When it comes to the world of online casino jackpots, few can match Microgaming’s Mega Moolah. This progressive jackpot network has paid out more than €1.4 billion to date, with €103 million awarded in 2021 alone.
This time around, on June 4, an Estonian player (name withheld, of course) won a jaw-dropping €6.6 million playing at the Entain-owned Optibet.com. This marks the fifth time this jackpot has been triggered across the best online casinos in 2021. It’s also the 100th time the jackpot progressive has been claimed ever since its launch.
According to the CEO at Microgaming, John Coleman, the company is delighted to witness another colossal jackpot win this year. He offered congratulations on behalf of the company to the player and online casino. Mr. Coleman wrapped up by saying that this is a significant milestone for Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network.
On the other hand, the CPO at Optibet, Chris Davis, said that the gambling site was thrilled to get the news that one of its players had won the legendary Mega Moolah jackpot. He said that this is the first-ever Mega jackpot to be hit at Optibet.com. Congratulations to the lucky player!
On April 27, 2021, the legendary Mega Moolah set a brand-new payout record after a Belgian player scooped a massive €19.43 million at Napoleon Sports & Casino. The eight-figure prize marked the biggest ever Mega Moolah jackpot win. Furthermore, this win means that Mega Moolah has now beaten the record for the largest online slot payout for the second time.
Interestingly, this win comes even before the dust settles down on Microgaming’s WowPot win by a UK player on April 14, 2021r. The jackpot was won at 32Red casino with a mere 80p bet. The prize? An incredible €17,529,047.11. Yes, this is the largest WowPot win ever.
Immediately after the win, another Belgian player from Napoleon Sports & Casino struck the €2 million WowPot on April 19, 2021. It’s interesting to note that Microgaming’s WowPot resets to the initial €2 million starting seed after being struck. Overall, it has been a few busy months for Microgaming and lucky ones for the respective players.
Up to this point, you must be already researching about the iconic Mega Moolah jackpot, right? Well, here’re a few things to know. First, Mega Moolah is a 5x3 online slot with 25 fixed paylines. Second, you can form a winning combo in this game by landing three or more similar symbols on the payline starting from left to right.
On the reels, you’ll notice the colorful A-10 symbols and premium wild animals. The animal symbols include the buffalo, elephant, giraffe, kudu, and zebra. The elephant is the highest-paying icon, giving players 0.24x, 2x, 10x, 30x the initial stake after landing 2, 3, 4, or 5 of a kind.
Meanwhile, the lion symbol represents the wild, which pays 0.6x. 5x, 60x, or 600x the initial stake after hitting 2, 3, 4, or 5. As expected, the wild substitutes any standard symbol on the payline. Even better, getting a wild alongside a standard-symbol winning combo gives your payout a 2x multiplier boost.
But the main selling point of Mega Moolah is the available jackpots. In the Jackpot Bonus Game, you can win the Mega, Major, Minor, or Mini prize. You will get £1 million for the Mega jackpot, whereas the Mega jackpot gives you £10,000. The Minor and Mini pots give £100 and £10, respectively.
Lastly, this jackpot game is playable with a mere 25p and a maximum of £6.25 per spin. It’s a low variance game with a 46.36% hit frequency and a low RTP of 93.42%. So, are you ready to claim the reward? You should be!