Finnish Man wins Record €17.86m Online Slots Jackpot
In late September of 2011, a Norwegian university student came home from the movies and started playing online slots. And this decision changed his life because the 20-year-old won a massive €11.7 million ($15.77m) jackpot. His prize would stand as the biggest online slots jackpot in history…until now that is.
Over the weekend, a man from Finland took down a €17,861,813 slots prize. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this now stands as the largest payout ever won in online slots. Unfortunately, we can’t report any exciting details about the winner because the man chose to remain anonymous. However, we do know that the man is 40 years old and from Helsinki.
Following the jackpot, a spokesman from the online casino where the Helsinki native won said, “This win is completely off the charts for these kind of games. The whole gaming world has been holding its breath during this fall and winter, while the jackpot has just kept on growing.”
The spokesman also discussed why the winner chose to remain anonymous by saying, “Since we want the prize money to be a source of joy for the winner, we strongly recommend that winners seek economic counseling and that they remain anonymous. We also recommend that big winners take a break from playing.”
Seeing as how the giant jackpot broke the old record by over €6.1 million, it may be a while before we see this mark topped. But whatever happens in the future, it’s pretty clear that online slots jackpots are getting bigger and bigger as the years go by. After all, the largest slots jackpot was worth around €7 million just a few years ago. Now the record is well over double this amount.