As online bingo websites get bigger, the jackpots are getting bigger.

In December 2012, John Orchard from Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, won £5.9 million on a 30p game on a batman slot machine. The win was the highest ever jackpot win from an online bingo site in the world. The previous record was won by a Greek man named Georgios, who won £5.1 million.

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Back to John: he had put a 30p on a Dark Knight themed game and won the jackpot. The website in question was Butlers Bingo who said that they couldn’t wait to deposit the money into John’s account. John made sure his jackpot was confirmed by the website before telling his wife or quitting his job, which is quite clever if you ask us!

Technically speaking, this jackpot wasn’t won on an actual bingo game, despite being won on an online bingo game.

The British record for winning the most on an online bingo is £500,000. This was won by Gill, from Nottingham, on JackpotJoy. This shows that in the online bingo itself, that the jackpot can actually be rather high, and it is bigger than what would be available in the local bingo hall.

It isn’t always just the online bingo players that win big. Pat Alcock, 74, won £115,000 at Mecca Bingo in Sale, Greater Manchester. Pat is said to be delighted at winning the money and has said that it hasn’t sunk in yet.