Mega Fortune Jackpot just shy of 27 million SEK was won by Swedish player
We know that we usually bring you details of the latest big Mega Moolah winner on these pages, but we also are well aware that there are other progressive jackpot slot games available to play, including some from other companies other than Microgaming and we do like to share in slot players good fortune in general.
Therefore, we were delighted to hear that for one lucky Swedish-based player, their week got a whole lot more exciting when they landed an amazing 26,958,246 Swedish Krone jackpot prize playing at a casino called Hyper Casino.
The jackpot itself translates into around €2.5 million or £2.1 million at the current exchange rates and all we know is that the lucky winner is an unnamed 37-year old player, who landed the huge prize last week playing the Net Entertainment game Mega Fortune at Hyper Casino.
Speaking after the news of their massive win the lucky winner stated:
"Unreal, it's incredible. I have never really been lucky except for this jackpot. My biggest win before this big win was about 10,000 SEK."
The winner was asked about how they would spend their windfall and they responded:
"I have not planned that much yet. I have not even told my family about it, so we will probably sit down together and I will share a little of my luck with them. I love travelling and always have had the urge for it. Above all, I rave about visiting Bora Bora, which has long been a dream of mine, but financially never feasible."
Well, the lucky winner will certainly have more than enough cash to afford his dream trip to Bora Bora, with plenty of cash spare to help his family should he so wish!
His latest win of more than 260-times that amount means that this player becomes the first Swedish-based slots gamer to have won a multi-million euro prize under the new internet gaming regulations that came into force in Sweden a short time ago. However, given how popular online gaming could become in the country thanks to these stringent new regulations, we are pretty certain that they are not going to be the last big winner to hail from these shores.
With details still sketchy on the winner, let's now learn a little more about the slot game which saw them become an instant millionaire.
What is Net Entertainment's Mega Fortune slot?
Net Entertainment's Mega Fortune is one of the company's biggest progressive jackpot slot games. The game is based on a theme of luxury and wealth and is a 25-pay line slot which can be played from as little as 0.25 up to a maximum of 50.00 per spin.
It is a progressive jackpot slot which has a total of three different jackpots to win. The first is the smaller value Rapid Jackpot, which is followed by the Major jackpot and lastly the Mega Jackpot prize, which is the biggest value prize available on the slot.
Symbols on the reels reflect wealth and having lots of money and include a number of different status symbols such as expensive watches, a limousine, cigars and cognac as well as a money clip that has lots of dollars contained within.
In addition to the base game, which has a number of sizeable prizes to be won, there is also a Free Spins bonus game which is triggered when you land three or more of the Champagne Scatter symbols anywhere across the reels. Here you land 10 Free Spins with a 5x multiplier on all wins in the bonus game, you can also earn more Free Spins from within your bonus, as well as the key element to winning the top jackpot prize in the game, the Mega Fortune Bonus game.
The bonus game can be triggered in either the base game or Free Spins and to trigger it you need to land three of the Bonus Wheel symbols on three consecutive reels, such as from reels 1 to 3, 2 to 4 or 3 to 5. When you do, the bonus game triggers and takes you to a second screen.
On this screen you will see three wheels. The outer reel is spun first and contains cash prizes and arrows. Land on a cash prize and that is what you win, land on an arrow and you progress to the second wheel which you spin. Again, this contains cash prizes, this time of a larger amount, and arrows. Again, hit a cash prize and that is what you win, land on another arrow and you get to spin the third wheel.
On this reel you can land a cash prize, or one of the three jackpot prizes, with the Mega jackpot won by landing the diamond rich arrow. Land this prize and that is when you land a prize like the player from Sweden won just a few days ago.
Over the years, the Mega Fortune slot has paid out some sizeable prizes including a win of €6.9 million in 2012, an €11.7 million win in September 2010 and the largest jackpot payout on the slot to date was a €17.8 million win in January 2013. This was the largest ever jackpot won on an online slot until Jon Heywood smashed that by landing a bigger jackpot prize playing Mega Moolah in October 2015.
Let's now learn a little more about the casino where the lucky Swedish player landed their massive Mega Jackpot win.
Who are Hyper Casino?
Speaking after the announcement that their customer had landed this life-changing win, the CEO of Hyper Casino stated:
"We are absolutely thrilled with this huge win and would like to congratulate the lucky winner on his life-changing jackpot, which just shows that Hyper Casino is one of the fairest online casinos for Swedish players and we hope to celebrate many more big winners from Sweden in the near future."
So the first big winner in Sweden's newly regulated Internet gaming market has been confirmed. How long will it be until the next big winner from Sweden lands a massive prize and will they land their big win on Mega Fortune, or perhaps another top progressive such as Mega Moolah? We've had winners from Norway and Finland so it's time the Swedish players give the Mega Moolah a go!
Keep your eyes tuned to hear and we will be the first to let you know if and when that happens!
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