A £5.5 million Mega Moolah jackpot has been won on 24 May 2019
We are five months into 2019 and the great news is that someone has just won the Mega Moolah jackpot, the fifth time this year that the jackpot has been triggered. The win happened in the early hours of the morning UTC on the 24th May, just 20 days since the last jackpot, a Canadian Dollar prize of over CA$8.1 million was triggered.
This latest lucky winner of the Mega Moolah jackpot is the fifth winner of 2019. Their total win was approximately £5,543,986.99 and the winner landed their prize in British pounds, which means that we had one of those rare occasions where the jackpot fund reset itself back to its seed amount of £1,000,000.
What do we know about the winner?
The first thing we can confirm is that the winner landed their prize in British pounds and this is always a big deal as this is the 'biggest' currency that you can win on the Mega Moolah slot. That is because £5.5 million is worth more in relative terms than CA$5.5m or US$5.5m or €5.5m.
In fact, this win of £5,543,986.99 is worth over $7m in US Dollars, more than $9.4 million in Canadian Dollars and over €6.2 million in Euro.
Although we can't yet confirm for certain that the lucky winner was a player from the UK (as you can play the game using British Pounds as the base currency in other parts of the world), it is very likely that the winner does hail from the UK.
The player is the first to win their prize in Great British pounds since April 20th 2018, when a player won just over £1.77 million just a day after the jackpot had been triggered for a $5.69 million US Dollar win.
So how have British players fared in the Mega Moolah slot? Let's take a look and find out.
British players and Mega Moolah jackpot success
Assuming that this latest winner is indeed a UK-based player, they would become the sixth winner of the Mega Moolah jackpot prize to win in the United Kingdom. Despite this being a relatively small number of winners (we have had 14 winners using the Euro and 15 winners in Canadian Dollars, as well as 8 winners in US Dollars) it does mean that the British Pound is now the fourth most commonly used currency for Mega Moolah jackpot wins.
What is remarkable however is that although we have had just six British Pound winners, they have been some of the most remarkable in Mega Moolah's history. John Orchard, the first ever British Pound winner back in December 2012, earned a then record prize of £5.883 million when he won his pre-Christmas jackpot on the 9th December that year.
Indeed, it was not until the third British Pound jackpot winner was confirmed a few years later that Mr Orchard's record would be surpassed.
That occurred in October 2015 when the now famous win by Cheshire-based ex-soldier Jonathon Heywood saw him land what was confirmed by the. Guinness Book of World Records as not only the largest ever win on the Mega Moolah slot, but at the time, the largest ever online progressive jackpot prize ever paid out to a player.
Mr Heywood's prize of over £13.2 million was by far and away the largest prize won on the slot at the time and though a recent Euro win may challenge that title (though, this subsequent win is yet to be ratified by the Guinness Book of World Records) and Mr Heywood was quick to share his good fortune with his family and friends.
The other British winners up until today's lucky winner have landed smaller prizes with one winner of over £3.7 million in September 2013, plus a £1.448 million winner in October 2017 followed by the aforementioned £1.77 million winner in April 2018.
In total, British players have won over £31.6 million from the Mega Moolah jackpot prizes alone over the years. Only Canadian Dollar winners and Euro winners have earned more from playing the slot over that time in comparative terms. US Dollar winners have earned over US$32 million from the slot, but that equates, at today's conversion rates, to just over £25.2 million.
Other winners stats
What is interesting to note is that this most recent winner was the second player in the row to land their prize playing in the wee small hours of the day. Our last winner at the start of May earned their prize at 00:30 in the morning, while this latest player landed their win at around 01:30 UTC. This means that two of the four jackpots to have been won between the hours of 00:00 and 04:00 have been won in the past two jackpot triggers.
Of course, the question for many people would be why are people playing at this late hour? The answer to that could be that the winner is a shift-worker who has perhaps just got in from work, or is perhaps on a break at work and enjoying a few spins in their spare time. Maybe it is someone who cannot sleep and wanted a few spins. What this does show is the value of having a game like Mega Moolah which can be played almost anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This second win in the month of May 2019 means that May is now the joint first month when it comes to Mega Moolah jackpot wins, sharing that honour with June. April and November are then next on that particular list with six wins apiece.
So, if you are looking for a time to play the Mega Moolah slot when it pays out most often then the period between the 9th April and the 24th June seems to be the optimal period for the game as a total of 24 wins have been landed over the years during this period of time. That is almost half the total number of wins on the slot within a period of less than three months.
For contrast, the period from July 3 through to September 28 has seen just seven winners in total of the jackpot prize over the years.
Details on the winner, which casino the jackpot was won at and what the lucky winner plans to spend their windfall on remain unknown at the present moment and that will likely be the case for a little while until all the checks are completed and the winner has decided whether they want to go public with their win or not.
If they do, then you can be sure to get all the details of that by checking back to MegaMoolah.com regularly for any updates as soon as we get them.
For now, the Jackpot has reset to a million and has started to climb already. However, we have seen jackpots won very shortly after a previous win in the past, will lightning strike twice again and will we see another winner in double-quick time?
Why not have a spin of Mega Moolah yourself and find out!
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