Betfred dishes out £5.4m in firm’s largest-ever payout


UK operator Betfred has paid out its biggest-ever payout to Geordie bettor Michael Clark, who won £5.4m from just a £1.40 spin on online slot machine King Kong Cashpots

Clark, an avid Newcastle United fan, has already outlined plans on how he and fiancée Sherelle Pooley will spend the record-breaking jackpot prize money after the Blueprint Gaming title made them multi-millionaires. 

Commenting on the life-changing moment, Clark stated: “I was on it for probably 20 or 30 minutes or so and just kept on winning until I found myself playing for the jackpot. 

“At first I thought we’d won £5,000, which was a great amount, but then I realised there were more numbers showing on my phone. I just couldn’t believe that I’d actually won so much.

“We thought it must have been a mistake at first, and then we started hugging each other when we realised it was real. I just couldn’t stop crying, and there was no way I was going to go to sleep that night having won such an enormous amount of money.”

Betfred owner, Fred Done, personally contacted the winner to congratulate him and offer financial advice as the two discussed the possibilities of Clark entering the property development business to make the most of his winnings. 

Done commented: “This proves nice guys can win. Michael is the most worthy of winners. It is brilliant news for this smashing couple who have proved you can win big at Betfred from the tiniest of stakes.”

King Kong Cashpots is a 5×3 reel slot from Blueprint Gaming with 20-paylines and bonus features including free spins, instant cash prizes and jackpot king functionality with progressive prizes. 

Georgia Parry, Head of UK Account Management at Blueprint Gaming, added: “News of life-changing wins like this is always a happy read but even more so when it is courtesy of one of our games. Knowing that the winner is as deserving as he and his family clearly are, makes it that much more special. 

“We’re ecstatic that a Blueprint creation has played a part in this and wish the winner and his family a lifetime of happiness.”