Big winner at Betway casinoA 26-year-old British soldier has had his life changed forever after recently winning a whopping €17,879,645.12 at Betway Casino.

Jon Heywood, from Crewe, Cheshire, won the massive fortune while playing the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot. His incredible, record breaking win is approximately €18,000 higher than the previous Mega Moolah jackpot won by a Finnish punter in 2013.

The soldier, who has completed tours in Afghanistan, had a rough year after watching his grandfather die. Heywood has already stated that he will be using his winnings to help his father receive the best possible medical care as he is awaiting a heart and lung transplant.

"I couldn't believe that I'd won all this money at the time - and it still hasn't sunk in,” said Heywood. "It's amazing. The first thing I will spend it on is the best possible medical treatment for my dad. That's more important than anything. Family comes first and I'd give all this money back for him to be healthy again."

One special purchase

The punter has a few other special uses for his prize money. Heywood plans to send his relatives on a Mediterranean cruise as well as fulfil his dream of purchasing a luxury car. "I never even dreamed of driving a Bentley, let alone owning one. I've got a Fiat Punto at the moment," added Heywood

The Betway Casino spokesman, Alan Alger, said: "We couldn't be happier for Jon - he's an incredibly nice guy and his family will benefit immensely from his huge win."

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