Largest Online Casino Jackpot Record Broken at over 17.8 million

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The jackpot won on January 20th is set to attract a few more players to online casino games! A lucky player has just won an amazing €17,861,813, the largest online casino jackpot ever won! The jackpot was won on Net Entertainment’s hugely popular Mega Fortune progressive jackpot slot game.

The Mega Fortune game is a progressive slot with five reels, three rows and 25 pay lines. The game also offers scatters, wilds and free spins. The game is very popular as it offers three jackpots – the Rapid Jackpot, the Major Jackpot and the Mega Jackpot.

The jackpot had been growing at an incredible rate for months and it eventually reached €17,861,813 when a lucky player at managed to trigger the correct winning combination. The jackpot was won by a 40 year old Finnish player on January 20.

2013 will certainly be a lucky year for him with one of the best start he could have dreamed of. The lucky online casino player will instantly make it into the richest list in Finland. The huge jackpot will be paid tax free straight into the player’s account.

The €17.8 million jackpot has smashed previous record which has been set at €11.7 million in September 2011 at Betsson Casino.

Since online gambling began in the late 1990’s, the jackpots have been growing bigger. Other amazing online casino jackpots have included 4.17 million won at Spin Palace in 2010 on the Mega Moolah progressive slot, €6.3 million won at River Belle Casino or $1.4 million won at Roxy Palace Casino.

Everyone at Net Entertainment is said to be delighted to have broken the record. The Stockholm based online casino software provider was expecting the jackpot to hit for some time but it is impossible to predict when a progressive jackpot will be won. Many had been holding their breath for many months expecting the jackpot to be won but it just kept on growing.

Mega Fortune progressive slot can be played at many online casino and each be on the network will contribute to the giant progressive jackpot.

Congratulations to the winner who is said to be a 40 year old man from Helsinki and let’s hope that online casino games can turn many more players into millionaires in the future. The online jackpot will be listed on the Guinness Book of World Records alongside other gambling records such as the biggest online poker pot ever played (Patrik Antonius vs Isildur) or the longest ever poker game (Phil Laak player for 115 hours in Las Vegas in 2010).

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