2017 was a record year for online casino players in the UK when it came to jackpots – and there are already signs that 2018 could be just as lucky. Take a look at some of the UK’s biggest online casino jackpot winners in recent years and take the positive mood with you the next time you have a progressive session on your favorite online slot machines.
The Epic £13.2 Million Mega Moolah Jackpot Win
Not many people believe that online slots can win a sum of money that makes an average lottery win seem modest – but it always happens with British jackpots. In recent years, one of the UK player’s biggest and most memorable jackpot wins has been the £ 13.2m win won by Jonathan Haywood of Cheshire in October 2015. He was a soldier on tour in Afghanistan It looks like Lady Luck lit a real hero when she decided where to send the jackpot. Jonathan said he plans to use part of the profits to treat his sick father, which makes the profit even more heartwarming. There is more good news for anyone looking to make a profit of several million or even a few hundred thousand – you don’t have to spend a small fortune. Jonathan won his millions with a 25p spin.
2017 Lucky for UK Slot Jackpots – Will 2018 be the Same?
While we’re talking about Mega Moolah, the progressive jackpot slot game in 2017 was incredibly lucky. A record-breaking 12 progressives were paid out in the calendar year. In fact, the best year so far has only paid out six big wins. If 2018 is yet to start, this year could be just as hot with a win of over £ 2m already claimed by a Canadian player. OK, so it wasn’t won in the UK, but according to the law of averages, should these shores be reached soon? After all, the game paid out 55.6 million in different currencies to progressive jackpot winners in 2017.
Beginner’s Luck – The £6.3 Million Slot Win
The luck of 2017 is evident in the amazing story of the British casino player, who made a huge profit of several million – even though he was an absolute novice. The player, known only as “Neil from Aberdeen”, has deposited £ 30 into his new Casumo account and wagered £ 4 on the Hall of Gods progressive jackpot slot. He was sitting in his kitchen, watching the jackpot hit and a £ 6.3 million number flashing on the screen – talk about having to put the kettle on! The win was also a record for Casumo Casino, though the site paid out to five multi-million pound winners in 2017.
Jackpots Keep on Rolling for UK Gamers
The jackpot slot wins above highlight just a small selection of huge pay-outs that have been won by British gamer in the past few years. The biggest wins are yet to match those of the National Lottery – such as 2017’s biggest win of £24.5 million just before the start of 2018 – but progressive slots offer more entertainment and more chances to win.
As shown by the examples highlighted, many progressive jackpot wins worth millions of pounds go to gamers with modest bankrolls and budgets. You can bet sensibly and still be in with a chance of being a big winner. Will 2018 smash the current jackpot record, or the number of people winning million-plus pay-outs in 2017? Only time will tell – but you have to be in it to win it!