Swedish casino games developer Net Entertainment has paid out a €2.9m jackpot to a Swedish resident playing on Unibet’s Maria.com brand.

The middle-aged jackpot winner, from Jönköping in Sweden, won the jackpot playing a desktop version of the progressive pooled jackpot game Mega Fortune. The player bet only 70 cents to win the prize.

It is Net Entertainment’s second largest payout in 2014 following a €3.3m payout to a 50-year-old man from Southern Finland last month.

“This has been an astonishing start to the year,” said Net Entertainment’s chief product officer Simon Hammon. “Mega Fortune has paid out millions of euros to players and we are delighted that Net Entertainment yet again has proved to the gaming community that regular, life-changing wins occur on our mobile or desktop platforms.”

Mega Fortune is a progressive jackpot and part of Net Entertainment’s jackpot network, where the liquidity from players from many of the largest European online casinos is pooled. Other notable pooled jackpots from the Net Entertainment portfolio include Arabian Nights and Hall of Gods.

Mega Fortune currently holds the Guinness World Record for the largest ever jackpot payout for an online slot of €17.9m which occurred in January 2013. Last year Net Entertainment paid out a total of €43.6m through the game.


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