Jackpot Giant Pays Out Seven Figures

The game holds its jackpots for months – sometimes years – and then pays out in big ways. The Jackpot Giant from Playtech is the game, and the latest payout was certainly a giant.

Playtech Pays Out

The player was on the Ladbrokes online casino, simply playing for €4.50 per spin. And then it happened. Five wild symbols landed on the first payline and the jackpot hit. The player’s incredible spin earned €1,693,062.87, a total of 376,236 times the stake wagered.

Playtech Director of Casino James Frendo noted, “Jackpot Giant has become one of Playtech’s most iconic games and characters, so it’s fitting that he has awarded a truly giant, life-changing payout. Ladbrokes is one of our longest-standing partners, and it’s fantastic to have helped make one of their players a millionaire.”

Ladbrokes Commercial Manager Adam Goodall added, “Everyone at Ladbrokes is very excited to have created another millionaire on a single €4.50 spin. Jackpot Giant is a hugely popular game for us, with the truly giant progressive jackpot being won within a Ladbrokes site for the second time in a row. Many congratulations to our lucky player on their amazing win!”

Jackpot Giant Past Wins

Less than one year ago, in October 2018, Jackpot Giant hit for a UK player in the amount of £9,411,049.

The progressive jackpot had been increasing steadily for more than two and a half years, evidenced by the large sum that paid at that point.

The jackpot win on Jackpot Giant before that – two years and 39 weeks before, to be more exact – was on Gala Bingo, and the Scottish librarian from Glasgow hit the big prize for £4,497,217.

She had bet £4 to qualify for the jackpot spin. Not only was that a life-changing win for the player, it was the largest jackpot paid out by the Gala Bingo online casino to that point in time.

The longtime Gala Bingo player was playing that evening on her Android Galaxy smartphone. “I picked up my mobile and started playing while I was watching TV,” the anonymous player said. “Minutes later, I saw a huge string of numbers coming up and realized I’d hit the jackpot. I was simply blown away and couldn’t believe I’d won.”

That win also set a record for the UK’s largest mobile slot jackpot win and equaled approximately 170 years of the librarian’s pay.

Five Years Strong

When Jackpot Giant was first released in January 2014, it was designed to be a hit. The giant was a friendly man, one who lived on an island and wanted players to join him in exploding volcanic riches.

The 5-reel video slot offered 50 paylines put 3D animation at the forefront to catch players’ eyes, making the giant a colorful and happy one. Players could start betting at just $0.50 but needed to play the max bet to qualify for the jackpot.

Whether playing for the jackpot or not, there are numerous ways to win on Jackpot Giant. Winning wilds were one way to be paid, with five-of-a-kind wilds paying 50,000 times the line bet. There are scatters and crystals, and stacked symbols that can land on all reels.

There are two bonuses in Jackpot Giant, in addition to the biggest one, which is the jackpot.

The Mystery Bonus is one of the two main features that can be activated. That giant hands are viewable on each reel, and activating two, three, or four of them prompts the hand to toss coins for cash.

The Giants Bonus is the other main feature, which requires landing the bonus symbols on the first and last reels. That triggers the bonus and volcanoes that erupt with cash prizes. Players pick three out of the six volcanoes to win the mystery prizes, though they will sometimes even receive an extra pick. And choosing the right casino at the right time could cause a chain reaction of eruptions to award all prizes.

Playtech Keeps Paying

As one of the game developers with the most jackpot games in the market, Playtech always seems to be paying them out, whether its a four-figure paydays or life-changing millions.

In fact, Playtech has 80 progressive jackpot games. It is one of the company’s biggest marketing points and one of the many reasons that online casinos want to partner with Playtech.

The most recent Jackpot Giant win put Playtech at €187,629,964 of jackpot payouts for the past year. The company now averages more than 16,000 jackpots paid out each month.

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. From her days in the WPT offices to covering summers of WSOP tournament action, she also followed gambling legislation to Washington D.C. and women-only poker to the Bahamas. Meanwhile, she lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for many years before moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Now, Jen travels less, writing about poker and online gambling from her home with her two dogs watching her every move. In her spare time, she follows politics, works on her never-finished novels, and learns Italian in the hopes of retiring to Italy someday.

If you want to know more, you can follow Jen on Twitter @WriterJen


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