So where are the very best Jackpots to be enjoyed on earth, 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 the following:
Biggest Lottery Jackpots:
The greatest Lottery Prize Funds reside not in the United States, but in Spain, where the 2011 Spanish Christmas Lottery had a Prize Fund of £1.2 billion and a Jackpot of £587 million fin88. What sort of Spanish Christmas lottery works is always to generate lots of winners, so last year 180 winners received around £3.25 million each.
The greatest Single ticket Jackpot Winner on earth 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 real winners. Up to now they’ve bought a fresh house in 23 acres on the outskirts of their house 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 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 to receive their winnings in cash, sharing $177,270,519.67 (after taxes), as the utmost 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 could be the land of Bingo, and the largest 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 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 in the 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 get into the millions, and could be won at the push of an option rather than just once a week. They’re much harder to verify, but for casino type games, but 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 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. Since should have been a Christmas to keep in mind!