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Mega Moolah Jackpot

Known as “The Millionaire Maker”, Mega Moolah is undoubtedly the most popular progressive online slot game available today. Released over a decade ago in November 2006, Mega Moolah forms part of Microgaming’s lucrative progressive jackpot network, currently consisting of more than 60 online casinos. The jackpot itself actually comprises four progressive jackpots in one: Mega Moolah Mega, Major, Minor and Mini.

Mega Moolah was originally released as a single slot but can now be played on a variety of slots such as Mega Moolah Isis, Mega Moolah Summertime, Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive, and The Dark Knight. All these games pay into and share the progressive jackpot pool, which means a win can be triggered while playing any one of them. As of 2020 the Jackpot has made 86 Millionaires!.

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Canadian players account for 18 of the Mega jackpot winners, an impressive 31%. The interesting context to this figure is that the first Canadian Mega winner was only recorded in 2014, 8 years after the first appearance of the slot. This suggests that the slot has had a rapid rise in popularity in the Canadian market over the last 5 years.

2019 was a bumper year for Canadian jackpot Players with 6 winners where they collectively took home close to $43 million in jackpot winnings.

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Overall, since the inception of the jackpot, Canadians have won a total of CA$105 627 507,74, according to the official Mega Moolah website, making the players of the North American nation some of the luckiest in the history of the game.

Most of the Canuck winners have understandably opted to remain anonymous, often only allowing the casino to provide their initials when announcing their wins.

One player, notably, allowed his name to be published online. Marcus Goodwin won CA$11,633,898.44 on 05/11/2016, after Playing Mega Moolah at Yako Casino. This was the second-highest Canadian win ever recorded in the history of the slot.

The luckiest Canadian player in Mega Moolah history walked away with an astounding CA$20,059,287.27 win. The identity of this player remains a secret well guarded by Zodiac casino, where the epic win was made.

Mega Moolah Game Features

Mega Moolah is a jungle-themed video slot made up of 5 reels and 25 paylines. A delightful little intro movie sets up the mood before the base game kicks off. Winning combinations are formed when 2 to 5 matching symbols show up on an active payline. Comical animals make up the high valued symbols and the payout schedule attached to each one will be covered in more detail further on.

The Lion symbol is a Wild Multiplier. This means it can substitute for any other symbol when it shows up to form a winning combination, and it doubles the payout on any winning combinations it creates. The Scatter Symbol is represented by the Monkey. Winning combinations are formed when 2 or more show up anywhere across the reels, and the Free Spins feature is triggered when 3 or more appear.

15 Free Spins are awarded during the Free Spins round, and any wins accumulated during this session are tripled and added to the player’s total winnings. It is important to note that the Progressive Jackpot cannot be activated during this feature.

Players can access Mega Moolah across many different platforms. It can be played directly from browsers such as Safari, Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer. A download option is available to Windows users, which installs the casino directly onto their computer. Mega Moolah is also available on mobile devices including iOS and Android phones and tablets. The game also has useful functionalities like AutoPlay and Expert Mode.

How The Mega Moolah Jackpot Works

The Mega Moolah progressive jackpot activates at random during the base game when a wheel of fortune divided into four sections pops up on a second screen. As mentioned before, the jackpot is made up of 4 tiers, and each segment on the wheel represents them as follows:

  • The red segment with zebra footprints represents the Mini jackpot which starts at $10.
  • The orange segment with giraffe footprints represents the Minor jackpot which starts at $100.
  • The yellow segment with elephant footprints represents the Major jackpot which starts at $10,000.
  • The white segment with a lion footprint represents the Mega jackpot which starts at $1 Million.

The progressive jackpot amount increases gradually as a small portion of every wager placed is fed back into the prize pool. Jackpot totals are continuously updated and reflect on the screen during play. As soon as one of the jackpots has been won, the amount goes back to the default setting and starts building up again.

Take note

The bonus wheel can be triggered on any wager but the likelihood of it happening more often increases if a bet is placed on the maximum number of lines.

Mega Moolah Facts & Figures

  • The coin value for placing bets ranges from 0.01 to 125.
  • The maximum amount of coins to be won during the base game is 15,000.
  • The payout percentage is 94% – 95%.
  • Total hit frequency is 46% to 47%.
  • Mega Moolah is not available in free play mode.
  • Game speed is adjustable.
  • Any malfunction during the game voids all plays and payouts.

