The Mega Moolah slot game is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of being online. The game, originally released in 2006, has become known as “The Millionaire Maker” among online casino players, and it’s little wonder, as it has created more millionaires than any other jackpot slot on the internet! This popular Microgaming game can boast having a place in the book of Guinness World Records, having landed lucky British ex-soldier, Jon Heywood, a whopping win of £13.2million on it in October 2015.
So what’s this game all about? It’s a timeless 5 reel game with a traditional slot format on 25 paylines. If you’re a fan of the movie “The Lion King”, you’ll love the Wild Africa theme. During play you’ll meet a host of colourful characters and will find loads of opportunities for rewards, with generous wilds, multipliers, free spins and scatters up for grabs. Not only is the gameplay simple, stylish and smooth, but the best bit is that there are 4 progressive jackpots to be won!
The lion symbol is the wild and this replaces all other symbols and can double your winnings. The monkey symbol is the scatter and it doesn’t have to appear on a particular payline for you to win. If you land 3 or more scatters, you’ll open the door to 15 Free Spins, plus during the free spins round, all wins will be tripled! The progressive jackpot bonus game can be activated during free spins, but the thing that makes Mega Moolah really special is the randomly triggered wheel of fortune type bonus game. In this bonus round the player spins a wheel and will win one of four progressive jackpots, the Mini, Minor, Major and the Mega, and a payout between £10 and £1,000,000 is guaranteed.
The jackpots are created by a small portion of every bet placed on the slot going into the progressive pool. The prize pots can grow quickly as there are thousands of players from all over the world playing at all times of day. The Mega jackpot offers a minimum payout of 1million, which is guaranteed by Microgaming. The jackpot can keep on growing and there is no limit as to how high it can get!
Although Jon Heywood’s massive £13.2million win was the biggest that Mega Moolah has ever granted, it’s certainly not the first time that progressive has issued a big pay out. The first jackpot winner was back in 2008 and, since then, Microgaming have continued to regularly dish out incredible wins, which now amount to over €505million!
Don’t be fooled into thinking that because the progressive jackpot has been won, that it won’t be won again for months. In fact, back in 2012 the jackpot was won 5 times and in 2013 it was won a massive 6 times! It’s not as if the jackpots can’t be won close together either, as in June 2014, a player landed a $3.9million fortune after playing on their mobile, then just a few days later another player won a prize of $2.3million!
That won’t be of any concern to the latest winner however, who won the jackpot on Friday 8th April 2016. As with all Mega Moolah progressive payouts, the player will receive his 7€million fortune in a single lump sum.
Microgaming, the company who developed the Mega Moolah game, are always pleased to hear about customers hitting the jackpot and Head of Casinos, John Quinn, congratulated the latest winner, saying, “It’s not long since we were celebrating our historic and record-breaking win. To be able to crown another millionaire so soon after is brilliant.”
The question is, when will the next big payout be, and could you be the lucky person to win it?