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Progressive Jackpot Network Winners

 MegaMoolah JackpotMicrogaming's software powers the online gaming industry's largest Progressive Jackpot Network, with 41 games on offer to keep the jackpot enthusiasts entertained. This Progressive Jackpot Network has paid out an astonishing level of winnings - more than €320 million since the company was founded. Read about our millionaires below.

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MEGA MOOLAH PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT, POWERED BY MICROGAMING, CREATES ANOTHER INSTANT MILLIONAIRE
07 DECEMBER 2010 - ISLE OF MAN - Microgaming (www.microgaming.com), the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, announces that the Microgaming-powered, Mega Moolah progressive jackpot, has been hit at the staggering amount of €2.5million. The amount will be paid out in full in a lump sum, unique in an industry that typically adopts staggered annuity payments, so the player can enjoy the winnings immediately.
The jackpot was hit on 29th November by a Casino Splendido player. Mega Moolah is no stranger to making the headlines as three months ago, the Microgaming-powered progressive jackpot paid out a massive $4.1million and in May 2009 the progressive jackpot paid out the biggest ever recorded online jackpot win of €6.37million.
Mega Moolah has paid out over €280million in total and currently stands at 1million* with the total across all jackpots equating to 2.9million*. All progressives are available through Microgaming powered Casinos.
Notes to editors
* Winning amount shown on the progressive ticker is paid out in the currency in which the winner has played the game. Therefore, if played in the UK - 1,000,000 is paid in £s, however if in Spain, this would be 1,000,000 Euros.
MICROGAMING POWERED MEGA MOOLAH JACKPOT PAYS OUT MASSIVE $4.1MILLION
07 September 2010 - ISLE OF MAN - Microgaming (www.microgaming.com), the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, announces that the Microgaming powered Mega Moolah progressive jackpot has been hit, with the lucky winner scooping a massive $4.1million, paid out in a single payment.
Microgaming confirms that the jackpot was hit on the 29th August by a lucky Spin Palace Casino player, and is the largest Microgaming powered progressive jackpot win for 2010. This follows in the footsteps of the biggest ever recorded online jackpot win which was paid out in a single payment of €6.37m, in May 2009.
Roger Raatgever CEO said, “I am delighted that the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot has been hit again and can confirm that it was won by a player on the Spin Palace Casino. At Microgaming we are very proud that unlike some other casino jackpots, Mega Moolah guarantees a single cash payout, in full, to the lucky winner, ensuring the player receives all of the publicised cash payout.”
Mega Moolah is available through all Microgaming powered casinos, and the new jackpot level currently stands at 1.5million*. The level across all Microgaming jackpots currently stands at 3.2million*
Notes to editors
* Winning amount shown on the progressive ticker is paid out in the currency in which the winner has played the game. Therefore, if played in the UK - 1,000,000 is paid in £s, however if in Spain, this would be 1,000,000 Euros.
MEGA MOOLAH PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT HIT BY LUCKY BETWAY.COM PLAYER
09 October 2009 - ISLE OF MAN – Microgaming, (www.microgaming.com), the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, today announces that its Mega Moolah Progressive Jackpot has been hit by one lucky Betway.com player, boasting a win of over $1.2m.
Radoslaw M from Poland scooped the $1.2m jackpot with a mere 25c bet, which comes in the same year that the Mega Moolah Jackpot created the largest online slot win to date, with a win of over €6.37m in May 2009, notably paid out in one single cash payout.
When the Betway.com team called Radoslaw to congratulate him, he stated, “I was afraid to touch my computer, I was so shocked!” He said. “I’m so happy, I don’t know what to say!”
Betway.com Marketing Director, says, “Radoslaw is absolutely ecstatic about the win, he’s 29 years old and can now get married, have the honeymoon of a lifetime, and live the kind of luxurious life he and his fiancé had previously only been able to dream about.
“Betway.com is delighted to create another online slot millionaire, and we wish Radoslaw and the future Mrs M the very best for the future. We look forward to the next win for a Betway.com player on the Microgaming powered Mega Moolah Progressive Jackpot.”
