Paf player won the world's second largest online jackpot ever

A player in Finland has won 8.65 million euros on the slot machine Arabian Nights at Åland based It is a new Finnish record for online gaming – and the second largest in the world.

It was early Friday evening and the Paf player from the Helsinki region who had bet 5 euros could hardly believe his eyes when he looked at his gaming account. A win of 8.65 million euros, could it be true?
“Me and my wife shouted and hugged each other in joy for five minutes. I could not believe it was for real,” says the Paf winner. “I restarted the computer, and sure enough, the same unbelievable amount was still in my account.”

 The win is the largest online gaming jackpot in Finland ever, and the second largest in the world.

The record breaker on Arabian Nights was a little dazed after the win, but at Paf's advice will refrain from playing for a while. Here's what the winner had to say about the future:
“I've been working a lot lately, so now I'll focus on my family and children, cut down on work and think about what quality of life really involves.”

After news of the win, he chose to continue an unforgettable Friday night with a sauna to collect his thoughts. 

Paf winners receive advice

Every time a Paf customer wins a large sum of money, the gaming company does its best to give them support and advice in their new situation.
“It is important that we as a gaming company take responsibility and don’t leave the winner adrift. We ensure that everyone gets financial advice from a bank, and our recommendation is always that you should keep your identity secret,” says Anders Sims, Head of Press and PR at Paf.

The previous Finnish record was 6.9 million euros and was also set at Paf in January this year on the slot machine Mega Fortune. The new record may not last long as the previous record-setting slot machine, Mega Fortune, currently has a jackpot of over 9.6 million euros.

The world record for online gaming is just over 11.7 million euros and was also won on the Mega Fortune slot machine.

For more information please contact:
Anders Sims, Head of Press and PR at Paf
+358 (0) 457 342 8228 

Robert Söderdahl, Paf Country Manager, Home Market
+ 358 20 7912 273

Paf was founded in 1966 with the clear purpose of creating profit to support good causes. This purpose is still our principle reason for being. Today is an international full-service online gaming site with over 150 games.  We also maintain a large physical gaming operation on land and sea with about 1 300 gaming machines, 40 gaming tables on ships and Paf Casino on Åland. We offer safe and socially responsible money games to give our customers pleasure and entertainment. 

In 2011 the Paf Group had a turnover of €96.3 million producing a profit of €21.5 million and the contribution to good causes was €10.5 million. The group has over 300 employees with offices in Mariehamn, Helsinki, Stockholm, Tallinn and Madrid.


About Us

Paf is a Nordic gaming company founded on Åland in 1966 to generate profit for the benefit of society. We were one of the very first gaming companies to go online in 1999. Many of our games are exclusive to Paf and developed by our in-house Games Studio. We are an award-winning industry leader in responsible gaming. Our physical gaming operations include over 30 cruise ships criss-crossing the Baltic and North Seas. Paf has roughly 400 employees representing over 30 nationalities. Our offices are located on Åland, in Helsinki, Stockholm, Riga, Tallinn, Oslo, Norrköping and Madrid. Paf (Ålands Penningautomatförening) is licensed and controlled by the Government of Åland. In 2018, the Paf Group had a total turnover of 111.8 million euros and a profit of 24.6 million euros. More information at


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