1. Story -British soldier: How my life changed after I won £13.2m
Jon Heywood became a millionaire just 25 minutes after opening his Betway Casino account on the online slots game Mega Moolah. This is what happened next.
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Jon Heywood had one eye on his online slots game, Mega Moolah, but most of his attention was on the documentary about World War II tanks he had stumbled across.
“Next thing I know, there’s a big wheel spinning,” he says. “I thought: ‘Brilliant, I’ve won 10 grand here.’ But no. Oh, good God, no.”
No indeed. Jon – then a British soldier – had actually won £13,213,838.68.
Yes, you read that right: thirteen million, two hundred and thirteen thousand, eight hundred and thirty eight pounds and sixty eight pence. He had only opened his Betway Casino account 25 minutes earlier.
Jon’s win – was subsequently certified by Guinness World Records as the “largest jackpot pay-out in an online slot machine game” – was in October 2015, and it’s fair to say his life has changed dramatically since then.
Our documentary tells the story of his win, and reveals what the overnight millionaire has done with his fortune.
Highlights from the video include:
- “What the hell is going on?!” Jon relives the moment he realised he’d won £13.2m, just 25 minutes after becoming a Betway customer.
- “He didn’t seem as excited as a normal winner would be!” Alan Alger, Betway’s Head of PR, explains how the jackpot was won and how the Guinness World Records got involved.
- “At the end of the day, money can’t buy a new heart and lung.” Jon and his mother Carol discuss how he has been able to help his dad Douglas.
- “We always had this pact that if we won some money, we’d help each other out.” But just how much did Jon gift to his friend Michael? (Spoiler: it’s more than you think.)
- “For me to comprehend having all that money, I had to work for it.” Jon explains why it was never an option for him stop working But what job does he do now?
- “I must admit, I do still find it strange when I see him lying under a bath.” Jon’s colleague Glyn discusses what it’s like working alongside a multimillionaire.
- “Do you think I’ve become pretentious?” Carol reveals what Jon’s biggest luxury is.
- “That’s the biggest thing I’m looking forward to.” Jon reveals what’s next for him and family.
2. Story -Mr Green Player Wins Jackpot TWICE
First of all, congratulations Jessica! Are you still in disbelief about your SECOND HUGE jackpot win? Did you get a chance to celebrate your big win yet?
We celebrated with champagne of course! However, we celebrated in quite a relaxed way because I just couldn’t believe I had actually won it a second time. I still can’t believe it actually, haha!
As soon as you reached the ‘Mega Fortune’ jackpot bonus round, what was going through your mind? Did you actually believe you could crack the jackpot?
Absolutely not, even though it has happened before. Deep down, you know that these things just don’t happen, especially not two times in a row! Unbelievable is all I can say.
Were you feeling particularly lucky that day? How long were you playing before you hit the jackpot bonus round?
I wasn’t really counting the minutes but I think I played for around an hour before it hit!
In 2015 you won your very first jackpot on ‘Siberian Storm’, what inspired you to play a different jackpot slot this time around?
I think I went for it subconsciously without any real expectations, because about 6 months before I won the first one, I had a dream about winning the lottery. I just never thought this win would come via slots.
WOW – €4.3 Million! Sounds like early retirement is on the horizon?
It has crossed my mind and to be honest, I have been semi-retired since the first win, traveling and enjoying life as one should with such a chance. I’ve just not really decided what to do with the rest yet.
How much has your life changed since your first jackpot win, and how much do you reckon is it going to change with your second win?
My life changed completely after the first win. I had many more possibilities to do what I wanted and I now enjoy life the way I really want to enjoy it. Everything really changed, which is understandable because it is so much money. Over a year has passed since I won the first jackpot but I still really can’t believe it, so I am really baffled over this second one!
Are there any other jackpot slots you enjoy playing besides ‘Siberian Storm’ and ‘Mega Fortune’?
I’ve been playing Wolf Run lately, but that’s about it.
How about a third jackpot win?
Well, it’s not impossible!
Yeah, you’ve already proven that to say the least! Anything else you would like to add?
I don’t really know what to say apart from that I am so happy right now, this really is unbelievable! Thank you!