Top Gambling Wins: 2015 Jon Heywood UK £13.2 million
British soldier Jon Heywood has become an overnight multi-millionaire after betting 25p.
The 26-year-old, who toured Afghanistan, won his fortune in an online casino and kept his win quiet for three days. He even went to work the following day. He 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 l spend it on is the best possible medical treatment for my dad.” His father is waiting for a heart and lung transplant.
“Family comes first, and I’d give all this money back for him to be healthy again,” Jon, from Cheshire, said.
It could be a world record for the largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game.