For many slot players, the thought of landing a jackpot of a few hundred dollars is exciting enough. Make that a few thousand and it becomes fabulous, tens of thousands and it becomes potentially life changing. Hundreds of thousands and you are in the realms of a dream world.
Well imagine if you wagered your standard amount on a slot game, spun the reels just eight times and then triggered a random bonus game. Now imagine that this bonus game sees you spin a reel and land a prize and that prize is a once-in-a-lifetime jackpot prize worth 7.7 million euros!
Well for one lucky Mega Moolah player, they no longer have to imagine that scenario. The player has become the latest big winner of the 'Millionaire Maker' slot Mega Moolah when they pocketed the near eight million euro jackpot on September 25th 2017 while playing at Unibet Casino.
Of course, it's great news that another player has landed such a big win, but how did they do it? Let's explore this in more detail by explaining exactly how the Mega Moolah slot works.
How do you win the progressive jackpot on the Mega Moolah slot?
Mega Moolah is a five reel slot which has a total of 25 pay lines available to play. Players can select how many of the pay lines they want to play on their spin, as well as the size of each of the individual coins that they want to bet on it. You can wager from 0.25 up to 6.25 per spin and in addition to the different progressive jackpots, there is a 225,000 coin jackpot available to be won in the standard game too.
The slot is based on an African Safari theme with a number of famous animals on the reels. The Lion is the Wild symbol, which substitutes for all of the symbols and can help you land a win across one or even multiple pay lines.
The Monkey is the scatter symbol and this helps you trigger the Free Spins bonus round when you land three or more across the reels. When you achieve this you will land 15 free spins and each win you achieve during the free spins bonus is subject to an automatic 3x multiplier, trebling the value of each win at a stroke.
As a standalone slot, Mega Moolah would be a medium to higher variance game that offers a chance at bigger wins if you can trigger the free spins bonus round. However, there is one special aspect to this slot and that is the four different progressive jackpots available.
The four progressive Mega Moolah jackpots
Every time you or another player plays a spin on the Mega Moolah slot anywhere in the world, at any casino, then a small percentage of your bet is paid into the progressive jackpot fund. There are four different progressive jackpot funds in total.
The reason there is no currency attached to the values is because the value of each win on the Mega Moolah slot is decided by the currency the player is using when they win the jackpot. So a player playing in the eurozone who wins the Mega Jackpot would win the stated amount in euros. In Canada, that amount would be in Canadian dollars, in the UK it is in pounds sterling and so on.
Each of the four jackpots has a seed value which is the amount it reverts to once the jackpot has been won and for the Mega jackpot, this seed value is 1,000,000 GBP. Although the amount of money in this jackpot can rise considerably.
Why slots players love the Mega Moolah
What makes Mega Moolah so appealing is that you can trigger a chance to win any of the four progressive jackpots on any spin, regardless of how much money you wager. On some progressive slots, you are forced to wager the maximum amount of money per spin in order to stand a chance of lifting the jackpot. That is not the case on Mega Moolah.
That's because the key to landing the progressive is the Mega Moolah Jackpot Wheel and this can be triggered at random on any spin, by any player betting any amount of money. Once the jackpot wheel is triggered, you then have a chance of spinning the wheel to land one of the four jackpots.
Of course, there is far more chance that you will trigger the Mini and Minor jackpots (both of which can be won several times a day) than the Major or Mega jackpots, but on occasion someone will spin the reel and land the Mega Jackpot and when they do, their life changes immeasurably.
2017 - the year of the Mega Moolah Jackpots
2017 has already been a record-breaking year for Mega Moolah jackpot winners. Previously, the record for a number of jackpot wins in the same year was six back in 2013 and there were five winners in 2016 and also in 2012.
However, this latest winner in September is now the eighth winner of the jackpot prize since January. Indeed, the jackpot has been triggered once in every month in 2017 bar February so far. A total of 32.6 million euros has been paid out to all the winners in 2017 as all winners have been from Europe and that does not include the 7.7 million euro winner from September.
There are few games that offer players the chance to change their lives with a single spin from just 0.25 per spin. It is this which has kept Mega Moolah as one of the most popular slot games in the world over the past ten years and why it remains as popular as ever today.
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