17th January 2012, ISLE OF MAN – Microgaming, the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, is pleased to announce that not one but two lucky players have both won life-changing cash sums through the Microgaming powered Progressive Jackpot Network and all in the space of one week.
The first winner was from Britain, and registered an account with Platinum Play Online Casino, powered by Microgaming, on 28th December 2011; she won an astonishing £1.97million ten days later! The jackpot is the biggest progressive win at Platinum Play Online Casino to date and the elated player could not believe her luck. She plans to use her winnings to fund a holiday in Las Vegas and China or Nepal, as well as donating a portion to animal charities and take an early retirement.
The second winner was a player from Spin Palace Casino who won over £1.3m on the Microgaming powered Major Millions Progressive Jackpot, less than 3 days after opening his account. He won this equally staggering sum within a week after the previous winner won her jackpot.
The players will benefit from receiving the amounts in full so will be able to enjoy their winnings immediately as the Microgaming powered Progressive Jackpot Network pays out cash wins in a lump sum. This is extremely rare in the industry as other providers typically pay out by means of an annuity.
The Microgaming Progressive Jackpot Network has paid out over €320m since it began in 1999 and the total across all jackpots currently stands at 3.3million*.
* Winning amount shown on the progressive ticker is paid out in the currency in which the winner has played the game. Therefore, if played in the UK the winning amount would be paid in sterling; however if in Sweden, this would be paid in krona.