Every now and then, we all entertain those daydreams where we walk into a casino like peasants and walk out of it like millionaires. The dream has come true for many people, sometimes in spectacular ways. More impressive still, many of them didn’t even have to leave their living rooms. In this article, we’ll talk about the biggest prizes ever awarded by online casino games. Come with us and get some more food for your dreams.


Life-Changing Luck

As far as the old saying goes, lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. Or does it? Stories of people scoring two jackpots are rare but not inexistent. However, a kind of game consistently awards the highest jackpots. Yes, we’re talking about slots.

Of course, one can always get extra-lucky on roulette or bring home a hard-fought pot prize from a poker tournament. Still, table games will rarely award such high prizes, even less so, instantly. Besides, these games require skills, at least to some degree.

On the other hand, slot machines are uncomplicated, and the only thing it requires is to feed it with coins or credits. Gamblers have no control over the outcome of a spin, which often results in a waste of money. Nevertheless, winnings are legendary when a lucky spin lands on a jackpot.  

One-Armed Fairy

The digital “one-armed bandits” were very benevolent to the gamblers below and barely deserved to be called “bandits”, given their punctual generosity. Check below some stories of people getting insanely rich after playing jackpot games online for real money.

Lucky 25 – USD 24 Million

A Finnish gambler picked an online casino randomly from a list of the best 50. Risking only 25c, the Norseman brought home about USD 24 million, or €17,861,800. an excellent gamble, indeed. The incredibly lucky man risked his hard-earned 25c on a Mega Fortune, which lives to its name now and then.

Norwegian Nights – USD 17.3 Million

A Norwegian player logged into betson.com to relax, spinning some slots. The game of the day was Arabian Nights, and the man must have felt that all Ali Baba’s fortune was being bestowed upon him. A mere 75 cents bet resulted in a lifetime fortune.

A Soldier and a 25-Minute Battle – USD 17.2 Million

Jonathan Heywood, a British soldier, needed only 25 minutes inside Betfair’s platform to walk out of it a millionaire. Jonathan didn’t reveal which game was his lucky one but already had an idea of what to do with the cash. Heywood promptly bought himself a top-shelf Bentley and went on a family cruise. According to him, he deposited about 40 bucks on Betway and was watching TV when he won.

No More Sleepless Nights – USD 13.3 Million

A sleepless Norwegian student decided to play some slots, waiting for the Sandman. Winning that particular jackpot probably didn’t help him sleep that night either. The life-changing spin happened on betson.com, where he deposited a few bucks. He spent all the deposit, and some free spins were still left. The rest, you already know.

After such a meaty prize, he probably won’t have problems sleeping again.

A Buck for a Few Million – USD 8.82 Million

Here’s another story of someone risking peanuts and walking out a millionaire prize. From her iPad, a woman going by the initial DP joined the Zodiac Casino. After putting only a single dollar in the game, she walked out with USD 8.82 million. She turned her amazing story into a book, enjoying the popularity of the moment.

Good Will Neil – USD 8 Million

A Scottish gambler going by the name Neil deposited USD 50 on casumo.com for an ordinary gambling session. It took less than an hour to realise there was nothing ordinary about it this time. On a bold USD 5 bet, Neil scored USD 8 million. Neil knew exactly what to do with the cash. He bought club seats for that season to watch Liverpool. Additionally, he went to Australia to visit his sister and donated part of it to Macmillan Cancer Research.

Making a List and Checking It Twice – USD 7.2 Million

The New Zealander Rawiri Pou logged into Casino Land, following a list of Best 50 casinos. The weapon of choice here was the famous Mega Moolah, and the game made Mr Pou one happy Kiwi. He scored a prize of NZ $10,144,395.8. Asked where he would spend such a sum, Mr Pou had no doubts: “on my family”.

A Lot to Thank For – USD 3.5 Million

Last year, an unidentified gambler scored high at the MGM Grand Millions slot. The lucky spin happened during Thanksgiving, perhaps still in time for the gambler to thank for it. Higher prizes were awarded before, of course. Nonetheless, it’s still a life-changing sum.

50 Cents for a Million – USD 1 Million

Donnalyn K., a Hawaiian mom, spent a few years spinning the reels online, with nothing eventful happening. Until that day, when she risked 50 cents and pulled one million back. It might not be the most impressive prize on this list, but we can all agree it’s still a very sweet one, especially coming from such a small bet.

Mega Moolah Strikes Again – USD 22.4 Million

Not every hero wishes to be sung. One of our biggest winners preferred to remain anonymous, but his (or her) record will live on. Mega Moolah is one of the most popular slots, and it has already been awarded high sums before. Still, this one was big enough to be placed second in our ranking. The lucky spin happened in 2018, and apparently, it was one of 75 cents.



Don’t let this list trick you. There might be ten extremely lucky cases here, but hitting the biggest prize is still very rare. The chances of hitting a major jackpot are between 50 million and 100 million to one. So, remember: bets aren’t investments. Play responsibly and have fun!