So where are the best Jackpots available in the world, and who has won the absolute most EVER? I’ve investigated this and it’s far from a science, but my research says the Biggest Jackpots ever won are as follows:
Biggest Lottery Jackpots:
The biggest Lottery Prize Funds reside not in the United States, in Spain, where the 2011 Spanish Christmas Lottery had a Prize Fund of £1.2 billion and a Jackpot of £587 million gboslot. How a Spanish Christmas lottery works is to generate a lot of winners, so last year 180 winners received around £3.25 million each.
The biggest Single ticket Jackpot Winner in the world is one of our personal – 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 have bought a fresh house in 23 acres on the outskirts of their property town Largs in Scotland, employed a cook and sponsored a nearby boy racer Gregor Ramsay for a vocation in throwing cars around a track. The greatest headline jackpot of $365 million occurred on February 18, 2006 and was won with a single ticket in Nebraska. It absolutely was shared by eight those who worked for a meatpacking plant. They elected for their winnings in cash, sharing $177,270,519.67 (after taxes), as the utmost effective prize in Powerball and Mega Millions draws are derived from an annuity rather than simply straight cash – those American Lottery marketers!
Biggest Bingo Jackpot:
Britain may be the land of Bingo, and the greatest ever win at bingo was in 2008 whenever a 38 year old cleaner Soraya Lowell, from Lanarkshire won a massive £1.2 million. This beat the prior biggest bingo win of £1.1 million that has been won by Christine Bradfield in a bingo club in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. Soraya has been back the news 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 get into the millions, and can be won at the push of a key rather than once a week. They are much harder to verify, however for casino type games, nevertheless the generally accepted top dog is 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 company 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. Now that will need to have been a Christmas to consider!