Roger Raatgever, CEO Microgaming, says, “We are always thrilled when the Mega Moolah Progressive Jackpot puts another player on millionaires’ row and this is no exception. The Mega Moolah Progressive Jackpot has paid out over €260m since its inception in November 2006, and regularly creates instant millionaires – providing wins in one single cash payment.”
Notes to editors
* Winning amount shown on the progressive ticker is paid out in the currency in which the winner has played the game. Therefore, if played in the UK - 1,000,000 is paid in £s, however if in Spain, this would be 1,000,000 Euros.
The Mega Moolah Jackpot has been reset and the jackpot is rising steadily from 1,000,000*. It remains to be one of the favourite ways to play, with an enticing high jackpot, industry leading graphics and engaging game play. The Mega Moolah has four progressive jackpot levels for all levels of player: Mega Progressive, which starts at 1,000,000; Major Progressive, starting at 10,000; Minor Progressive, starting at 100, and Mini Progressive, starting at 10.
MICROGAMING CREATES YET ANOTHER MEGA MOOLAH MILLIONAIRE WHICH WILL BE PAID IN ONE SINGLE PAYMENT
8 July 2009 - ISLE OF MAN - Microgaming, the world's largest provider of online gaming software, today revealed that the Mega Moolah Progressive Jackpot powered by Microgaming has made another lucky player an instant millionaire, with a €1.17m win on unibet.com.
The 48 year-old winner from the north of Sweden won the game only a few weeks after a Greek player, Georgios M, picked up a massive €6.37m playing the same jackpot, which is still the largest online slot win ever recorded.
Unlike other casino jackpots, Mega Moolah guarantees a single cash payout in full, so the lucky winner has received the full publicised amount of €1.17m.
Petter Nylander, CEO of Unibet (unibet.com) said: "Our expression of 'Moneytainment' for everyone, anytime, everywhere is what Unibet really stands for. We are pleased to make another Unibet player into a millionaire and this is by no means the end – there's a lot more to be won on Unibet.com."
Released in November 2006, Mega Moolah is Microgaming's Progressive Jackpot Video Slot, with high quality graphics, superior game play and an ever-increasing jackpot.
Microgaming's CEO Roger Raatgever says: "It is absolutely incredible that just two months ago we announced the biggest ever online casino win through the progressive slot Mega Moolah, and yet again, so soon afterwards, it has created another millionaire. Players love the high levels of entertainment the game provides and the jackpots are truly groundbreaking.
"The future continues to be exciting with Mega Moolah as the jackpot is already over €1m again – and rising! In the meantime though, I would like to congratulate the winner on becoming the latest Mega Moolah millionaire."
Mega Moolah has four progressive jackpot levels for all levels of player: Mega Progressive, which starts at 1,000,000*; Major Progressive, starting at 10,000; Minor Progressive, starting at 100, and Mini Progressive, starting at 10.
Notes to editors
* Winning amount shown on the progressive ticker is paid out in the currency in which the winner has played the game. Therefore, if played in the UK - 1,000,000 is paid in £s, however if in Spain, this would be 1,000,000 Euros.
MICROGAMING'S MEGA MOOLAH REACHES RECORD BREAKING LEVELS AS THE HIGHEST EVER ONLINE JACKPOT IS HIT BY ONE LUCKY RIVER BELLE CASINO PLAYER
12 May 2009 - ISLE OF MAN - Microgaming, the world's largest provider of online gaming software, today announced the biggest ever online casino win through progressive slot Mega Moolah, with the winner taking away a staggering €6,374,434.
Unlike other casino jackpots, Mega Moolah guarantees a single cash payout in full to the lucky winner, ensuring the player receives all of the publicised cash payout, making today's win the largest online casino payout in history.
Georgios M, a small business owner from Greece, cleared the prize fund at River Belle Online Casino (riverbelle.com) on Saturday as the total stood at €6,374,434 (approx $8.69m). Beating all previous Mega Moolah payouts, the player has also become the highest paid winner in online casino history.
Belle Rock Entertainment's Chairman Tim Johnson had this to say about Georgios M's amazing win, "We at Belle Rock Entertainment take the utmost pleasure in seeing our players win life changing jackpots. It is an amazing accomplishment that for a single bet of €5 a valued long time River Belle player walked away with the largest online jackpots ever won. Well done and enjoy your winnings Georgios."
