When people hear about massive payouts in the lottery or at casinos, it’s always assumed that it’s some freak piece of luck that happens once in a blue moon. It’s true that few people ever experience such a life-changing win, but when Mega Moolah released its jackpot twice in one week in October, it forced people to realise that jackpot wins are more common than previously expected.
Building on the first win of around $11.5 million, the second (just a handful of days after the prize pot was reset) came in at nearly $2 million. Let that sink in: two multi-millionaires created within days of one another, on a single slot.
Microgaming first launched Mega Moolah back in 2006, and since then it’s been the most popular and lucrative progressive slot in history. What we’ve seen this week only demonstrates that the old boy hasn’t lost a step!
About Mega Moolah
The progressive giant is a pretty simple game, with basic design and animations that are not unreasonable for a game approaching its 12th year! Set on the wild plains of Africa, it features all sorts of animals, including:
The list goes on. Basically the jackpot is won by landing 5 lions on an active payline – this takes you to the bonus screen, where you spin the wheel to win one of four jackpots. Hit the mega jackpot, and you’re a millionaire!
Who Will Win Next?
That’s the thing about progressive slots, is that they are totally unpredictable. We might see another winner next week, or perhaps the next jackpot will be triggered in 2019, for $40 million. We just don’t know, and that’s probably the most exciting aspect of the game!