A lucky online casino player in Sweden is celebrating this week after taking home €7,832,262 ($8,833,383) in cash courtesy of the progressive jackpot tied to the Joker Millions video slot from developer, Yggdrasil Gaming Limited.
The Malta-based firm used an official press release to detail that the life-changing sum was won late on Friday evening after the aficionado used their mobile phone to wager some €0.48 ($0.55) on the five-reel and 25-line title via the LeoVegas.com domain from Swedish online casino operator, LeoVegas AB.
Fredrik Elmqvist, Chief Executive Officer for Yggdrasil Gaming Limited, declared that the progressive jackpot attached to its Joker Millions game has been awarding players with cash prizes since 2015 before explaining that the most recent windfall represents the attraction’s largest ever payout.
Elmqvist’s statement read…
“We are thrilled to see a player win such a life-changing sum of money, especially this close to Christmas and while playing one of our slot games on mobile. Joker Millions is our first progressive slot and it is beloved by both operators and players. With more operators continuing to join the Yggdrasil Gaming Limited network, the jackpot will be building up again quickly.”
Yggdrasil Gaming Limited is a subsidiary of Swedish online casino giant, Cherry AB, which is responsible for over a dozen domains including SunnyPlayer.com, SveaCasino.com and CherryCasino.com, with the firm stating that its network of global progressive jackpots has so far awarded video slot aficionados with approximately €26.9 million ($30.3 million) in cash.
Operator is ‘really happy’:
For his part, James Ford from Stockholm-headquartered LeoVegas AB, proclaimed that progressive jackpots ‘always create excitement’ and that the operator had ‘been keeping a close eye on this one’ excitedly waiting for it to be hit.
Ford’s statement read…
“What a record win. We’re really happy it was triggered at LeoVegas.com and pass huge congratulations on to our lucky player.”