Lucky winner Georgios M briefly commented: "I could not believe it".
Released in November 2006, Mega Moolah is Microgaming's Progressive Jackpot Video Slot, with high quality graphics, superior game play and ever-increasing jackpot, players are drawn to the most exciting online slots experience.
Mega Moolah has four progressive jackpot levels for all levels of player: Mega Progressive, which starts at 1,000,000; Major Progressive, starting at 10,000; Minor Progressive, starting at 100, and Mini Progressive, starting at 10.
Microgaming's CEO Roger Raatgever says: "It is truly exciting that Microgaming has broken yet another record with the latest win on Mega Moolah. We are continually expanding our portfolio of casino games to provide the highest level of entertainment to consumers – but nothing tops the story of this winner, congratulations to him."
Mega Moolah is available through all Microgaming powered casinos - the new jackpot level currently stands at 1,004,373*.
Notes to editors
* Winning amount shown on the progressive ticker is paid out in the currency in which the winner has played the game. Therefore, if played in the UK - 1,000,000 is paid in £s, however if in Spain, this would be 1,000,000 Euros.
PLAYER WINS OVER $5.5 MILLION AT BLACKJACK BALLROOM ONLINE CASINO
Learn how a 50c bet turned into a $5,556,753.68 million Win!
22 April 2008 - Turku, Finland - BlackjackBallroom.com has made a VERY lucky player an incredible $5,556,753.68 richer.
Klaus E., from Finland became an instant millionaire last Friday when he placed a $0.50 bet on the Mega-Moolah Progressive Slot Machine and walked away $5.5 million dollars richer. He couldn't believe that he had won and says he was stunned and shocked and "my hands were shaking!" He hopes to pay off his apartment and go on a vacation as the first of many things he can do with his huge online casino win.
A CasinoRewards representative has said, "Klaus has just become part of an elite community of online casino players who have 'hit it big' and joined the exclusive CasinoRewards Millionaires' Club. We congratulate him on his win and look forward to joining him in his celebrations."
Blackjack Ballroom online casino is a proud partner of the long established CasinoRewards group, who has been in operation since September, 2000 and has a total of 18 popular online casinos under its loyalty program. CasinoRewards.com is part of the Microgaming community and this jackpot win has been the biggest for both established groups. Klaus has become the 4th Member of the CasinoRewards Millionaires’ club, and brought the total progressives wins across the CasinoRewards Network to over $27 Million Dollars!
Roger Raatgever, CEO, Microgaming, says, "Those that say thirteen is an unlucky number have only to take one look at Klaus E. who not only becomes the Microgaming Progressive Jackpot's thirteenth millionaire, but by far and away the biggest jackpot winner we've ever had. Mega-Moolah has been tantalising players for months now and its finally delivered on a massive scale - with $5,556,753.68 being one of the largest payouts this industry has ever seen."
Arrangements are currently being made to fly Klaus to Sydney, Australia where he will be presented with a check of his winnings and celebrate what is the biggest win in Blackjack Ballroom's history. His win proves that when luck strikes, it hits hard and you don't have to play big to win big!
With more than just online blackjack, Blackjack Ballroom features over 250 games including progressive jackpots, table games, slots and card games catering for every player.
32RED PRODUCE ANOTHER MILLIONAIRE AT THEIR AWARD-WINNING CASINO
32Red Casino player wins over a £1 million pounds playing the Major Millions progressive slot machine
26 February 2008 - Isle of Man - The award-winning online casino, 32Red, announced today that one of their players has won over £1 million pounds in the Major Millions slot machine – a progressive slot machine powered by Microgaming, the world's largest gaming software provider. 32Red have produced a number of big winners since launching their casino in 2002, but are delighted at their second millionaire in just over one year, with the latest jackpot payout of £1,094,112.81.
32Red is a Gibraltar based, fully licensed casino that has won the best online casino (www.32red.com) award every year since 2003, an unprecedented achievement. Their casino has over 20 progressive games, including 9 progressive slot machines and currently has a combined jackpot total of over £7.4 million.
