A new millionaire has emerged thanks to the highly popular slot game Mega Fortune. 30-year-old Alexander from Stockholm, Sweden, played and won €8.6 million, not only winning the jackpot but setting a whole new record! Hot damn! So not only is Alexander a lucky guy but the video slot has now set its own record of delivering the biggest payout of all time. Not that Alexander cares. But how did he do it? Read on to find out more.
A Dark Night in Stockholm
It all started in 2nd December. It was a late at night in Sweden and Alexander decided to play his favourite slot after hours of watching TV, bored. Sleep wasn't coming any time soon. So why not throw a few euros on the wheel of fortune?
Mega Fortune is one of NetEnt's most famous slots. Mostly it’s because it still holds the previous record for largest slot jackpot ever at €17.8 million – though Microgaming comes in as a serious competitor when a UK soldier won £13 million on Mega Moolah.
Alexander has been a long-time player of Mega Fortune. Understandable — it’s a great game and that jackpot always inspired a few spins. That said, having played Mega Fortune a few times, Alex was under no illusion that he’d hit it.
Bit like the lottery ticket, really. Except, this time, he actually won. By playing the Wheel of Fortune.
The Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Fortune is a feature of the Mega Fortune slot that increases chances of winning exponentially — probably why Mega Fortune has such a wide appeal and how it has turned out a lot of lucky winners. Alexander hit 3 bonus symbols and spun the wheel of fortune. The first wheel moved him to the first inner wheel… Then another arrow moved him to the centre wheel… Surely he couldn't win this?
Well, turns out he did. When he hit it, he was in complete shock. “I was totally speechless and couldn’t believe what was happening. It was late and my wife had already gone to bed, but I had to wake her up and celebrate.” Alexander said.
Simon Hammon, Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, stated: “It’s fantastic to break another record with this jackpot won via mobile. Our games have paid out over €13m in jackpots in just over a week – the perfect early Christmas present.”
Back in January, another Swedish guy from Stockholm won using the Wheel of Fortune back in January 2015 with €5.6 million. Swedes must be blessed with good luck. Mega Fortune sure likes to break its own records. That’s a lot of cash to hand out a year and they are our most prolific big winner slot stories
Could you be next?
This jackpot can hit at any casino hosting Mega Fortune – realistically, though, the jackpots are unlikely to hit again so soon. Players may have to wait a few weeks to allow the game to build to over a million to dish out again. It is a lot of money, after all! But considering the popularity of Mega Fortune, it shouldn't take too long and sometimes you get two major jackpot hits within a days of each other.
And the Wheel of Fortune isn't the game's only feature. So, as you play, why not play using some other strategy.
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