According to the official press release from NetEnt…
After working late and arriving at home some time around 9pm, the journalist from Lower Saxony, Germany decided a Mega Fortune online slots session might help him to unwind. He popped a pizza in the oven and while waiting for it to finish cooking, he won the largest ever online win at PokerStars Casino when the three white arrows aligned on the wheels after depositing just over €2 (US$2.31).
Lucky winner’s reaction:
“I was numb and disbelieved for a few minutes,” said the new millionaire, whose wife was just as shocked when he told her what just happened.
According to the Stockholm-headquartered NetEnt AB (NETB:Stockholm), the husband and wife will make a few purchases with their prize money, including an SUV and a holiday home. They also reportedly plan on renovating their home and setting aside some of the funds from the big win for their two children’s college fees. Their families members will also share in the couple’s new-found wealth.
“After breaking yet another record, NetEnt’s Mega Fortune has once again underlined its legendary status among slots players,” said Henrik Fagerlund, Chief Product Officer for NetEnt. “This time it has paid out the biggest cash prize in Stars’ history, with the jackpot swelling the number of Mega Fortune millionaires to eight in 2018.”
This year alone, there have been a total of eight jackpots from Mega Fortune that have hit for over one million euros.
Other 2018 winners:
Prior to the current windfall, the last big win was this summer when on July 30, a Swedish player on LetsBet.com landed a life-changing €5,984,456 (US$6,933,161) jackpot, and immediately had their windfall boosted by €650,000 (US$753,043) courtesy of NetEnt’s Mega Million promotion.
That same month, a lucky player in Finland scored a pay-out of close to €2.75m (US$3,188,055m) from a mobile spin of just €2 (US$2.31) while playing on Paf.com.