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 far from a science, but my research says the Biggest Jackpots ever won are the following:
Biggest Lottery Jackpots:
The largest Lottery Prize Funds reside not in the United States, however in Spain, where 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 would be to generate a lot of winners, so this past year 180 winners received around £3.25 million each.
The largest 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 only winners. Up to now they’ve bought a fresh house in 23 acres on the outskirts of their property town Largs in Scotland, employed a cook and sponsored an area boy racer Gregor Ramsay for a career in throwing cars around a track. The biggest headline jackpot of $365 million occurred on February 18, 2006 and was won by a single ticket in Nebraska. It was shared by eight individuals who worked for a meatpacking plant. They elected to get their winnings in cash, sharing $177,270,519.67 (after taxes), as the utmost effective prize in Powerball and Mega Millions draws derive from an annuity rather than simply straight cash – those American Lottery marketers!
Biggest Bingo Jackpot:
Britain could be the land of Bingo, and the greatest ever win at bingo was in 2008 each time 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 that was won by Christine Bradfield in a bingo club in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. Soraya has been back in 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 may be won at the push of a key instead of just once a week. They’re much harder to verify, but also for casino type games, but 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 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. Since must have been a Christmas to consider!