The super popular Mega Moolah slot game has done it again - the biggest and most famous progressive jackpot slot to ever exist has awarded a life-changing €3.2 million (approx. $3.5 million) prize to its latest winner in the UK, who hit the juicy jackpot earlier this month of December.
Throughout the years, the Mega Moolah slot has gained a wide audience due to its reputation of making hopeful punters' wildest dreams come true.
The latest player, who wishes to remain anonymous, is from the United Kingdom and they managed to hit an astounding jackpot of €3,252,353.70 (£2,772,916.45 or $3,599,412.36), after placing a €7.25 (£6.25 or $8.02) bet.
Chief Operating Officer at Microgaming, Andrew Clucas, said, "Congratulations to the lucky winner on this truly life-changing win. Mega Moolah has once again delivered an amazing payout. Our industry-leading progressive jackpot network has now paid out €1.1 billion and continues to lead the way, offering players thrilling and rewarding gameplay experiences."
The winner shall receive their prize as a lump sum and not in annuities.
The progressive jackpot bonus round in this game is randomly triggered at any time during gameplay. The higher your bet, the more chances you get of activating it. If the bonus round activates, you need to spin the wheel that appears on screen. From this, you can win either the Mini, Minor, Major or Mega progressive jackpot total (the values for each of these are displayed on top of the reels).
So far, the title holder of the "largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game" by the Guinness World Records is Microgaming, and it's all thanks to this game. It was on October 2015 when Jon Heywood from the UK hit the mega jackpot prize of Mega Moolah and won £13,213,838.68 (€17,879,645.12 or US$19,745,207.27).
Launched in 2006, Mega Moolah is still as popular as ever when it comes to jackpot slots that really do pay out, even if it's already 13 years old this year. As stated on their site, "Microgaming's progressive jackpot network has paid out over €121 million across more than 1.7 million jackpots". And that's only in 2019!"