Largest Ever Online Bingo Jackpot Awarded on The Dark KnightPublished December 18, 2012 by OCR Editor
A British bingo player broke a jackpot record on Microgaming's Bingo Network.
It's a heart-warming tale of rags to riches - an ex-factory worker from Lincolnshire, UK - transforms his family's life overnight, by winning a staggering £5.88 million on an online slot game. 56 year-old John Orchard, grandfather of three, spent a mere 30p on a game of Dark Knight winning him the largest ever online bingo jackpot. Granted it wasn't a bingo win per se, but he was playing a slot Side Game on Butlers Bingo.
The Dark Knight
Microgaming's The Dark Knight slot game came out this summer gone, as the natural follow-up to their Lord of the Rings video slot game. Based on the 2008 film, The Dark Knight also boasts cinematic spins allowing players to enjoy movie clips in between spins. It is a 5-reel slot game with 243 ways to win. Look out for appearances from Batman and Joker who award random prizes; there are also bonuses of 15 free spins to be grabbed. Most of all, there are four progressive jackpots to play for, as won by John Orchard in the UK. There are no required combinations to win these as they are awarded at random. And as with all progressive jackpots, they prize amount increases the more you play.
Microgaming's progressive pay-outs are made in one immediate payment, so John Orchard would have turned millionaire literally overnight.