Online gaming is great – it brings people together, it’s fun, it’s engaging, and, above all else, it gives those playing it the chance to earn some cold hard cash. Usually, the amount in question isn’t of a substantially large nature, but one lucky slots jackpot winner by the name of Jon Heywood has just bagged himself an absolutely astounding £13.2million win whilst playing one of bet ways popular online games.
“I couldn’t believe that I’d won all of this money at the time – it still hasn’t really sunk in” says Jon, a local lad from Cheshire in England. Usually, the first thing a brand new millionaire would splash their cash on is a house, car, possibly a yacht or two, all wrapped up in some far distant exotic location far away from the hustle and bustle of the frantic British streets, but for Jon, his new found fortune means something far more significant – it means he can buy the best possible healthcare for his Father, who is currently scheduled to undergo a heart and lung transplant.
“The first thing I’ll be spending my money on is the best medical treatment money can buy for my dad. That’s more important than anything. Family comes first and I’d give all this money away if it meant he could be healthy again.” Jon previously had a very tough year, having to watch his Grandfather die and using that experience as his inspiration to find health and happiness for his Father. Of course, this isn’t where the spending will stop, as Jon has already stated that he’s going to splash out on a Mediterranean cruise for his family amongst other things, then of course, it’s onto the subject of cars, which re often the first point of call for any newly christened millionaire. “I’m trying not to get carried away and I really don’t know what else I’m going to buy with the money, apart from a yellow Bentley continental GT. I never dreamed of owning a Bentley, let a lone driving one. I’ve got a Fiat Punto at the moment.”
Jon won his enormous jack pot whilst playing the incredibly popular “Mega Moolah” game late on October the 6th, but had to keep the win quiet for three days and even went into work the following day – this can’t have been easy considering Jon knew he’d never have to worry about money again. It must be incredibly overwhelming for Jon, who has toured Afghanistan and fought for his country, to know that his days of hard labour are over and he is now an entirely free man – perhaps the most spectacular element of this story however, is his family focused attitude and selfless intentions for his immense win, which is a rarity in a day and age so heavily focused on money and personal extravagance.