The recent Major Millions winner, Anne C from Scotland, said "I could hardly believe it. First of all I won £300 and then seconds later the 5 major millions symbols fell in to place". A 32Red spokesman stated that the jackpot paid out after just two and a half minutes of Anne playing, noting, "It goes to show that just one lucky spin and anyone can win a life changing amount of cash". Anne later added, "The staff at 32Red are always so polite and have certainly got it right in terms of customer service. The young man I spoke to online when I won was delighted for me and that was such a nice feeling. Way to go 32Red!!!"
Progressive slot machines are based on a theme and a large jackpot, which accrues waiting for a certain combination of symbols to line up on a payline. Major Millions is a military themed online slot game that has a guaranteed jackpot payout of £250,000 and is also available to play via mobile phone on 32Red's mobile casino (www.32redmobile.com), provided by Microgaming's mobile distributor, Spin3.
Ed Ware, 32Red Plc CEO, commented on the win by saying, "It only seems like yesterday that Sharon H won over £1million on the King Cashalot slot, to have another progressive jackpot winner at 32Red is just great news. Congratulations to Anne and her family."
Roger Raatgever, CEO Microgaming says, "What a great start to the year. The progressive total is currently sitting at over £7m. 32Red has now created the 12th millionnaire on the network. In addition, Mega Moolah is sitting at a mouthwatering £5m. We offer the best progressive network in the business and this only goes to prove it. Everyone at Microgaming congratulates Anne on her fantastic good fortune."
32 the Lucky Number as Player Scoops Record Online Jackpot Win
January 24, 2007 - Gibraltar - UK Online Casino 32Red (www.32Red.com) today celebrated one of the biggest ever jackpot wins at an online casino, after it’s King Cashalot slot machine was hit for over £1m ($1.9m)!
The female 32Red VIP player sat down in front of her PC at her Australasian home late on Tuesday evening to play at her favourite online casino. Unbelievably it was the 32nd time she has visited 32Red since joining and within a few minutes, she was an instant millionaire as the five King Cashalot symbols slotted into place – bagging £1,000,641 ($1,987,698) for a bet of only £2.25!
She said of her win... ‘I still can't believe it. I don't think it has sunk in. I'm numb! I remember almost in slow motion how the kings dropped into place and the jackpot window appeared. I'm still finding it difficult to believe that such good fortune could happen to me. Thank you 32Red!’
CEO and founder of 32Red, Ed Ware was overjoyed by the news of the jackpot win, which will go down as one of the biggest in history...
‘Everyone at 32Red is delighted at the good fortune bestowed upon one of our players. For this to be one of the biggest ever wins online is just amazing. Add to that it is the 32nd time she has played at 32Red, you have to say that 32 really is a lucky number for her!’
Ware continued that the win came at the perfect time...
‘Not only is this the biggest ever online jackpot win at 32Red, more importantly it means that our customer can now celebrate Australia Day this Friday in style!’
King Cashalot is just one of over twenty progressive jackpots available at 32Red, all of which are part of the Microgaming Progressive Jackpot Network - the largest online progressive jackpot offering on the internet.
Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming said of the win...
‘This latest King Cashalot payout is the highest sum ever won on the Microgaming Progressive Jackpot Network and delivers our eleventh millionaire in less than four years. Our progressive has paid out over $225m in winnings during this period and with the Mega Moolah progressive now sitting at over a million dollars, it won’t be long before there is another player joining the millionaire club.’
The news of this record-breaking jackpot win comes only days after 32Red was named ‘Casino of the Year’ for the fourth year in succession, by online casino industry watchdog and player advocate Casinomeister.
Player Hits $1,427,369.74 Jackpot at RoxyPalace.com
Biggest Ever Jackpot Payout for Progressive Slot King Cashalot
April 13, 2006 - London, UK - Having placed $3.90 on RoxyPalace.com at online progressive slot King Cashalot, Amanda R from Plymouth, England became one of the UK's highest online gaming Jackpot winners, taking home a cool $1,427,369.74. Amanda had spent $240 on the day before she won, hitting the Jackpot with her 61st spin. Powered by Microgaming, RoxyPalace.com has grown from strength to strength after winning a number of awards since its launch back in 2002.
