The Top 5 Biggest Slot Machine Wins of All Time

Slot machines are popular, both online and in real life. So popular that Las Vegas execs have told stories about how people ran past the free buffet when a new casino was opened to hit the fresh slots as fast as they could. And with a reason: Vegas slots had some of the nicest jackpots ever. But when it comes to jackpots, the great online is up to the challenge. While no slot machine has beat the real life top jackpot win yet (close to $40 million), they are coming hard from behind. According to, the top five online progressive jackpots now have a sum of approximately $18 million and counting. But the largest payouts made by online slots were much higher.

5. Mega Fortune Mega jackpot – November 2015

Swedish developer NetEnt’s Mega Fortune slot machine is famous for its generous progressive jackpots. It was for a long time the record holder for the largest ever progressive jackpot paid out by an online slot machine. The record was broken last year (more about it later), but it’s still one of the largest paying online slots of history.

Mega Fortune paid out a generous progressive jackpot worth €8,58 million (about $9.4 million) on November 28th 2015 to a lucky Swedish player at Folkeautomaten, a local online casino. This was the third largest amount ever paid out by a progressive slot.

4. Arabian Nights jackpot – November 2012

Shamelessly inspired by Disney’s Aladdin animated feature, this NetEnt progressive slot is a fan favorite. No wonder – it comes with a generous jackpot attached. The biggest payout for this game (and the fourth largest ever) happened in November 2012, when a Finnish player at the Paf charitable casino won €8,63 million (about $9.46 million) there.

3. Mega Fortune Mega Jackpot – September 2011

Mega Fortune appears for the second time in our list – but not for the last. It is one of the most generous jackpots for a reason. The third largest jackpot win ever (and the second largest for this game) happened on September 23rd 2011, when a Norwegian player cashed out €11,74 million (about $12.8 million at today’s exchange rate) at the Betsson online casino. But wait, there’s more.

2. Mega Fortune Mega Jackpot – January 2013

Until last October the Mega Fortune slot machine held the official Guinness world record for the largest ever progressive jackpot payout by an online game: €17.86 million (which translates to almost $19.6 million today). The player was a 54 year old (at the time) Finnish man, playing at the local Paf online casino.

1. Mega Moolah – October 2015

At the top of the list we find Mega Moolah, Microgaming’s most famous online progressive slot machine. The game has a funny jungle theme and the most generous progressive jackpot payout ever attached to it. The winner was Jon Heywood, an Afghanistan veteran from the UK, playing at the Betway online casino. And the win was amazing: €17,879,645 ($20,062,600, £13,209,300). At the time of the win the exchange rates were different, so the win was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest ever recorded on a progressive slot machine.

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