A 28-year-old mobile punter won £341,259 at William Hill on Sunday, the largest mobile pay-out in the company’s history, which the bookmaker said it also believed to be the biggest to date across the industry.
The supermarket worker from East London hit the Leprechaun’s Luck jackpot with a £12 wager on his iPhone at 9am on Sunday morning, and plans to take his family on a holiday to India, although his wife is keen on a new BMW X5.
He said: “All my Christmases have come at once” and added he would be buying his family some gifts that would not fit under a regular Christmas tree.
William Hill’s director of mobile, Juergen Reutter, said more of the company’s customers were now playing via mobile as the products evolved, and that “we can see someone winning a million [on mobile] with us in 2013.”
A player at ButlersBingo.com on the Microgaming bingo network also recently set a new record for the largest single pay-out for an online bingo player, according to the Isle of Man-based egaming software supplier.
John O, a 56-year-old from Lincolnshire won a huge £5,883,044.33 on the progressive jackpot from a 30p value spin on Microgaming’s The Dark Knight video slot, just two weeks after a Norwegian player triggered a £5.4m pay-out on the same game.
Microgaming CEO Roger Raatgever said: “This win is particularly significant for us as it’s our biggest win on the Microgaming Bingo Network, which is an ideal way to end 2012.”