Online casino software developers Microgaming have commenced 2012 in the best way possible with the announcement that an online casino partner of theirs have paid out a princely sum of two million dollars to a very lucky individual last week.

Susan C., as she has asked to be referred to as, reportedly won the incredible amount whilst playing the freshly updated Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring slot game with its popular progressive slots jackpot. This epic win comes courtesy of the well-respected Platinum Play online casino. To date to official press release has been issued by either the online casino or Microgaming itself, but reports indicate that the recent payout happened during the holiday period; 28th December to be specific. The lucky winner has taken home a whopping $1,965,956.46, which is the exact figure reported on the online casino jackpot winners list, as reported by the Fortune Lounge group.

Since its release a number of years ago, exceptionally popular Lord of the Rings slot has been a distinctively appealing choice for gamblers, no doubt partially down to the incredible progressive jackpots on offer. In 2011, Microgaming unveiled a new and improved variant of the game, this time adding an even bigger progressive jackpot linked to the Mega Moolah Network. So far this move has proven very lucrative to a number of slot game fans.

To date the four tiered progressive jackpot slot has produced three millionaires in as many months, the first time in October 2011. The last payout to Susan is currently the highest that the Lord of the Rings series has seen, partially down to the popular Bonus Wheel round which guarantees players victory of one of the four jackpots available on the Mega Moolah network.

The slot game in question is based on the hugely successful JRR Tolkien book and subsequent movie The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, and features all the fan favourite characters such as omniscient Saruman, Elrond, the beautiful Arwen, Gimli, everybody’s favourite ageing wizard Gandalf, and of course our pint sized hero Frodo.