altToday’s news story goes to prove that it’s not just women who love a bit of online bingo…

According to a local newspaper, a lucky gentleman from Lincolnshire has scooped a record-breaking sum of £5.88m from a 30p bet at popular UK games site, Butlers Bingo. It is said to be the biggest ever amount won on an online bingo site.

The winner, who has been named as John Orchard from the Long Sutton area, had literally joined the site a few days previously, before hitting the big time with his massive payout.

If you are wondering how he came to get his hands on such an amazing prize, it was all thanks to his decision to have a go on a progressive jackpot slot game.

The father-of-three told Butlers Bingo that he was “still in shock” and could not believe his good fortune, considering that his multi-million pound win came from a wager of just 30p. He went on to say that he’d been planning to purchase his daughter a new iPad for her Christmas present, but now he can afford to “buy her a new house instead.”

Ian O’Farrell, who is the Head of Promotions at the site (which belongs to the Microgaming Bingo Network,) said that they are thrilled to have broken the record and be paying out the biggest win to-date.  He continued, saying that they can’t wait to deposit the colossal sum into Mr. Orchard’s bank account. Here at BingoHideout, we bet John’s bank manager will get the shock of his life when he sees £5.8m suddenly appear in the system!

Sites such as Butlers regularly offer a great range of casino games alongside their bingo offerings, and this story is a great example of how dabbling in something different every now and then can work wonders. This particular online games site offers a choice of four progressive slots: Mega Moolah, King Cashalot, Tunzamunni, and Cash Splash 5 Reel. All of them are primed with a guaranteed mega jackpot, and until one fortunate player hits the right combination, the timer keeps on ticking, and they continue rising in value.

Have any of our readers ever struck it lucky on the slots? Do you have a particular favourite that you like to play, or do you think that the chances of winning a massive progressive payout like Mr. Orchard are slim-to-none? Let us know your thoughts!