Regular payouts per animal symbol combination (amount of symbols/coin payout):

  • Lion – 2/15, 3/125, 4/1500, 5/15000.
  • Elephant – 2/6, 3/50, 4/150, 5/750.
  • Buffalo – 2/4, 3/40, 4/150, 5/600.
  • Giraffe – 2/0, 3/30, 4/125, 5/500.
  • Zebra – 2/0, 3/20, 4/100, 5/400.
  • Kudu – 2/0, 3/10, 4/50, 5/250.

Mega Moolah Historic Wins

29 October 2020

Anonymous player wins $6,017,395.68 NZD

19 September 2020

Anonymous player wins $3,075,080.56 NZD

06 September 2020

Anonymous player wins $4,026,837.88 CAD

17 August 2020

Anonymous player wins €14,239,532.84 EUR

20 July 2020

A newly registered Spin Casino players wins €1,650,382.89

5 September 2019

10 August 2019

Another massive win of CA $5.9 million for the Canadians at Jackpot City Casino

6 March 2019

CA$3,308,063.71 jackpot win on the 6th of March. This was a day after the previous win of $12,945,668.34 on the 5th of March 2019

5 March 2019

30 January 2019

€13.3m in prize money was paid out to a luck winner on Zodiac Casino

28 September 2018

An anonymous player walked away with a world record breaking EUR18,910.688

24 June 2018

27 year old kiwi player, Rawiri Pou, won a whopping NZD 8.332.554

20 April 2018

A British player won a neat little sum of GBP 1,778.226

19 April 2018

A Canadian player knows as S.K. with an amount of CA$ 5,691.921

8 March 2018

A British player took home a tidy sum of EUR 4,365.843 when he hit the Mega Moolah jackpot

27 February 2018

Another lucky Canadian player walk away with a $7,453,168 million jackpot win on Mega Moolah.

14 January 2018

The start of 2018 was extremely lucky for a Canadian Mega Moolah jackpot winner of CA$3.6 million.

15 November 2017

The Mega Moolah jackpot landed again  by a lucky Canadian player for CA$1.4 Million.

1 of October 2017

we saw yet another jackpot win of 1.4 million! This is two strikes in one week!

25 September 2017

An extremely lucky month for a player bagging a stupendous EUR7.7 million.

14 August 2017

A super happy player won the jackpot of $5.13 million. The person chose to remain anonymous.

Jun-July 2017

1 Month divided 2 lucky players in their jackpot strikes, June 2017 saw EUR1.5 million being won and July 2017 had another EUR1.7 million paid out.

22 May 2017

Another lucky player hit a whopping €3.7 Million jackpot win - just 27 days after the last win!

25 April 2017

The Mega Moolah mobile slot jackpot was won by a lucky player worth €8,012,153.35 or $8.7 million.The player was using Tipico network and the wager was only €6.25

8 April 2016

Ushered in a new instant millionaire with a jackpot win of €7 Million at Spin Palace.

6 October 2015

09 April 2015

A Canadian player known only as I.R won CAD $7.5 Million

2014

Produced 3 spectacular wins, one of which was a Mobile Mega Moolah player winning the highest ever recorded win on a mobile device at $3.9 Million.

2013

6 lucky punters became overnight millionaires, one of whom won while playing Mega Moolah Mobile. The highest win belonged to an anonymous US player at $3.3 million.

December 2012

John Orchard from the UK made Mega Moolah history when he won a staggering £5.88 million while playing The Dark Knight. What is interesting about this win is that John is actually a bingo player who decided to take a stab at the jackpot with a measly 30 pence stake. Talk about being lucky! Four other people also walked away with life-changing amounts that year courtesy of Mega Moolah.

2011

A female player by the name of Susan won £1.9 Million while playing Lord of the Rings, a slot which is no longer available.

August 2010

A certain Mrs P made her mark in the Mega Moolah hall of fame when she won a whopping $4.2 Million playing Mega Moolah Summertime at Spin Palace casino.

2009

3 Noteworthy wins were recorded in 2009, the most mentionable belonging to Georgios from Greece. Georgios was rewarded with over € 6.3 million after only spinning with 5 euros!

2008

The earliest big win to go down in history belongs to Klause E from Finland, who won $5.5 million from a wager of only 0.50 cents. In other words, he won 11 million times his original bet!

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These statistics are an overwhelming testament that Mega Moolah is indeed the Millionaire Maker. In fact, Mega Moolah jackpots are paid every single day, ranging anywhere between $10 and $5 Million dollars. The Mega jackpot is triggered on average every four months or so, and pays around $3 Million per hit.

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