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€17.8 Million Net Entertainment Jackpot Winner

Date: February 1, 2013

Mega Fortune is one of Net Entertainment’s most popular video slots. This game has cemented its iconic status in the history books since paying out not just one record-breaking progressive jackpot, but two world-record-breaking progressive jackpots. The first one was worth €11.7 million, but the more recent jackpot was worth a staggering €17.8 million when it was won by a lucky player from Finland.

In January 2013, a player from Helsinki was playing at a secure NetEnt powered online casino called PAF (Play Among Friends) when he scooped the top prize, while playing with just €0.25 per spin.

“This win is completely off the charts for these kinds of games. The whole gaming world has been holding its breath during this fall and winter, while the jackpot has just kept on growing. As this jackpot was pooled, which means that it is shared by several gaming companies, we are naturally very happy about the fact that the jackpot was again won by one of our customers. Paf players seem to have an incredibly good flow at the moment,” stated Anders Sims who is the head of press and public relations for PAF.

The 40-year-old player won exactly €17,861,813 from this five reeled slot which has 25 winning paylines. Players are not required to download any programs from the internet to play on this game because it can be launched instantly in your web browser. This is the case with most other NetEnt slots. At the time of writing, the prize pool for the Mega Fortune slot has already climbed back up to more than €2.5 million..

"This is our second world record jackpot in online gaming. The large liquidity within the slots with progressive jackpots enables the rapid growth of these jackpots, which is great news for the operators. We want to congratulate the winner of this record jackpot and hope to turn many more players into millionaires in the future,” said Per Eriksson who is NetEnt’s Chief Executive Officer.