Secondary lottery group claims title for the biggest online gambling pay-out yet
On June 1 the Lottoland online punter scooped the EuroJackpot top prize of Euro 90 million at Lottoland, an achievement relived this week with the presentation of the official Guinness record certificate.
The big winner has been identified as Christina, a 36-year old cleaner from Berlin, who placed a bet on the Eurojackpot lottery via her mobile on www.lottoland.com. Her mother chose the five lucky numbers (14, 19, 21, 30, 32) and the two Euro numbers (4 and 7) which matched and delivered the record-breaking win.
Nigel Birrell, CEO at Gibraltar-based Lottoland, said Wednesday:
“We are absolutely delighted to achieve a Guinness World Record, It’s such an accolade to find ourselves in this hall of fame. it proves that we are able to even break world records thanks to our sophisticated insurance model.”
Guinness World Records official adjudicator Sofia Greenacre said:
“I’m pleased to confirm that Lottoland did indeed manage to set a new world record title for the largest online gambling pay-out, which now stands at Euro 90,000,000.”
Launched in 2013, Lottoland employs 350 people and boasts over eight million punters on its books. The primary aim of the company is to offer customers a broad choice of high jackpot games – currently around 30 lotteries from around the world – or to play jackpot games drawn hourly. To-date Lottoland players have won more than Euro 1 billion on its website, the company claims.
The company also offers the opportunity to win the world’s largest prize on a scratch card at Euro 10 million and the world’s largest prize on an instant win game with “Bingo Jackpot” at Euro 30 million.
With a presence in 13 markets, the Gibraltar-based enterprise is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar, the UK Gambling Commission, the Republic of Ireland National Excise License Office, the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli in Italy and the Northern Territory’s Racing Commission in Australia.