Today Microgaming officially entered the Guinness World Records book by officially being recognized as having the 'Largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game', when a player hit the Mega Moolah Jackpot for £13,213,838.68.
The big win occurred on October 6th, 2015 and saw UK soldier Jon Heywood take home the huge prize at Betway Casino on just a 25p bet. After the win was paid out, Guinness World Records went through a lengthy process of confirming the win's details, noting that the win was certified by eCOGRA and verifying other details. The recognition finally came through today.
Commenting on the achievement Microgaming CEO Roger Raatgever said, "When news broke about Jon's amazing jackpot win back in October, we were overjoyed - what an incredible and heart-warming story. We've achieved many industry records over the years, but to be officially awarded a Guinness World Records title is a special and proud moment for us all. It cements our position in providing the largest and most exciting progressive jackpot network in the industry. We can't wait to hang the certificate in our office reception!"
A representative for Guinness World Records also commented, noting: "I'm pleased to confirm that the Guinness World Records title for the largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game is €17,879,645.12, which was won by Jonathan Heywood, while playing Microgaming's Mega Moolah on Betway's website. And Jon is certainly in the moolah now, thanks to his exceptional stroke of luck."
Those interested in viewing the official record of the win can do so here.