(Stockholm – January 23, 2013) – Mega Fortune™, the popular online slot game from Net Entertainment, on January 20 paid out the biggest online jackpot in the world to date. This time the jackpot amounted to about 17.8 MEUR. The winner is a 40-year old male in Helsinki who played at the Åland-based operator Paf.
Mega Fortune™ is a progressive jackpot and part of Net Entertainment’s jackpot network, where the liquidity from players from many of the largest European online casinos are pooled.
”This is the second time that Net Entertainment’s games give a winner the world’s largest global online jackpot. The high liquidity that Net Entertainment’s progressive slots offers, result in very rapid jackpot buildup, and is a very good tool for the operators to attract players. We congratulate the winner and Paf to this big win, and look forward to hopefully making many more players millionaires in the future.”, says Per Eriksson, CEO at Net Entertainment.
World record jackpot winner: ‘Now I can get a personal trainer’
What would you do if you won almost 18 million euros? Just try to imagine it. Well recently Paf has become the home of record slot jackpot wins and that’s exactly what happened to a Paf player.
A Finnish man in his early forties has won the world’s biggest online slot jackpot. The man logged into Paf Casino and played for 25 cents on the slots game Mega Fortune, and suddenly landed the main jackpot. It was a staggering 17.8 million euros.
This is what the winner said when Paf interviewed him the day after his jackpot win:
How did you react when you realized you had won this amazing jackpot?
“It was completely unreal, I laughed and cried all at once. Can this really be happening? I wondered. But everything was so out of this world that I can hardly recall any of it. Then I called my girlfriend and told her that a huge win had just come in. She calmed me down and told me to keep both feet on the ground and just sit tight.”
How does it feel now, one day later?
“It’s all still very unreal.”
Have you grasped how much money 18 million euros is?
“It is so much money that it is honestly quite hard to grasp.”
Do you know what you will do with the money yet?
“My first thought was that now I can help my relatives, make their lives easier. Then I might start looking around for a nicer car.”
What kind of experiences have you had with Paf as a gaming company?
“I have been a customer at Paf for two to three years and mostly play with small stakes. I like the games and the payback rate is good.”
Any favourite games?
“I’m really a poker player, but Mega Fortune is now my new favourite at Paf!”
What do you do in your spare time?
“I am going to hire a personal trainer and hopefully get in shape.”
Paf – the good luck gaming company
Paf is become very experienced in calling up new millionaires to congratulate them. Paf customers have taken home a number of the big jackpots in Europe during the last few years. Many of the jackpots at Paf Casino are pooled, which means that the jackpots are won at pool member companies in an arbitrary and random manner.
Which makes the sequence of Paf wins even more remarkable. It seems that Paf customers are really just unbelievably lucky.
Last year alone Paf customers have won huge jackpots worth 6.9 million and 8.6 million euros, in addition to this latest world record-breaking jackpot of 17.8 million.
All Profit goes to good causes
Paf’s entire profit goes to good causes. Since the company was founded in 1966, Paf has donated around 160 million euros to support health care programs, children’s foundations and other good causes. This year, Paf will donate a further 20 million euros, which is just a little more than the value of the world record jackpot. Owned by the regional government of Åland, Paf is a safe and responsible gaming company whose aim is to make customers feel that they are playing among friends.
So not only is Paf a good luck gaming company but it is also friendly, safe and contributes generously to good causes. That’s not a bad combination.