IT HAD TO HAPPEN and it did on Friday as a mystery player netted a Guinness World Record jackpot of €18,910,668.01 playing the fabled Microgaming Mega Moolah slot. The lucky player won their riches playing at an online casino called Grand Mondial Casino.
The Mega haul is the fifth largest jackpot slot win anywhere/ever including Las Vegas land-based casino wins. Details of the lucky winner have not been released and they may choose to remain anonymous, but the progressive jackpot surpassed the previous record entry of $17.2 million back in 2015.
The five-reel, 25 pay-line networked progressive slot not only boasts the biggest progressive jackpot in the history of the industry, but it also features scatter wins, wilds and extra spins.
Since its official launch the game has been formatted to be played on several different themed games including Mega Moolah Isis, Mega Moolah 5-Reel Drive and Mega Moolah Summertime. The jackpot is rewarded at random, so it doesn’t take any special win to trigger the million dollar plus jackpot. Several online casinos offer the game including MrGreen Casino, 32Red and Videoslots.com
Spinning all over the world
One interesting fact about Mega Moolah is that as the game can be played all over the world and across a number of different currencies, mainly GBP, USD, EUR, CAD, NZD, SEK and even Bitcoin. Naturally the best online casinos feature plenty of banking options for their players.
The slot jackpot has now been reset but not to zero, amazingly it already stands at €2.5 million. However, there’s some even greater riches available to online slot players. If you head to Boylesports Casino you can play the ‘Jackpot Giant Slot’ which currently has a €10,675,000+ bounty waiting to drop. There’s also a €2.1 million jackpot prize in another Boylesports slot, ‘Life of Brian’, which is based on the classic Monty Python film of the same name.