News of Britain’s biggest ever internet slot machine jackpot recently broke, with John Orchard (60) scooping £5.8 million on a 30p online slot machine bet – after only playing the game a couple of times! Understandably, John was reported by the Daily Mirror to be ‘still quite stunned’ and was said to be planning to buy his daughter and his mum a house each. John and wife Lynn also plan to trade in their sensible Renault car for a Jaguar, with John saying, “It’s going to be the best Christmas ever!”

Such a big win is the stuff of dreams, and the story of John and Lynn’s amazing win wouldn’t seem out of place in a Hollywood blockbuster! Most people don’t associate online casino games with big jackpot wins; however, it is possible to win big on online slots, as John and Lynn were thrilled to find out!

A similar win was recorded in 2009 in the USA, when businessman Giorgios M won $8,482,920 when placing a $6 bet on the Mega Moolah online slot machine game. Similarly, a 29 year old British player won $8million while playing the Millionaire’s Club slot machine game in 2007. Both big wins came in the month of May, which is an interesting coincidence for superstitious types. Could May be the luckiest month of the year?

The Mega Moolah online slot machine game has been the source of some especially huge wins, with two payouts of over $5million occurring in 2008 – one to an Australian and one to a Finnish player.

Like John Orchard, a Canadian player by the username of Silvana3 struck lucky despite having no previous experience of playing online slots. Silvana3 actually won $300,000 on his first game, just six minutes after registering on the site. He spent $13 for a £300,000 return! Not bad for one throw of the dice!

The reason many of these giant wins are possible is because of the progressive jackpot. On a progressive jackpot slot a small percentage of each bet, played in every casino offering the game, goes into a giant progressive jackpot fund. This fund can be won by any player who fulfils the win conditions.

Progressive jackpots, also known as accumulator jackpots or jackpot accumulators, always start off at a decent sum thanks to a ‘seed system’ which sees each participating casino contributing to a fund to get the jackpot off to a good start. This means that even in the case of two wins in quick succession, the winner is guaranteed a tidy sum.

Gold Rally is one of the most popular online slots at with an accumulator jackpot. It’s easy to play, with three reels and eight lines, and has a reputation for making big jackpot payouts. The biggest Gold Rally win recorded stands at £1,041,709, and this slot often pays out jackpots of over £1million.

Marvel slots such as Hulk, Iron Man, X-Men and Fantastic Four are also a popular choice of progressive jackpot slots available at Jackpot247, so if you feel like a few goes on superhero slots with amazing accumulator jackpots, give one of these a try. Want to know more about Jackpot247 Marvel Slots? Click here

If you want to be in with a chance of bagging the biggest wins, check out the jackpot slots at Jackpot247. Who knows, you could be 2013’s big win story!

Created on 03/01/2013

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