Online gaming firm ComeOn.com has been honored with a Guinness World Record for the biggest ever jackpot payout in an online slot machine online online game. The lucky winner is a young man student who received ?11,736,375 (?10,272,600, $15,844,900).
The official record entry in the Guinness World Records says: “The biggest jackpot payout in an internet slot machines online game is ?11,736,375, won by a gambler on ComeOn.com on the ‘Mega Fortune’ game paid out to an unseen player in Norway, on 24 September 2011.”
When contacted, the winner, who’s from the local community of Hordaland in Norway said that he went home after an evening out, watched a movie and enjoyed a couple games on ComeOn.com as he could not get to sleep. The decision to play on-line made him 11.7 million euros wealthier. Naturally, it did not help him sleep, and he confessed that he stayed awake until 06:00 due to great shock. As to the jackpot money, the young man said, “I have to try cool down prior to even deciding on exactly what I’ll do with the cash!”
The online game that netted him the big prize is the appropriately named ‘Mega Fortune’, a slot online game which offers an enormous and very interesting jackpot.
Henrik Persson, the CEO of ComeOn, revealed that while he had by no means expected that his business could be honored a Guinness Globe Record, he could hardly think of a much better record for ComeOn to be honored. He said, “Breaking the record for a pay out to a player is the ideal method to show folks that not only can you win huge when playing on ComeOn.com, but in addition demonstrates that this is what ComeOn is all about. We make sure that our gamers are extremely nicely rewarded whenever they win. This is just what makes them coming back to our games.”
At the same time, Huw Thomas, the Head of ComeOn.com mentioned that even though Guinness Globe Records was obviously a bit of a surprise even to him, it wasn’t fully unexpected. He stated “Creating winners is what ComeOn.com is about. To be honored with a Guinness Globe Record is a great accolade for the web site and guaranteed stamp of approval that we hold the greatest online jackpots and guaranteed winnings – no matter how huge they’re!”
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Jackpot Winner Interview
The largest jackpot payout in an online slots game is ?11,736,375 (?10,272,600, $15,844,900), won by a player on ComeOn.com on the ‘Mega Fortune’ game paid to an anonymous player in Norway, on 24 September 2011.”
When contacted, the winner, a student from the community of Hordaland in Norway, stated that he went home after an evening out, watched a movie and enjoyed a few games on ComeOn.com simply because he couldn’t sleep. By morning, he was 11.7 million euros richer.
We caught up with the lucky winner to see how things have been going for him since September. We’re pleased to determine that he is as well as ever, and is talking about purchasing a new head set. Hearing this, his brother laughs and says that humour is still intact within the family. The victorious one procedes to say that maybe, just maybe, he’ll consider buying himself a
Spotify Premium subscription also.
The winner with the massive jackpot tells us that he had some busy weeks after the win, but that most things are back to normal at the moment. “I had an intense exam period, but I hope and believe I did nicely.”
Following his big win on Mega Fortune, the young winner received financial guidance as well as other practical tips from the betting company ComeOn.com.
“I?ve been to Malta and I saw how the ComeOn team works, so they’ve been truly useful.”
We met the winner in Bergen on an additional rainy day and we joked about how the west cost of Norway will be the new “Verdal”, as ComeOn has paid out jackpots amounting to almost 150 million in just under two years to that area. Our winner said “Maybe the weather will be the explanation. When the climate is really poor like this, you don?t have that numerous options besides becoming inside with your pc.”
The lucky computer on which he made the win has now been replaced with a new Pc, and also the jackpot winner wants to be able to relax within the future, without the media. “There happen to be lots of inquiries, each from the banks and also the media, but I don?t plan to show up in the media. This will be the last interview concerning the prize and all of the cash, and I hope that the media and others will respect that.”
Throughout our 2 hour conversation we spoke about some things he desires to complete in autumn, but there aren’t many large upcoming events for the millionaire who after all is just in his 20?s.
He has never seen Liverpool play live, so he’s thinking about taking a trip to Anfield.
The record breaking winner says that he had problems sleeping the first week following the enormous jackpot win. Extremely understandable of course.
This prize will be the most a Norwegian has ever won in a bet/game – and the biggest ever online win. In typical understated fashion, our winner says “It?s nice to have that title, and to be within the Guinness world record book!”