Now that 2018 is in the books, Microgaming has taken the opportunity to review performance figures for the year. And one of the first details to emerge is that the iGaming software provider paid out €154,954,249.00 million in 2018.
After closer analysis, it transpires that nine gamers were fortunate enough to become millionaires from Microgaming progressive jackpots. And it all started on 14 January when a Zodiac Casino player earned a €2,424,117.20 windfall.
Up next in the jackpot order was a 2 February haul of €1,896,616.91 to a Betsafe Casino player. Then came an even greater 27 February victory for a Royal Vegas Casino player, who walked away with an even larger sum of €4,769,344.11. On 8 March, Captain Cooks Casino made the next millionaire by giving away €4,365,843.63 just nine days later.
Springtime joy next came to a Grand Mondial Casino player, who was able to strike a progressive jackpot of €4,603,056.85 on 19 April. Moving forward to 24 June, Jackpot City Casino was the next to make a millionaire, with the player earning €4,931,205.46 for their efforts.
Coming to the end of summer, a Red Kings Casino player was the next in line for a seven-figure windfall. On 22 August, the player was able to transform their gaming session into a £1,515,371.53 triumph.
Biggest Jackpot of 2018
In 2018, the biggest of all the wins was a colossal €18,915,872.81 progressive jackpot. This came when Grand Mondial Casino made its second millionaire of the year on 28 September, with the player claiming a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title in the process for their life-changing win from the Mega Moolah slot.
Looking back to the present, 2019 has started fast with a 32Red Casino player winning €1,162,021.24 on 2 January. In the meantime, the progressive jackpots are continuing to rise at Microgaming casinos, which are closing in on €1 billion worth of payouts.