So where are the very best Jackpots to be had in the world, and who has won the absolute most EVER? I’ve looked into 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, 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 gboslot. What sort of Spanish Christmas lottery works is to generate lots of winners, so this past year 180 winners received around £3.25 million each.
The largest Single ticket Jackpot Winner in the world is one of 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 winners. To date they have bought a brand new house in 23 acres on the outskirts of their house town Largs in Scotland, employed a cook and sponsored a nearby boy racer Gregor Ramsay for a career in throwing cars around a track. The greatest headline jackpot of $365 million occurred on February 18, 2006 and was won by way of a single ticket in Nebraska. It 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 top prize in Powerball and Mega Millions draws are derived 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 each time a 38 year old cleaner Soraya Lowell, from Lanarkshire won a huge £1.2 million. This beat the last 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 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 enter the millions, and can be won at the push of a key rather than just once a week. They are much harder to verify, however for casino type games, nevertheless 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 consider!