What Are The 3 Biggest Wins in UK History?

by Joe Ellison Last Updated
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If you’re looking to win a life-changing sum from one of UK’s online casinos, it seems that slots are your best bet. While poker and blackjack may be the best-known games, it’s the exciting reels promised by slots that keep winning over players in the UK.

That, and the possibility of winning eye-watering jackpots like many lucky Brits have in the past. We’ll walk you through some of history’s biggest jackpots that happened right here in the UK.

Who knows, with a little bit of luck, you could be next!

Progressive Slots: Explained

Before we get to the lucky winners, you should know a bit about the type of slot that changed some of these players’ lives forever.

Two of these players have progressive slots, also known as progressive jackpots, to thank for their fortune.

Progressive slots are a network of online slot machines that are linked together. Over time, the jackpot grows with every spin of the reels, and keeps increasing as more players try to spin a win.

It’s important to remember that the odds of winning these jackpots are very slim. However, the potential reward is so high that it’s easy to see why so many players continue to chase the dream.

And that’s exactly what two of these lucky UK players did.

1. Jon Heywood Wins £13.2 Million on Mega Moolahmega moolah winnings slots

If you’re wondering which slot offers the biggest prizes and the most frequent wins, Mega Moolah is your best bet.

That’s where a lucky UK soldier, Jon Heywood, found his win. His tiny 25p bet won him a staggering £13.2 million back in 2015.

The Cheshire resident couldn’t quite believe his luck, so instead of cashing out immediately, he continued playing for a few days without telling a single soul about his win!

Heywood’s record-breaking win still hasn’t been broken. That’s a challenge for you if there ever was one!

2. Anonymous Scot wins £12 Million on Gala Bingo

The winner of one of the biggest bingo jackpots in the UK remains anonymous.

However, we do know that the winner lived in Scotland, and she made her massive win while playing Playtech’s Gala Bingo on her Android back in 2016.

What would the Scot do with her £12 million win, you may ask?

Provide her family with lifelong security and take a trip to Disney with her kids was first on the list, she said.

3. ‘Neil’ Wins £6.3 Million on Hall of Gods Anonymous Scot wins slots

This winner chose to keep it simple by going by his first name ‘Neil’ when he made his substantial win on the popular progressive slot, Hall of Gods.

Neil also hailed from Scotland, and he was very new to online slots when he brought home his win. Perhaps Beginner’s Luck isn’t a myth after all?

Neil won £6.3 million on a small bet of £4, and immediately thought his apparent win was a scam or a practical joke.

Luckily for him, Net Entertainment’s game was no scam, and it soon dawned on him that he had become a multi-millionaire.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, none of these fortunate players did anything special to secure their huge wins. Most importantly, they were all playing for fun and making reasonably-sized bets when Lady Luck decided to grant them a win.

There’s no guarantee that you’ll join the Hall of Winners anytime soon, but if you are looking to win a huge jackpot, make sure to go for lottery-style games like progressive slots and bingo.

About the Author


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Joe is a journalist, editor and copywriter who specialises in sport, politics, film and the gaming industry. He works on Fleet Street for national newspapers and other publicans across the UK and in North America. He is an experienced product reviewer and editor for global brands and gambing companies. He has interviewed everyone from elite sport stars to the next generation of influential business people.
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