Empire Fortune, Yggdrasil Gaming’s popular progressive jackpot game that launched in 2016, has just made history. One lucky Norwegian player just won a grand prize of €5,197,198, making it the biggest payout ever recorded by the iGaming developer.
The life-changing win by an anonymous winner triggered on Betsson’s NorgesAutomaten Casino on Tuesday evening, July 4, 2017. What makes this win even more significant is that it was hit on a mobile device. It’s also the first major payout activated on this game, complementing Yggdrasil’s other successful jackpot slot Joker Millions that made one player €3.3m richer just in time for Christmas last year.
Empire Fortune Slot Features
The Empire Fortune slot is played on 20 pay-lines and 5 reels, featuring non-stacked symbols, a Hold feature, Free Spins bonus and the coveted Jackpot Wheel. The pyramid-shaped wheel has 3 levels and just as many progressive prizes which come with a selection of other instant rewards. With enough luck on the top level and special fireworks, the Empire Fortune Jackpot can be yours. You can see exactly how the avid Norwegian player won around 49 million NOK on Yggdrasil Gaming’s official YouTube page.
With that being said, here’s how Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO at Yggdrasil Gaming, put it all together: “We’re very excited to see one of our players hit our biggest ever jackpot, and I hope he treats himself to an extended summer holiday.”
“Jackpot titles are always popular, but what makes Yggdrasil Gaming’s progressive jackpot slots so successful is the engaging base game that keeps customers happy, even though they can’t all walk away with a life-changing prize.”
“Our market-leading slots, including Empire Fortune, are enjoyed by an ever-growing number of players and operators, and as we expand our customer base, it won’t be long before another lucky player hits the big one.”
Alexis Wicen, Managing Director of NorgesAutomaten, said: “We are always looking to have the best games and biggest jackpots on our site and it’s always a pleasure to see one of our loyal players win such a huge amount.”
“This is the highest ever win recorded on NorgesAutomaten and it is great to see a customer who registered over nine years ago take it home!”