RoxyPalace.com spokesperson said, "We are delighted with this huge jackpot win Roxy Palace has always tried to give players exceptional value and entertainment as well as great customer service. We are extremely happy that our players can have the opportunity of winning such huge amounts."
Microgaming's progressive jackpot network, is the largest online progressive jackpot offering on the internet. Roger Raatgever, CEO Microgaming said, "The Microgaming team is delighted to hear that Jackpot Madness has created yet another overnight millionaire our eighth in three years, and I would like to take this opportunity to publicly pass on our congratulations to Amanda. Over the last three years, our progressive has paid out a total of $196m in winnings, which serves as testament to just how popular and successful it has become."
RoxyPalace.com is one of the most popular online casinos, especially among slot players. They have over 150 casino games including over 100 slot games which range from Video, Bonus and Jackpot Slots to regular 3 reel and UK Pub 'fruit machines'. RoxyPalace.com also carries 19 online Progressive Jackpot Games.
Did anything unusual happen the day that you hit the jackpot?
"No, it was a normal day for me."
What was your initial reaction when you won?
"I stared at the screen for about two minutes. I ran and got my camera so I could take a picture. My husband had just gone to bed so I woke him up and asked him to tell me what he saw and then I called Belle Rock to make sure it was true!"
How will you spend your winnings?
"My husband and I are building our dream home. We are so close to finishing, but we were out of money. We now can finish our house and we plan on setting up trust funds for all of our nieces and nephews as well as help our parents out with some of the winnings."
How long were you playing before you hit the jackpot?
"That's the funny part. I had only been playing for about ten minutes when I won."
What do you do for good luck?
"Pay attention to my intuition. I have good feelings and my right palm itched a lot lately."
What piece of advice has most helped you through life?
"Life is what you make it. You are the only person that is going to be there for you for the rest of your life, take care of yourself."
What is your dream holiday destination?
"I would love to spend time in the Bahamas at the Atlantis Hotel."
Tell us something you have always wanted to do and regret not doing. Will this win help you accomplish this?
"I have always wanted to be able to help my family and friends with their financial problems, now I will be able to help them."
What do you do in your spare time?
"In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family doing several things, like camping, bowling, gambling, singing in a theater group and a church choir. I also love to read when I have alone time."
If you were told you had to donate all of your winnings to a good cause, where would you donate it?
"I would donate to an Alzheimer's Foundation or an animal shelter."
If you were stranded on a deserted island what 3 things would you take with you and why?
"My husband, my son and my yacht so I can come and go as I please."
What is your ultimate goal in life?
"Live a safe, happy and comfortable life with my family and friends. I do not want to have to worry about paying my bills and living paycheck to paycheck. I also want to be able to be a pillar of strength for my family and friends."
Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
"I teach junior high school students in the eighth grade at an inner city school. I teach them science but most importantly, I try to teach each of my students socially acceptable behaviors to ensure that they are productive members of society. I have been married for almost 14 years and I have a five year old son. I am currently working on my Master's in Education and I would like to teach future teachers when I am finished with my Master's degree. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends doing several activities like, singing, bowling, camping, snowmobiling, ATV riding and anything else that has to do with spending time with family and friends."
Tim F. won $1,218,306.82 on King Cashalot on September 14, 2005 at Jackpot City Casino.
Did anything unusual happen on the day of your win?
"I didn't do anything unusual. It was late at night and I really wasn't going to play, but couldn't sleep and thank goodness the Jackpot City Casino was still open, as always."
What was your initial reaction to your big win?
"This one was a little different than the others. I know the reels went the same speed but it seemed like each king came up so slowly and I could see each one line up one at a time. When it hit and the congratulation box came up I couldn't believe it. My wife was asleep and I needed to tell someone, it was almost midnight, so I woke up the world. Not really, I just woke up my wife and I couldn't stop shaking. Needless to say I didn't sleep all night and I still am having a hard time believing it!"
How do you plan on spending your winnings?
"Helping others is going to be my first priority and then planning for the future."
How long had you been playing on the day of your win?
"I was playing about 35 minutes on different games. I was just about ready to quit for the night and my life, as I know it, suddenly changed. You never know. Thanks again to the Jackpot City Casino."
