So where are the very best Jackpots to be had on earth, and who has won the most EVER? I’ve looked into this and it is far from a science, but my research says the Biggest Jackpots ever won are as follows:
Biggest Lottery Jackpots:
The largest Lottery Prize Funds reside not in the United States, but 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. What sort of Spanish Christmas lottery works is to generate a lot of winners, so a year ago 180 winners received around £3.25 million each.
The largest Single ticket Jackpot Winner on earth is 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 a local boy racer Gregor Ramsay for a lifetime 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 those who worked for a meatpacking plant. They elected for their winnings in cash, sharing $177,270,519.67 (after taxes), as the most truly effective prize in Powerball and Mega Millions draws are derived from an annuity rather than 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 each time a 38 year old cleaner Soraya Lowell, from Lanarkshire won a huge £1.2 million. This beat the last 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 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 also for casino type games, but the generally accepted top dog is really 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, your 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. Now that will need to have been a Christmas to keep in mind!