The progressive jackpot of Microgaming's Mega Moolah has reached more than 13 million and has surpassed the second highest jackpot won in the game.
The next mega winner of Mega Moolah has a guaranteed place in history after the game’s progressive jackpot exceeded 13 million on Aug. 29.
The progressive jackpot prize of Microgaming’s three-row, five-reel, 25-payline slot has reached 13,566,522 as of this writing. The current jackpot amount has surpassed the second-largest Mega Moolah win of over €6.3 million.
The amount of the Mega Moolah cash prize depends on the currency wagered. For instance, a jackpot of 10 million would reward US$10 million to a bettor who wagered in US dollars. On the other hand, a player who placed a bet in pound sterling would receive £10 million.
With that in mind, the current jackpot is virtually guaranteed to surpass the second largest winning in Mega Moolah’s 12-year history. On May 11, 2009, Georgios M. from Greece won over €6.3 million by wagering €5 on the slot.
John Coleman, Microgaming CEO, said:
“Mega Moolah is a Microgaming classic. It’s a millionaire maker, a record-breaker and has been awarding life-changing wins since its release in 2006. We are proud to host the largest and most exciting progressive jackpot network in the industry, and this is a particularly exciting time for our operators and their players. The jackpot is growing daily and it is only a matter of time before the mega jackpot is hit.”
If no player would win the top prize in the near future, Mega Moolah’s progressive jackpot could outdo the highest winnings the slot has reached.
A World Record Win
On Oct. 2015, a British soldier has won the largest progressive jackpot offered by Mega Moolah.
John Heywood from the United Kingdom bagged home £13,213,838.68 while spinning on Betway Casino. Not only was his win the top record on both Mega Moolah and Betway’s histories, but it was also the highest jackpot won in the world.
Guinness World Records, a list of historic achievements, has declared Heywood, Betway, and Microgaming as joint record-holders of the largest jackpot payout in an online slot game.
Heywood, an Afghanistan veteran, said:
“I couldn’t believe that I’d won all this money at the time – and it still hasn’t sunk in. The first thing I will spend it on is the best possible medical treatment for my dad. Family comes first and I’d give all this money back for him to be healthy again. I’m trying not to get carried away and I really don’t know what else I’m going to buy with the money.”
Allan Alger, head of Betway PR, added:
“He didn’t seem as excited as a normal winner would be in that instance. And then you find out that he hadn’t slept all night. He was deciding whether to go into work or not. He had shift coming up in about three hours’ time.”
Aspiring players wanting to win a progressive jackpot worth more than 13.5 million can spin Mega Moolah on Betway and Microgaming’s other licensed online casino partners.