Last month a soldier from Cheshire, UK was handed a cheque for more than £13 million - a new record payout for an online jackpot win.
Mr J Heywood was playing the Mega Moolah slot game at Betway Casino. With the jackpot ticker climbling rapidly, and already at well over £13 million, he won through to the bonus round and then hit the jackpot.
A staggering £13,213,836.68 was the exact payout figure in the end, handed to Jonathon in the form of a big fat cheque at the end of October.
Jonathon is now a multi-millionaire. He is also a world record holder because, applying the GBP/EUR exchange rate at the time of the win, the payout amount eclipes the previous record payout (EUR 17.8 million, Mega Fortune, Paf) won back in January 2013.
The downside of being a sodlier is that you can't tell you're employer to get stuffed when you win the lottery. Even millionaires get in troubel for going AWOL. So contrary to what the rest of us woiuld gave done, Jonathon actually made it into work on the day he became the world record jackpot winner.