So where are the very best Jackpots to be enjoyed on earth, and who has won the absolute most EVER? I’ve looked into this and it’s far from a technology, but my research says the Biggest Jackpots ever won are the following:
Biggest Lottery Jackpots:
The biggest Lottery Prize Funds reside not in the United States, but in Spain, where in fact the 2011 Spanish Christmas Lottery had a Prize Fund of £1.2 billion and a Jackpot of £587 million encaribe. What sort of Spanish Christmas lottery works is always to generate lots of winners, so a year ago 180 winners received around £3.25 million each.
The biggest Single ticket Jackpot Winner on earth is one of our personal – Colin and Christine Weir of Scotland won £161.7 million in July. They won a multiple rollover Euro Millions Jackpot and were the only winners. Up to now they’ve bought a new 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 vocation in throwing cars around a track. The largest headline jackpot of $365 million occurred on February 18, 2006 and was won by way of 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 most truly effective prize in Powerball and Mega Millions draws derive from an annuity rather than just straight cash – those American Lottery marketers!
Biggest Bingo Jackpot:
Britain may be the land of Bingo, and the biggest 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 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 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 enter into the millions, and could be won at the push of a switch rather than just once a week. They are much harder to verify, but also for casino type games, however 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 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. Given that should have been a Christmas to keep in mind!