So where are the best Jackpots available on the planet, and who has won the absolute most EVER? I’ve investigated this and it is definately not a research, but my research says the Biggest Jackpots ever won are as follows:
Biggest Lottery Jackpots:
The greatest Lottery Prize Funds reside not in the United States, in Spain, where in actuality the 2011 Spanish Christmas Lottery had a Prize Fund of £1.2 billion and a Jackpot of £587 million gboslot. The way the Spanish Christmas lottery works is to generate a lot of winners, so a year ago 180 winners received around £3.25 million each.
The greatest Single ticket Jackpot Winner on the planet is certainly one of our own – Colin and Christine Weir of Scotland won £161.7 million in July 2011. They won a multiple rollover Euro Millions Jackpot and were the sole winners. So far they’ve bought a brand new house in 23 acres on the outskirts of their property town Largs in Scotland, employed a cook and sponsored a local boy racer Gregor Ramsay for a career in throwing cars around a track. The largest headline jackpot of $365 million occurred on February 18, 2006 and was won with a single ticket in Nebraska. It was shared by eight people who worked for a meatpacking plant. They elected to receive their winnings in cash, sharing $177,270,519.67 (after taxes), as the most effective prize in Powerball and Mega Millions draws are based on an annuity rather than simply straight cash – those American Lottery marketers!
Biggest Bingo Jackpot:
Britain is the land of Bingo, and the biggest ever win at bingo was in 2008 when a 38 year old cleaner Soraya Lowell, from Lanarkshire won a huge £1.2 million. This beat the previous biggest bingo win of £1.1 million which was won by Christine Bradfield in a bingo club in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. Soraya has been in the news headlines recently after being sued for Bankruptcy by South Lanarkshire Council over unpaid Council Tax debts. Go figure.
Online Slots and Casino Jackpots
Online Jackpots regularly enter the millions, and could be won at the push of a key instead of just once a week. They’re much harder to verify, however for casino type games, nevertheless the generally accepted top dog is just a student from Norway who won £9.5 million on Bettsons Mega Fortune game in 2009.
Casino game Mega Moolah has paid out a stupendous £5.3m to Georgios M, a small business owner from Greece who hit the Jackpot in 2011.
In the UK, the enigmatically named “Taaloo1” won £3,9 million on the Clover Rollover Slots Jackpot game on Christmas Eve 2010 via the Bet 365 website. Given that should have been a Christmas to consider!