How long has it been since your last win?
"I seem to be pretty lucky, but the last big win I believe was in March 2005."
What keeps you coming back?
"There isn't a land casino anywhere in the world that gives you the games, the hospitality, and the best chances to win then the people at Jackpot City Casino. They treat you with royalty - small wins and big ones - it doesn't matter. You won't find a better casino with a chance to win day after day."
Tell us how your first win has influenced your life. Will this win be any different?
"My first win paid off most all of my debt. My second win gave me extra money to pay off the rest of my debt. I made a donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Breast Cancer Foundation, and had some vacation money. And this win, well that's to be seen, but I will continue to help others and plan for my future and maybe even squeeze a little vacation in there."
Will you spend your winnings differently this time?
"Yes, first helping those who really need it, then planning for the future and the future looks pretty good!"
Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
"I am self-employed, married, and now living a dream!"
First Millionaire of 2005 at Jackpot Madness. Edward R. wins over $1.4 million on Major Millions Progressive Slot
February 21, 2005 - Curacao - Jackpot Madness (www.jackpotmadness.com)
Edward R. has just become the first millionaire of 2005 at Jackpot Madness - the world's #1 cash jackpot destination. Edward R. will receive over $1.4 million in one single cash installment, ensuring that 2005 will be a year he's sure to remember. Francine Haliva, Spokesperson for Jackpot Madness commented, "Since the launch of the 5-reel 15 payline version of Major Millions in 2004, Jackpot Madness has already created three new millionaires. Our latest millionaire, Edward R., will receive £743,760.57 in a single cash payout - a unique characteristic of Jackpot Madness payouts that make the Microgaming progressive games so attractive."
Major Millions is a highly popular progressive slot, now available in two versions and three currencies. Both the original game and the newer 5-reel versions pay into the same cumulative progressive jackpot. The jackpot begins at $250,000 and grows until it's won. Major Millions is the only game on the web that truly creates instant millionaires - offering payment in one single, cash sum.
Second Millionaire In Just Over A Month On Major Millions Slot
Douglas W. won $1,066,961 on July 9, just 5 weeks after Joaquim M. won €1,453,610.18, the largest ever online jackpot, on the Major MillionsT Progressive Slot. Both Major Millionaires won their life changing jackpots at Jackpot City, a Jackpot Madness member casino.
July 15, 2004 - Curacao - Jackpot Madness - the world's #1 cash jackpot destination has created 2 instant millionaires so far this summer. Douglas W. is the fifth winner of over $1,000,000 on Major Millions, the highly popular online progressive and part of the Jackpot Madness suite of progressive games. As with all Jackpot Madness progressive jackpot winners, Douglas W. will receive his winnings in one single cash installment, changing his life forever. Francine Haliva, Spokesperson for Jackpot Madness commented, "We are very excited at already having created two millionaires this summer. With the launch of the new 5-reel 15 payline version of Major Millions, we see the popularity of this already well liked slot skyrocketing. We plan to continue making more & more millionaires at Jackpot Madness, and hope to have quite a few more by the time autumn rolls around!".
Major Millions is a highly popular progressive slot, now available in two versions and three currencies. Recently, Jackpot Madness released this progressive in a new 5-reel 15 payline version, with both the classic and new 5-reel versions paying into the same cumulative progressive jackpot. The jackpot begins at $250,000 and grows until it's won. Major Millions is the only game on the web that truly creates instant millionaires - offering payment in one lump, cash sum: "It didn't sink in at first. I was only playing for 5 minutes when it happened. It shows if you keep playing it really pays off. You just need to try your luck!", said Douglas of his colossal jackpot.
Joaquim M., won €1,453,610.18 ($1,779,827.44) on Major Millions
June 1, 2004 at Jackpot City.
Did anything unusual happen on the day of your win?
"No, it was a normal day; nothing unusual happened, except for winning the jackpot."
What was your initial reaction to your big win?
"It was hard to believe at first. The realization of having won this amount only came later."
What was your family's reaction?
"My family couldn't believe it at first, but were very excited for me."
How do you plan on spending your winnings?
