Since the first time it paid out a big win, back in October 2008, Microgaming's Mega Moolah video slot has changed a number of lives. Hopefully, for the better.
For the last couple of weeks, Mega Moolah players have been very excited, since the game's progressive jackpot surpassed the now former world record, and it was a question of when will the new one be set.
A New Record
Now, that finally happened on Friday, September 28, when a lucky punter took home a staggering jackpot worth €18,915,872.81!
The winner, whose name hasn't been revealed, managed to record this remarkable achievement while playing Mega Moolah at Grand Mondial Casino, setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game. Of course, the record will be officially confirmed and recorded in the following days.
The previous one was also set by Microgaming's cult slot machine back in 2015 when a lucky Briton won a fantastic €17.9 million jackpot!
The entire affair is even more fascinating when you take in consideration he managed to score such a win by betting only 75 cents, and it took him less than 50 spins to do so and walk away as a millionaire.
Getting Close to Hitting €1 Billion
Since 2008, Microgaming paid out a total of €948 million in jackpot prizes across its network of progressive slots, which is also the largest one in the online gaming industry. Apart from Mega Moolah, this network includes such games as Major Millions, King Cashalot, Treasure Nile, and more.
Bearing in mind the fact that on average, every nine weeks Mega Moolah awards a jackpot, we can expect the company to break one billion landmark in the near future.
As usual, the lucky punter who set this new record will receive the entire amount of €18.9 million as a lump sum.
Launched in 2006, Mega Moolah offers a five-reel three-row layout and a total of 25 paylines. The progressive jackpot is an animal-themed slot, set in an African jungle, with symbols like zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, and lions populating the reels.
Players benefit from features such as the Wild Lion, and the Free Spins, but it's the progressive jackpots that bring neat prizes. There are four of them – Mini, Minor, Major and Mega, with the last one having the power of changing your life!