The Biggest Win in UK Casino History

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Jon Heywood, a British soldier from Crewe, England, achieved the biggest win in UK casino history. On the 6th of October 2015, he won an incredible £13,209,300 from a 25-pence spin on the popular online slot game by Microgaming called Mega Moolah. This was the biggest win in UK casino history, so much so that it got recorded as the largest online slot jackpot of all time in the Guinness Book of World Records. What made it even more remarkable was that it was achieved from such a small bet. 

Factors That Contributed to the Biggest Win in UK Casino History

The biggest win in UK casino history was achieved through luck and skill. As with any casino game, the odds of winning in ‘Mega Moolah’ are determined by the game’s algorithms. However, as with any game of chance, luck plays a role in the outcome. Jon Heywood was lucky to have hit the jackpot on his 25-pence bet, but his skill in choosing the suitable game and the excellent bet was also a factor in his success.

In addition to luck and skill, Jon Heywood’s win was partly due to the game’s progressive jackpot system. ‘Mega Moolah’ is a progressive jackpot game, meaning that it accumulates a percentage of each bet made on the game and adds it to the jackpot. Therefore the jackpot continues to increase until it is won, making it more likely that a lucky player will win a large sum of money. Mega Moolah has been known to produce some huge wins, but until today, no one has beaten Heywood’s jackpot.

What Can You Do to Win Big?

While there’s no way to guarantee a win in any casino game, slots or table games, you can employ specific strategies to increase the chances of success. For example, it’s essential to do research on available real money slot sites, the game and get a good understanding of the rules and payout odds. It’s essential to understand the game’s bonus features and take advantage of them when possible. It’s also essential to set a budget and stick to it, as well as to take regular breaks while playing. 


Jon Heywood’s £13.2 million win was due to a combination of luck, skill and the game’s progressive jackpot system. Even though he’s still the record holder of the biggest win in the UK, there’s bound to be a new winner eventually.

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