So where are the best Jackpots to be had on the planet, and who has won probably the most EVER? I’ve investigated this and it is definately not a science, but my research says the Biggest Jackpots ever won are as follows:
Biggest Lottery Jackpots:
The greatest Lottery Prize Funds reside not in the United States, but in Spain, where the 2011 Spanish Christmas Lottery had a Prize Fund of £1.2 billion and a Jackpot of £587 million bk8 alternatif. The way the Spanish Christmas lottery works would be to generate plenty of winners, so a year ago 180 winners received around £3.25 million each.
The greatest Single ticket Jackpot Winner on the planet is among our own – Colin and Christine Weir of Scotland won £161.7 million in July 2011. They won a multiple rollover Euro Millions Jackpot and were the only winners. To date they have bought a fresh house in 23 acres on the outskirts of their house town Largs in Scotland, employed a cook and sponsored an area boy racer Gregor Ramsay for a career in throwing cars around a track. The largest headline jackpot of $365 million occurred on February 18, 2006 and was won with a single ticket in Nebraska. It was shared by eight people who worked for a meatpacking plant. They elected to get 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 simply straight cash – those American Lottery marketers!
Biggest Bingo Jackpot:
Britain is the land of Bingo, and the largest ever win at bingo was in 2008 when a 38 year old cleaner Soraya Lowell, from Lanarkshire won a huge £1.2 million. This beat the last biggest bingo win of £1.1 million that has been won by Christine Bradfield in a bingo club in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. Soraya has been in the headlines 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 can be won at the push of a button 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 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, a small business owner from Greece who hit the Jackpot in 2011.
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 remember!