"Initially I want to invest some of it and also share part of my winnings with my son and daughter who are currently attending university."
How will this win affect your life?
"It hasn't made a drastic change to our standard of living. However, with these winnings we will have enough funds to travel and see the world."
What do you do for a living?
"Currently I'm unemployed. I haven't been working for the past 9 years as a result of an injury. I used to be a welder, making doors, gates, burglar bars and more."
Are you married or single? Do you have kids?
"Yes, I have been married for almost 25 years. I have a daughter and a son, both attending university at the moment."
How long had you been playing on the day of your win?
"I must have been playing the slots for about 2 hours when I hit the jackpot."
What do you do for good luck?
"If you don't play you don't have a chance of winning."
What is your dream holiday destination?
"My wife and I have wanted to go to Madeira for quite some time now."
What do you like to do in your spare time?
"I frequently volunteer and help out at our local municipality in my spare time."
What 3 things would you take with you on a deserted island?
"I'd take: 1) my wife, of course, 2) lots of food and drink, 3) a yacht to come and go as I please."
What is your ultimate goal in life?
"My goal in life right now, seeing that I'm almost 50 and partially disabled, is to secure my kids' future and well being. I want to see them have a good start in life."
Jim L Wins World's Largest Online Jackpot: $1,683,524.64
July 27, 2003 - Curacao
On July 18, Jim L became the winner of the world's largest online jackpot, winning $1,683,524.64 on Major Millions at Lucky Nugget Casino (luckynugget.com), a member of the Microgaming Progressive Jackpot Network. Jim has become the third winner of over a million and a half dollars cash on the Major Millions slot in a little over a year. To start off his life as a millionaire, Jim and his partner will be taken on an all expense paid luxury trip to Barbados by Jackpot Madness. This luxury trip is in addition to the cash jackpot won by Jim.
We interviewed Jim to hear his reaction to his record breaking win.
Microgaming: How did it feel to hit such a huge, life changing jackpot?
Jim: "It was just a regular day. I came home from work, sat down to relax and play a little. Once the jackpot hit, I just sat there and stared at the screen for about 15 minutes. I was totally numb. Then I got up and danced around the house. I couldn't believe my eyes." Jim has been playing all the Microgaming progressives for about a year. The day he won on Major Millions, he had deposited $100 and played for only about 20 minutes before he struck gold and became the world's biggest online jackpot winner.
Jim, who is 53 years old, worked for the Railroad for 11 years and for the Department of Corrections for 13 years as a truck driver and an expediter. Elated from his amazing win, Jim has already given his notice and is looking to enjoying his future.
Microgaming: How do you plan on spending your huge winnings?
Jim: "I would like to build a new house. I want to either remodel or rebuild the home we are living in now for my 81-year old mother and I will build my dream home. My 15 year old son still doesn't know about this. He'll go bonkers! I am going to put some of the money away for his college education. I also plan on playing a lot of golf, invest, donate some of the winnings to charity and continue playing Major Millions. You never know, luck can strike twice in the same place!"
Microgaming: What are you looking forward to doing on the Barbados trip?
Jim: "I want to play golf and enjoy the atmosphere of the tropics. Of course I would love to play in a casino too. It's been a while since I played in a real casino. Once I found Lucky Nugget and the Microgaming Progressive Jackpot Network, it was just so much more comfortable for me to play at home. I have better luck on line as well."
Microgaming: Now that you are going to Barbados, is there anywhere else you would like to visit?
Jim: "I am really looking forward to the Barbados trip. Of course I have always wanted to go back to the South Pacific. I was in the navy and stopped in several ports, but never long enough to truly enjoy them. Now, I would love to take a luxury liner to Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific, hit every golf course and casino on the way there and back."
Microgaming: Now that you have had such amazing online success, do you have any advice for others?
Jim: "Just do what's right and be the best person you can be. That's what I try and do. I was so lucky to come home from Vietnam that I just appreciate every day."
Monte Carlo Millionaire: Catching up with Tony
May 28, 2003 - Curacao
On May 30th, 2002 Tony P. made online gambling history when he won $1,594,649.21 CASH on the Major Millions online progressive slot game at Captain Cooks Casino , a member casino of the Microgaming Progressive Jackpot Network. Microgaming decided to catch up with Tony on the anniversary of his extraordinary win to see how our very first Millionaire's first year has been.
