Sweden - A Swedish slots player became an instant multi-millionaire earlier this month, after winning the jackpot on the NetEnt game, Mega Fortune Dreams.
The anonymous player came away with the top prize on the Hyper Casino platform on May 1. They were relishing a bonus game on the popular slot and worked their way to the innermost wheel when the game suddenly stopped working. Alarmed, the player got in touch with the platform’s customer service to tell them Mega Fortune had frozen while they were playing.
Hyper Casino then contacted NetEnt to tell them they needed to repair the game. Meanwhile, the player waited for seven days to hear whether they’d actually won anything.
Much to their surprise, Hyper Casino said NetEnt told them that they had checked the Mega Fortune server and verified that the player had actually won the jackpot. The player is the very first big winner in Sweden’s new online gambling market.
The lucky player collected winnings amounting to $2.8m, although Hyper Casino did not release any more information regarding the player, the win, or the stake sum.
In a statement, Hyper Casino disclosed: “This Swedish player might have been the first jackpot winner, but there are other progressive jackpots waiting to be won at Hyper Casino, and all of our other brands, too.”
NetEnt developed Mega Fortune Dreams back in 2014. It is a progressive jackpot slot, that features five reels, three rows, and 20 paylines. The bonus game provides the chance to win on a triple progressive jackpot. The slot has a high return to player of 95.9%, the percentage of stakes a game pays back to players.
Hyper Casino claimed a license in December 2018 to operate online in Sweden’s gambling sector, which was liberalized in January 2018. It was initially a state-run monopoly, but now, over 60 offshore gambling operators have been issued licenses for business in the country.
Malta-based Hyper Casino is owned by L&L Europe and also has a license to operate in the UK. L&L’s other online casino brands include CasinoCasino, All British Casino, and Fun Casino. The Hyper Casino platform offers more than 700 slots from various developers, including NetEnt.
The multi-million payout in Sweden is a wonderful sum, but it is by no means the largest in history. Progressive jackpot games on online casinos are steadily rising in popularity and have paid out some outrageously high jackpots of late.
NetEnt previously paid out a windfall of $5.2m on Mega Fortune Dreams in November 2018. The British player had placed a bet of just £0.80 on the Bingo.com platform. The biggest win ever on Mega Fortune Dreams was an astounding $20m, collected by a player in Finland.