Cameron Murphy25.09.2016

Swedish online casino software provider, Net Entertainment, has paid out a €4.9 million progressive jackpot. A lucky player at Betsson Casino hit the jackpot while playing their popular Mega Fortune slots game.

The Norwegian player in his twenties has remained unnamed. He initially thought he had won SEK45,000 (€4,900), before realising that, in fact, he had won the life-changing amount of SEK45 million (€4.9 million).

“I was playing Mega Fortune a little before bed and then suddenly the jackpot hit,” he said. “I was unsure at first if it was true, but it has gradually dawned on me how much I’ve won. I’ll build a house with the money, but otherwise just want to carry on as normal.”

This is one of a string of millionaire-producing jackpots that the Mega Fortune slots game has paid out this year. In January, NetEnt awarded a progressive jackpot win of €2.7 million to a lucky player on the Mega Fortune slots game in the UK while in July, a Swedish player was awarded a €3 million payout on the game. In May, another lucky UK-based player won €2.9 million while playing the Mega Fortune Dreams slots game.

Mega Fortune is a 5 reel, 25 payline video slots game with a luxury theme. Besides for the three progressive jackpots, there is also a free spins bonus round with up to a 5x multiplier.

“Mega Fortune continues to be one of NetEnt’s best performing and most played games and we’re over the moon that another jackpot has dropped,” announced Simon Hammon, chief product officer at NetEnt.

“We’re looking forward to even more players enjoying the great gameplay and features in the future and I’m sure it won’t be too long before the slot changes another life for the good.”