So where are the most effective Jackpots available on earth, and who has won the most EVER? I’ve investigated this and it’s definately not a research, but my research says the Biggest Jackpots ever won are as follows:
Biggest Lottery Jackpots:
The biggest Lottery Prize Funds reside not in the United States, however in Spain, where the 2011 Spanish Christmas Lottery had a Prize Fund of £1.2 billion and a Jackpot of £587 million encaribe. The way the Spanish Christmas lottery works would be to generate a lot of winners, so a year ago 180 winners received around £3.25 million each.
The biggest Single ticket Jackpot Winner on earth is certainly one of our personal – Colin and Christine Weir of Scotland won £161.7 million in July. They won a multiple rollover Euro Millions Jackpot and were the only winners. Up to now they’ve bought a brand new house in 23 acres on the outskirts of their home town Largs in Scotland, employed a cook, and sponsored a nearby boy racer, Gregor Ramsay, for a vocation in throwing cars around a track. The largest headline jackpot of $365 million occurred on February 18, 2006 and was won by way of a single ticket in Nebraska. It had been shared by eight those who worked for a meatpacking plant. They elected for their winnings in cash, sharing $177,270,519.67 (after taxes), as the most 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 could be the land of Bingo, and the largest ever win at bingo was in 2008 whenever a 38 year old cleaner Soraya Lowell, from Lanarkshire won a huge £1.2 million. This beat the previous 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 back the news 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 get into the millions, and may be won at the push of a button rather than just once a week. They’re much harder to verify, but also for casino type games, nevertheless the generally accepted top dog is just 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 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 keep in mind!