David Williams | 05 Apr 2018
It’s not something that happens every day. In fact, it’s not something that happens often at all, let alone twice on one day! The unthinkable happened a couple of weeks ago when two players walked away literally rolling in cash after striking it lucky on two of major gaming supplier and developer NetEnt’s progressive jackpot machines.
Two lives had been changed for the better, with the combined winnings tallying up to a dizzying £7.5 million.
Progressive jackpots are known to literally change lives but being on the receiving end of a progressive jackpot payout isn’t something that happens all that often. Two progressive jackpots by the same developer paying out on the same day is almost an anomaly!
Mega Fortune Lives Up To Its Name
The smaller of the two progressive jackpots paid out an astonishing £2,667,437. Hailing from the UK, the fortunate player was playing the Mega Fortune online slot, at no more than £1 a spin, when he triggered the Mega Fortune Bonus Feature.
He was soon rerouted to the game’s progressive jackpots screen, where he could choose any one of three jackpots to have a go at. The over-excited man relates how he covered the game’s screen with his one hand, afraid to jinx the end-result by looking.
It obviously worked, as in an instant; the man was a staggering £2,667,437 richer.
Making Dreams Come True
The other jackpot stood at an incredible £4,084,430 when the game’s bonus wheel was triggered. The player was lucky enough to make it all the way to winning the ultimate prize. The game was NetEnt’s Mega Fortune Dreams Slot.
NetEnt Shares The Joy
NetEnt’s Chief Product Officer, Henrik Fagerlund, congratulated The Stars Group and online casino PokerStars Casino for what is now officially their biggest online payout ever to a player. Fagerlund also said that it was these types of incidents that kept players coming back to play NetEnt’s games over and over again. He said that now was a time that the jackpots just kept on coming, and that the team at NetEnt was every bit as thrilled with the state of events as the players.
Two progressive jackpot payouts in a question of 24 hours is a record milestone, even for a prominent gaming giant like NetEnt. Fagerlund expressed the hope that NetEnt’s games would continue to change the lives of players on an ongoing basis.