Famous online jackpot slots game Mega Moolah pays $9 million with 2 strikes in 5 days.
There are a lot of people out there that think progressive jackpots strike too few and far between. They reason that, if a jackpot has struck, it can’t possibly hit again anytime soon. How would the casinos make money? That’s simply not the way it works.
These games operate on two basic principles. A random number generator (RNG) determines the outcome of each spin as its happening. A programmed payback percentage ensures that the machine will eventually pay out exactly that percentage of its intake, over the long term (avg. 25yrs). Working in tandem, these qualities guarantee that the casino will make money, and that the results will be absolutely unpredictable.
Two anonymous players of the wildly popular Mega Moolah progressive slot machine by Microgaming know all too well just how random the results are. A few weeks ago, they both hit the millionaire slots jackpot within 5 days of each other.
Online Jackpot Slots Pays $7,739,268
After building just seven weeks since the previous strike, the Mega Moolah jackpot was awarded to an anonymous member of Unibet Casino on September 26, 2017. The lucky player scooped a life-altering prize of $7,739,268, choosing to collect the full win in a single lump sum.
David Reynolds, Game Publisher for Microgaming, congratulated the “lucky player on this amazing win”. He also noted that the player’s $7.7 million prize marks the “fifth largest jackpot win to date” on the Mega Moolah.
As always, the progressive prize was immediately reset to $1,000,000 following the win. But it didn’t take long for another big announcement to be made.
Progressive Slots Jackpot Strikes Again
On October 1, just five days after the previous trigger of the progressive, another player struck gold on the millionaire progressive slots jackpot. This time, it was a member of Betway Casino, playing the Mega Moolah on their mobile device, who collected the lump sum of $1,447,298.
The jackpot wasn’t nearly so large as the one unleashed before it. Somehow, I doubt the anonymous casino player was complaining about that, though. After all, a near half-million rise in value in just 5 days is pretty impressive. Microgaming’s David Reynolds thought so too.
“Two hits and another instant millionaire made by Mega Moolah in less than a week!” he exclaimed. “Congratulations to Betway and their player on this mega win.”
Ironically enough, it was another mobile player on the Betway Casino that unleashed the world record online slots jackpot payout almost two years ago to the day, on the very same game.
On October 6, 2016, A British soldier by the name of Jon Heywood (then just 26 years old), proudly accepted a check (not just an awesomely oversized cardboard one, but a real one!) for €17,879,645.12.
Year Of The Continuous Winners
In 2016, Microgaming’s renowned progressive paid 10-figure prizes not once, twice, or even three times, but four times. The jackpot awarded $10.4mm in April, $10.1mm in June, $11.6mm in August, and another $11.6mm in November. It was, informally, the year of the $10+ million strikes.
The tables have turned in 2017. This year, the jackpots have yet to rise to 10 digits, because they keep paying out so frequently. In recent month, the payouts have come anywhere from 5 days to, at most, 6 weeks apart.
Now, just two weeks after the last big strike, the online jackpot slots prize is back up to $1.5 million and counting. Who will be the next lucky winner?