We all play casino games to win something. We might be satisfied by winning a couple of pounds, but our eyes are always set on the big progressive jackpot. There are plenty of online casino games that come with big ever growing progressive jackpots. Most of them are attached to slots and as players spin the reels of a particular progressive slot, a small portion of their bets goes to the progressive jackpot pool. When the jackpot is hit, the pool resets to its seeding value and starts building up again.
Not all players are lucky enough to hit a big progressive jackpot. But there are some players who have become instant multi millionaires by triggering the big jackpots on these games. The following are the biggest progressive jackpot wins in the history of online casino gambling arranged from the lowest to the highest.
#1 Mega Fortune – €8,577,104
Mega Fortune from NetEnt is the most popular progressive slot whose jackpot regularly produces big wins. One of the biggest wins ever is the €8,577,104 jackpot hit by a lucky played named Alexander from Sweden. He was playing the game on November 28, 2015 on his mobile device at Come On Casino. The Big One of this game is triggered in the wheel style bonus round.
#2 Arabian Nights – €8,635,872
The fourth highest progressive jackpot win took place on November 23, 2012. The winner is still anonymous. The only detail released to the public is that he triggered a whooping €8,635,872 jackpot on another NetEnt progressive – Arabian Nights. This game can be played for real money at NetEnt-powered casinos such as Casino Luck.
#3 Mega Fortune – €11,736,375
The third biggest win in history was won again on the Mega Fortune slot. This time the lucky winner was a 20 year-old man from Norway. He was out with friends when he returned home and decided to play the slot. After a couple of spins on this 5 reel, 25 pay-line game, he won an amazing €11,736,375 jackpot. This game can be played at the reputable Vera&John Casino.
#4 Mega Moolah – £13,212,882
Mega Moolah is another highly popular progressive slot from Microgaming. The game’s jackpot paid out an amazing £13,212,882 jackpot on October 6, 2015 at Betway Casino. The lucky player from the UK, Jon Heywood, trigged the jackpot by betting only 25p on the lucky spin. Jon, a soldier serving in Afghanistan, said that he is planning to use the money to help his father with his heart operation. Mega Moolah is available at Microgaming-powered casinos such as Ruby Fortune Casino and Red Flush.
#5 Mega Fortune – €17,861,800
The biggest progressive jackpot win in history was hit by a 40-year-old man from Finland, again on the Mega Fortune slot. He bet only 25 cents to trigger a life changing €17,861,800 jackpot. He hit the Big One on January 20, 2013. The game is still very popular among slot players and its average jackpot win is €4.1 million.