An anonymous gambler with a Betsson account enjoyed more than an Easter egg last weekend. Yggdrasil Gaming has just revealed that the lucky player won a life-changing €3.1m (£2.7m, $3.4m) jackpot on its most popular slot game, Joker Millions.
The player had placed a stake of just €1.25 (£1.08, $1.39) on the progressive jackpot game via his laptop.
Yggdrasil CEO Fredrik Elmqvist said: “To have yet another huge jackpot fall is amazing, and I’m pleased that we’re able to reward loyal Yggdrasil slot fans with gigantic prizes. This is a real Easter treat and we’re thrilled it’s happened on a Betsson site, one of our longest-standing partners.”
Betsson’s gaming manager, Karolina Majewska, added: “We’re delighted to see one of our players win a massive sum of money. This shows the power of high-quality progressive jackpots such as Yggdrasil’s Joker Millions and the excitement they create. I want to extend my huge congratulations to the winner from everyone at Betsson.”
The lucky anonymous winner is not the first to have won a colossal sum on one of Yggdrasil’s platforms. Just five months ago, a player scooped up a staggering €7.8m (£6.7m, $8.7m), also on Joker Millions.
Back then, Yggdrasil paid out a massive €10m (£8.6m, $11.1m) over a two-week period on both Joker Millions and Empire Fortune, its other progressive jackpot slot game.
What is Joker Millions?
The slot was released in 2015 and, along with Empire Fortune, is one Yggdrasil’s most popular games. It has a progressive jackpot with powerful base game features, intuitive gameplay, and myriad betting options. Joker Millions gives players the opportunity to play across any device – PC, laptop, mobile, or tablet.
The game is one of Yggdrasil’s crown jewels. It became an instant hit with slot fans the world over on its release.
Malta-based Yggdrasil was founded just six years ago in 2013 by Elmqvist, who previously was CEO of Netent, another colossus of the i-gaming sector. The company also has offices in Gibraltar, Poland, and Sweden.
Yggdrasil’s mission from the outset was to disrupt the slot sector and it has certainly done that. It creates state-of-the-art games based on HTML5 that offer players some of the most technically advanced gameplay. Its iSense technology delivers particle animations and some of the smoothest stop-motion animation techniques. This technology also powers players’ ability to play on any device.
Its games are hugely popular thanks to these features and it also has a reputation for delivering quality customer support.
The name Yggdrasil comes from Norse mythology. Yggdrasil is a giant ash tree whose branches reach up to the heavens. It provides a home to dragons, stags, and eagles, while the nine Norse gods were said to hold their daily governance assembly at the tree.