When we last spoke to Tony, he and his wife had just returned from their fabulous trip to Monte Carlo where Jackpot Madness helped him kick off his new life as a Millionaire. We were wondering what other trips Tony has taken since then. Especially, if he ever took that cruise he so wanted to take.
He modestly told us: "No, we still haven't managed the cruise. My wife is worried about getting seasick, so we have postponed it. We are still planning on taking my parents and going with my five brothers and sisters and their spouses on a 3-4 day cruise, probably to the Caribbean. We think often of the Monte Carlo trip. The people from Jackpot Madness took such good care of us. Everything was handled in a professional and courteous way and we were so impressed by all the attention and detail put forth in taking care of us."
Since the win one year ago, Tony still gets up and goes to work every morning. He has remained with the same fuel company as a busy sales and marketing professional. We asked Tony about work and if people treat him differently since his win.
"My win has definitely provided my family with security. But I am 51 years old and can't just sit around the house. I like my job and enjoy the company of those whom I work with. I am pretty private about the win and just want to be able to enjoy my family and my daily activities. Having people label me as the 'millionaire' has not been an issue and I haven't noticed anything in particular about my friends and family's treatment towards me."
We asked Tony about any big purchases he had made over the course of the last year.
"I haven't bought a new car since 1976," exclaimed Tony as he spoke to me from his new Nissan 350Z that he had bought just that day. "This is my very first NEW car in more than twenty years. It is the most beautiful car! We also helped a family member with a financial situation. We gave several gifts to other family members, and took care of our children's college education funds. As for big purchases for ourselves, we really don't need anything. We have been married for 30 years and have 3 children, so helping them out with their needs is the best purchase I can make. We've been very practical when deciding what to do with the money."
Are you still playing Microgaming's Progressive Jackpot Network?
"Yes. We haven't played Major Millions since then, but we do play the other progressives. In fact, I spoke to Ronald H. who was the most recent Major Millions Millionaire." Ronald won $1,626,184.56 on February 20, 2003. "I hope his experiences will prove to be just as positive as mine."
We also asked Tony about his year in review. We wanted to know has the year been anything like what you dreamed it would be on the eve that you won the jackpot? "First you have to understand that the win was a shock to us and helped us out financially for the future. Second: We had the opportunity to literally travel around the world with first class accommodations and meet people who we truly liked and respected. Third: If we hadn't won the money we would still have each other and our families. We like to think of ourselves as just lucky people."
Now that there has been another Major Millions winner, and the jackpot once again stands at over a million dollars, we asked Tony if he had any advice for his fellow players?
"Always play within your means (we had invested a total of $63.00 at Captain Cooks when we won) and look for the Microgaming symbol at any casino you play. Then you can have fun, have a chance to win BIG money and when and if you do, you can be sure you will get paid."
$1,626,184.56 Cash Jackpot won by Ronald H. on Major Millions. New record set in world's largest ever online jackpot.
February 20, 2003 - Curacao
Microgaming's Progressive Jackpot Network, the largest progressive jackpot portal on the Internet, will award Ronald H., the Major Millions slot winner, with a record breaking sum of $1,626,184.56 in one single CASH payment. This is the second win of over $1,000,000 and is the world's biggest ever online jackpot. Major Millions is the only game on the web that truly creates instant millionaires - offering payment in one lump, cash sum. In addition to the cash, Microgaming will treat the winner to an all- expense paid luxury trip to the exotic Caribbean island of Barbados, where the new millionaire will start his life in style with wining and dining, cruising and diving.
Jennifer Nemirovsky, Press Agent for the Microgaming Progressive Jackpot Network, commented, "Major Millions continues to keep its promise to its players - 'We create millionaires!' Major Millions has beaten its own record with this massive jackpot and continues to transform the online gaming industry. The progressive slot is available at over 70 casinos powered by Microgaming, and has become the only progressive to pay out such enormous sums in one cash payment. We'd like to congratulate our new Major Millionaire and look forward to treating them to their fabulous week in Barbados!"

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