The past few days have been filled with an incredible amount of fortune for two lucky gamblers. Two of the most highly respected online casinos, Betfred and Unibet, have just seen their biggest jackpot winners yet. Read on to find out how these players ended up winning such life-changing amounts of cash.
Record £5.1 Million Jackpot Won at Betfred Casino
Earlier this week, Betfred Casino broke the UK record for the highest progressive jackpot win when a mystery player won an incredible £5.1 million jackpot. The player, whose name remains unpublished, began their gambling session playing £1 per spin on the famous game King Kong. After hitting a single win of £250, they went over to Beach Life with the dream of hitting the game's record-setting progressive jackpot. Little did they know that dream would come true after just six spins! In an instant, they won the £5.1 million progressive and became the luckiest slots player in the history of the UK.
To treat the lucky player to a true winner's celebration, Betfred Casino proceeded to fly the player directly to the Betfred offices with a free private jet, where founder Fred Done then personally handed them their cheque. Here's what Fred himself had to say about the win: "As a bookmaker I get a real thrill out of turning somebody into a multi-millionaire at the click of a mouse. The jackpot has been growing for a while now and we were all hoping that it would be one of our customers that won this life-changing jackpot. It just goes to show that it's always worth trying your luck!"
If there's anything that can be taken from this story, it's the fact that progressives can literally be won by anyone at any moment. Right now, Betfred Casino has £2 million in progressives waiting to be won with just a single spin, including £838,000 in the popular Playtech Casinos slot Gold Rally.
Record €7.6 Million Jackpot Won at Unibet Casino
Continuing this streak of incredible luck is a Swedish player at Unibet Casino who just won €7.6 million. The woman, who has been a member of Unibet since 2001, hit the largest jackpot ever won in Sweden after hitting the Mega Jackpot in Hall of Gods, one of the site's most popular NetEnt video slots. All it took was one incredibly lucky bonus round! In an interview with the casino, she reminded all players that these jackpots can happen at any moment: "You read in the papers about people winning big and always wonder what it would be like if it happens to me...it's a dream everyone has, and now I'm living it!"
In addition to being the record high for any online casino player in Sweden, this €7.6 million jackpot also set an unprecedented high for Unibet Casino themselves. As you can imagine, CEO Henrik Tjärnström was delighted to hear of this news. "Again we have shown that the jackpots are real and we are ecstatic that another of our Unibet customers has become a millionaire."
This €7.6 million progressive win came just three weeks after a €6.9 million hit on Mega Fortune in January. With numerous other jackpots at Unibet Casino waiting to be won, there's no telling how long this incredible lucky streak will continue.