Not long ago, Jon Heywood was serving as a solider in Afghanistan. Now the Brit is celebrating the £13.2 million jackpot that he won through online slots. In terms of euros, this is the biggest online slots jackpot in history as it’s worth €17,879,645; the old record, set by a Finnish player in 2013, was worth €17,861,813.
This massive payout couldn’t come at a better time for Heywood. After all, his father needs extensive medical treatment (heart, lungs), which will cost a fortune.
‘It’s amazing,” Heywood said. “The first thing I will spend it on is the best possible medical treatment for my dad. That’s more important than anything. Family comes first and I’d give all this money back for him to be healthy again.”
In addition to taking care of his dad, the 26-year-old also has his eye on something special for himself.
“I’m trying not to get carried away and I really don’t know what else I’m going to buy with the money, apart from a yellow Bentley Continental GT,” said Heywood.
The British soldier is a big Formula One fan and sees the Bentley Continental GT as his dream car. Now, he’ll be able to afford this expensive purchase, along with the Mediterranean vacation that he wants to take his family on.
As for the win, Heywood deposited £30 into his Betway account and was wagering just 25p per spin on Mega Moolah. This progressive slot game has paid out many giant prizes over its existence, and Heywood has become the latest benefactor of the game.
“I couldn’t believe that I’d won all this money at the time – and it still hasn’t sunk in,” he gushed.
Perhaps once Heywood starts making some extravagant purchases with his slots winnings, the dream will finally feel like a reality.