May 6th, 2021 4.00pm
The name Mega Moolah is well-known and revered in the world of online gambling. That’s the name of a slot game developed by Microgaming, the Isle of Man-based gaming company and probably one of the biggest names in the industry.
This slot was launched back in 2006, attracting players with its progressive jackpot prize. The first one was paid out in 2008, with many more awarded over the years. In total, this slot has so far awarded more than £100 million, rightfully earning its nickname ‘The Million Maker’.
Mega Moolah has managed to find its place in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2015, after awarding a staggering £13.2 million jackpot to British soldier Jon Heywood.
For the last six years, this had been the largest online slot jackpot ever paid out. However, a new record has been set recently, significantly surpassing the previous one. The record-breaking sum was awarded by The Million Maker, which has once lived up to its name!
The King is Dead, Long Live the King
Last month, a lucky slot player from Belgium hit a massive £16.7 progressive prize while playing the Absolootly Mad: Mega Moolah online slot, one of the numerous variants of the iconic Microgaming’s title.
The exciting Alice in Wonderland-themed release hit the market in May last year, joining other slots that feature the popular progressive prize. In twelve months since its inception, the game has paid out more than £39 million across in more than half a million wins!
The latest winner of the life-changing prize won the staggering jackpot on April 27 while enjoying Absolootly Mad: Mega Moolah at Napoleon Sports & Casino. The site is one of the leading Belgian online gambling venues.
We should point out that the popular online casino has a long history of awarding huge jackpots. Only a week before the Mega Moolah win, another lucky slot lover managed to scoop a seven-figure prize after winning £1.7 million while playing Sherlock & Moriarty WowPot, another Microgaming’s thrilling release.
Like all wins awarded by Microgaming’s jackpot network, this one will also be paid out as a lump sum.
Speaking about this historic achievement, the company’s CEO John Coleman explained they were delighted to see the Mega Moolah jackpot make history with an incredible win worth £16.7 million. The popular online casino whose player was the lucky winner of this staggering prize said they were over the moon!
The lucky online gambler explained he had read about the £1.7 million jackpot awarded earlier in April and added he had wanted to give other Microgaming’s slots a go.
April had been an exhilarating month when it comes to awarding eight-figure jackpot prizes. In mid-April, a lucky online casino player from the UK hit an unbelievable £15.2 million jackpot while enjoying Microgaming’s Book of Atem: WowPot slot at 32Red casino. And all it took was a £0.80 stake!
The last couple of wins have cemented the reputation the provider has as the leader in the global online gambling industry. So far, the company’s progressive jackpot network paid out more than £1.1 billion in various prizes.
Tim De Borle, Chief Executive Officer at Napoleon Sports & Casino, explained the most recent payout represented the highlight of the partnership this online gambling venue had with Microgaming.
You can be sure this won’t be the last time we read about Microgaming’s life-changing jackpots. Keep in mind the company’s slots are known for the prizes they deliver, but claiming £15.2 million is undoubtedly a fantastic feat.
This is the largest jackpot ever paid out by an online slot.