the millions, and could be won at the push of a button rather than once a week. They’re much harder to verify, but also for casino type games, nevertheless 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 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 will need to have been a Christmas to keep in mind!