Microgaming powers over 40 online poker rooms across the world, each one of which contributes towards their gargantuan bad beat jackpot. The table that eventually profited from it, a $0.50/$1.00 table at one of their many poker rooms, saw a $250k prize pool scattered across the network.
The winner of the main jackpot received $86,475.23 for his improbable hand, and the remainder was shared between players. A range of sites such as Stan James, Betway, Unibet and Nordicbet were all involved in creating this massive fund.
To qualify for the jackpot, four players at least must be dealt into a raked hand at one of the cash tables. Both the winning and losing hand must use both players' hole cards and the losing hand must be four eights or better.