September 27, 2011 – Net Entertainment congratulates the lucky 20-year old Norwegian who has won the world record breaking €11,7 million on Net Entertainment’s progressive jackpot slot, Mega Fortune™. The highest ever jackpot in the history of online gaming was won early Saturday morning on September 24, and the fortunate winner was at the time playing at Betsson Casino.
“It is my pleasure to congratulate yet another multi millionaire, and it is fantastic to acknowledge that Mega Fortune™ hits a world record in the online jackpot history. €11.7 million is truly life changing, and we can only take our hat off for the lucky winner” said Björn Krantz, Acting President and CEO at Net Entertainment. “We recognize a huge player interest in Mega Fortune™ and it is delightful to see how quickly these progressive jackpots can accumulate to such high payout levels. Our focus on portfolio and operational excellence stays firm and our commitment to provide our licensees with the most exciting games and thereby maximizing player experience is on top of our agenda”.
Mega Fortune™ is a progressive jackpot slot which is part of Net Entertainment’s jackpot network, pooling the liquidity of players from several of Europe’s largest online casinos. During the last year Mega Fortune™ has paid out over €26 million to lucky players around the world.
Henrik Persson, CEO of Betsson Malta Ltd, also expressed great satisfaction to the news. He said, “Large jackpots are imperative for driving traffic and Net Entertainments progressive jackpot Mega Fortune™ truly delivers, and is probably the most exciting progressive jackpot game on the online gaming market today.”
€11.7m Jackpot Winner on Betsson.com
“I couldnt believe it.”
A student from the comunity Hordaland came home after a night out an wanted to spend a bit of time on Betsson.com after watching a movie. That decision made him 11.7 million euros richer this morning.
“This is unbelivable, I didnt beleive it and had to call my brother and a few friends” the record jackpot winner told Betsson.com
“It hasn´t really sunk in yet. I couldn´t sleep until 06:00am due to the shock! I woke up at 07.00 again. It was just impossible to sleep, and i am shaking and sweating. I haven´t thought about what to do with the winnings. I need to try and calm down before even thinking of what I do with the money!´ says the 20 year old male.
We talk about the record night and he says that after watching a late night movie he took his computer and went in to his bedroom.
He quickly found free spins from a recent Betsson Casino campaign in his account for the game Mega Fortune – that offers an enormous and atractive jackpot.
“I usually play in Betsson´s brilliant Sportsbook, but I saw the huge sum of the jackpot and thought “Yeah! Lets give the free spins a shoot and see what happens”. It was a shocking experience when €11.7m dropped before my eyes” – the winner says with a smile.
“Not even in my wildest fantasies did I ever think I would win that €11.7m jackpot. But it has happened and I am over the moon about it.