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Betway punter breaks world record after eight-figure win

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itish soldier is planning an extravagant spending spree after winning a record-breaking £13.2m on Microgaming’s Mega Moolah online slot game on Betway.com.

Jon Heywood saw a TV ad for Betway’s online casino, deposited £30 and started placing 25p bets. After seven minutes he landed the winning spin.

When converted into euros, the £13,213,838 prize he scooped works out at €17,879,645, beating the previous world record payout for an online slot game of €17,861,813 set in Finland in 2013.

Heywood, whose father is awaiting a heart and lung transplant, said: “I couldn’t believe that I’d won all this money at the time – and it still hasn’t sunk in.

“It’s amazing. The first thing I will spend it on is the best possible medical treatment for my dad. That’s more important than anything. Family comes first and I’d give all this money back for him to be healthy again.”

He also plans to pay for his relatives to go on a Mediterranean cruise, and buy a yellow Bentley Continental GT.

“I never even dreamed of driving a Bentley, let alone owning one,” said Heywood, who has toured Afghanistan with the British Army. “I’ve got a Fiat Punto at the moment.”

Betway spokesman Alan Alger said: “We couldn’t be happier for Jon – he’s an incredibly nice guy and his family will benefit immensely from his huge win.

“It just shows that the biggest prizes can be won from the smallest stakes – Mega Moolah has really lived up to its name.”
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