A new millionaire has been created overnight, thanks to the huge progressive jackpot slot Mega Fortune.
It took a few days, but we can finally confirm that 30 year old Alexander, from Stockholm, Sweden, won €8.6 million in jackpot on the evening of December 2nd 2015.
And by playing, and winning, on the Mega Fortune mobile slot, he made history.
At €8.6 million, it’s the biggest mobile slot jackpot win on record, not that Alex cares. He’s just amazed he’s got 8.6 million in the bank.
Wouldn’t you be?
Here’s his story, how he did it, and why it’s history in the making.
Though this time of year it’s always dark in Sweden, seeing as right now a good average is only 50 minutes of sunshine a day.
And as we have now travelled to the far north for our story, we suspect most of you will have taken the ‘cold’ part for granted.
So, let’s just say that it was late at night on December 2nd, and lets assume it was cold and dark.
Alex found himself staring at the TV aimlessly. Sleep wasn’t coming to him and his wife had a while ago retired to bed.
For the sake of this story let’s pretend she was snoring. Loudly. Like the kind of snore that sounds like a rumbling plane in the middle of a storm.
Right. Now that you’ve got that image in your mind…
There’s a lot of famous Net Entertainment slots. None, though, are as famous as Mega Fortune.
Mostly it’s because it currently still holds the record for the largest slot jackpot ever won at €17.8 million – though Microgaming are currently trying to contest that when the UK soldier won £13 million on Mega Moolah.
Still, that aside, Alexander has been playing on Mega Fortune for a while.
He did it because it’s a great game and that jackpot always inspired a few spins.
Sure, of course. Jackpot slot players rarely spin because the mobile slot game is pretty, but rather to hit something astounding.
That said, having played Mega Fortune a few times, Alex was under no illusion that he’d hit it.
It’s a bit like buying a lottery ticket; you have to be in it, to win it, but you’re not that surprised come the result on Saturday night.
And the wonderful thing is; the Mega Fortune mobile slot is a genuinely good game.
It has frequent free spins that give you nice top ups to your wallet, and multipliers on the wild on every spin.
However, there is no doubt in the back of Alexander’s minds that there was a chance the progressive jackpot could hit.
After all, a good average for this mobile casino game is around the 5 to 6 million mark. And hadn’t the sister slot Mega Fortune Dreams hit €4.5 million in November?
Surely, as the jackpot was a huge 8 million there was a small chance…
Simon Hammon, Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, stated: “It’s fantastic to break another record with this jackpot won via mobile. Our games have paid out over €13m in jackpots in just over a week – the perfect early Christmas present.”
It was a bigger chance than he realised. He hit 3 bonus symbols quickly and started spinning the wheel of fortune; the first wheel moved him to the first inner wheel… Then another arrow moved him to the centre wheel…
Surely he’d just get a big instant cash prize on the wheel… right? There’s no way it was going to hit the one spot in 12 that would make him a millionaire…?
When it hit, Alex was in total and complete shock.
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The biggest mobile jackpot slot win (so not online) is actually held by… yeap, Mega Fortune.
Another Swedish guy from Stockholm won it back in January 2015 with €5.6 million. Is there something special in the waters?
Probably only the fact that the swedes love NetEnt casino games; after all, they are a swedish games studio themselves and it’s where they have their most loyal fan base.
So technically, Mega Fortune is simply breaking it’s own record, but that’s not to say it’s not impressive anyway. That’s a lot of cash to hand out a year and they are our most prolific big winner slot stories.
“I was totally speechless and couldn’t believe what was happening. It was late and my wife had already gone to bed, but I had to wake her up and celebrate.” Alexander said.
To be fair to him, if we’d just found out that our other half had won even an eighth of that jackpot, we’d want to be awoken too.
Can you imagine waking up from one dream, just to find yourself living the dream?
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Surely he must have big plans?
“I’m going to lay low to begin with, but I’ll make sure my mortgage is paid and treat myself to some exciting holidays.
It will probably be difficult to avoid buying a new car!” Continued the lucky winner.
This jackpot could have hit at any casino that hosts Mega Fortune – but, let’s be honest, the jackpots are unlikely to hit again that soon. Same with Mega Fortune Dreams.
You’ll have to wait a few weeks to allow them to build to over a million, but then again… who knows? Sometimes you get two major jackpot hits within a few days of each other.
It’s not called ‘random’ gambling for nothing.
Personally, the best mobile jackpot at the moment is the Mega Moolah slot, sitting at 2.6 million – if you fancy something a little different form a jungle theme, the online slots Mega Moolah Isis and The Dark Knight Rises also host the same jackpot.
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