Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot sets new record
Microgaming’s Mega Moolah progressive jackpot network, the largest in the industry, has produced another winner. The lucky Grand Mondial Casino player reportedly won €18,915,872.81 on Friday, September 28, 2018, setting a new Guinness World Record for the ‘largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game.’
The details of who the lucky winner are still a bit unclear, but the website does confirm that the amount won does indeed qualify as a new World Record win, breaking the €14.8 million payout on October 6, 2015, which was awarded to Jon Heywood, a UK player on Betway.
Prior record-breaking jackpots
That wasn’t the first Betway player to hit it big on the progressive slot. The jackpot was hit via mobile device on October 1, 2017, by another player in the UK on Betway.
On August 23 this year, the Isle of Man-headquartered Microgaming officially announced that the progressive jackpot tied to its Mega Moolah video slot had surpassed the €10.3 million mark and was continuing to grow by the minute.
The gigantic Mega Moolah win stole a bit of thunder from NetEnt’s Mega Fortune Mega, which hosted a win of its own on Friday for €3.4 million (US$3.9million), according to Casino Listings.
Nuts and bolts
Microgaming‘s flagship progressive jackpot, Mega Moolah features the network’s largest jackpot pool, extra spins, wild and scatter symbols and was initially released by the developer on a single cartoon Safari-themed slot.
The five reel, twenty-five payline online slot game can now be played on several different slots including Mega Moolah Isis, Mega Moolah Summertime, and Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive and is awarded completely randomly.
The funtastic game is available to play at numerous online casinos including VideoSlots.com, 32Red.com and MrGreen.com and the average prize reportedly pays out €4.6m every nine weeks.
It has produced multiple millionaires this year and we anticipate the jackpot excitement hasn’t ended for what has proven to be a lucrative 2018 for some very lucky players.
Update: 10.03.18 According to Microgaming, the winning player, who wishes to remain anonymous, hit the massive jackpot with a with a 75 cent bet while gaming on an Android mobile device. The lucky person will receive the prize as a lump sum, as with all wins on Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network, which to date has paid out over €948 million.