£13.2 Million Mega Moolah Jackpot Win 7th October 2015
Guinness World Record
Today, on October 7, 2015, one lucky player won one of the biggest online video slot jackpots ever! Everyone’s been waiting, when the Microgaming-powered Mega Moolah progressive jackpot finally bursts, since it grew over the £10 million mark in August, 2015. Now the thrill is over – the jackpot is back to £1 million at every mobile and online casino that has the Savanna-themed game.
Believe it or not, this may not be the biggest win so far. The largest win ever recorded was hit on 20 January 2013, by an anonymous Finnish man, who did it on Paf.com. Can you guess the name of the video slot? That’s right – the €17,861,813 jackpot was won on the Mega Fortune slot, powered by Net Entertainment.
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10 December update!
Microgaming has officially announced that the Mega Moolah jackpot slot made history and has been awarded Guinness World Records title for the “Largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game”.
A spokesperson for Guinness World Records comments:
I’m pleased to confirm that the Guinness World Records title for the largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game is €17,879,645.12, which was won by Jonathan Heywood, while playing Microgaming’s Mega Moolah on Betway’s website. And Jon is certainly in the moolah now, thanks to his exceptional stroke of luck.
Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, adds:
When news broke about Jon’s amazing jackpot win back in October, we were overjoyed – what an incredible and heart-warming story. We’ve achieved many industry records over the years, but to be officially awarded a Guinness World Records title is a special and proud moment for us all. It cements our position in providing the largest and most exciting progressive jackpot network in the industry. We can’t wait to hang the certificate in our office reception!
10 October update!
It’s official now — the mega jackpot hit on the Mega Moolah slot is the largest ever online slot win! Using the exchange rate of the day of the win, the £13,213,838.68 won is equal to €17,879,645.12! That’s just €17,832 more than on the Mega Fortune mobile slot.
So who’s the winner? It’s a 26-year-old guy named Jonathon from Cheshire, UK.
And which casino it was won from? Betway casino! As Betway’s spokerman, Alan Alger said earlier:
We are delighted for Jonathon and having met him the day after his win we can honestly say that it couldn’t happen to a nicer young man. We hope he really enjoys the World Record win.
Here’s what Jonathon Heywood has to say about his record-breaking jackpot win:
It’s all so surreal, and I can’t come to terms with it just yet, I just kept staring at my screen and seeing this huge number in my Betway account.
11 October update!
As BBC reports, it turns out that Jon is a British soldier and he did indeed bet just 25p on the winning spin!
So what’s he going to spend it on?
Family comes first and I’d give all this money back for him to be healthy again,
Jon then added:
I’m trying not to get carried away and I really don’t know what else I’m going to buy with the money,” he said. Apart from a yellow Bentley Continental GT. I never even dreamed of driving a Bentley, let alone owning one. I’ve got a Fiat Punto at the moment.
And a Mediterranean cruise with his relatives is also part of the plan. What a great chap.
Did the Mega Moolah player bet just £0.25, just like the Finnish guy, or did he win playing with higher stakes, is unknown as of yet, but I’ll keep you updated. Remember: the higher your total bet in the Mega Moolah jackpot slot, the better your chances of triggering the jackpot!
Right, so how do you actually trigger the jackpot? As you may know, there’s not one, but 4 progressive jackpots in the Mega Moolah slot! They are called: Mini, Minor, Major and Mega Progressive.
To stand a chance at winning any of them, you need to trigger the Wheel of Fortune bonus. Actually, it’s triggered at random, so you just have to be patient enough. Once you do that, spin the bonus wheel and hope for the best. Obviously, the Mega Progressive jackpot has only one slot on the reel, and it’s white. And what’s the probability that you will land on that?! A fairly small one, indeed.
On average, this 2006-released Mega Moolah progressive slot turns 5 players into millionaires each year. That includes wins triggered on mobiles and tablets too! A quick recap, the latest biggest win was triggered on 9 April 2015, when Mark A won a staggering $7,565,091.94 (or around €5.3 million!), playing on his mobile device!
What will today’s lucky Mega Moolah jackpot winner do with his money is a mystery. But one thing’s for sure, the new jackpot is growing at a fast and steady pace.