Mega Moolah Progressive Jackpot Passes $10 Million AgainPublished August 16, 2016 by Arthur M
Once again, the jackpot for Microgamings' Mega Moolah slot has crossed the $10 million mark.
Mega Moolah is one of the biggest progressive jackpots slots in the world and it's main prize has just crossed over the $10 million level. Developed by Microgaming, a small portion of every bet made on this game, across all online casinos where it's featured, is put aside into a 'pot', waiting for one player to line up the perfect combination of symbols and trigger a bonus round to scoop the jackpot.
Recent payouts include NZ$10,144,395 won in June 2016 by New Zealand fast food worker Rawiri Paul, and a record-breaking £13.2 million claimed by British ex-soldier Johnathan Heywood in October 2015. Other significant wins include CA$7.5 million paid in April 2015 and £5.9 million claimed in December 2012.
This latest figure may not hold the record yet, but time will tell if it's going to keep on climbing, or be awarded to one lucky player anywhere in the world.
About Mega Moolah
Originally launched in 2006, Mega Moolah features an African wildlife theme over 5 reels and 25 paylines. Apart from the jackpot, players will find a wild symbol that doubles the value of any combinations that it completes, along with a free spins round where all winnings are tripled. To win any of the four-level jackpots, players will need to spin a wheel of fortune and should it come to rest on a Jackpot segment they are immediately paid out the corresponding prize.
More recently, a linked jackpot has been introduced, with Mega Moolah being adapted to an ancient Egyptian theme, a driving theme, there's Mega Moolah Summertime and now it's a part of the Batman movie-themed The Dark Knight.
Spreading the appeal into different genres has sped up the rate at which the jackpot grows, leading to these bigger payouts.
Mega Moolah is available to play at Microgaming-powered casinos the likes of Royal Vegas Casino, All Slots Casino and Jackpot City Casino.