How quickly did the Mega Moolah grow to a new world-record sized jackpot?

A look at Mega Moolah stats towards new world record win

It doesn't seem a few weeks ago that we were wondering whether 2018 would be another fecund year for Mega Moolah jackpot winners.

In 2017, there were an incredible 13 big Mega Moolah jackpot winners, more than double the previous record for a calendar year. Microgaming-casinos paid out 55,197,950.63 in just Mega Moolah's Mega Jackpots in 2017! Remember that there are three other progressive jackpots in Mega Moolah, which are won on daily basis. We did not add those wins as we track the Mega jackpot only.

Indeed, by April, it was possible that 2018 could even surpass the incredible 13 wins of 2017, as we had not only had one winner in January, February and March, but in April, we had two winners within 24-hours of each other.

However, the month of May 2018 proved to be the first month since February 2017 that the Mega Moolah jackpot was not won. In June one lucky player from New Zealand netted a very healthy NZ$8.3 million prize. With six wins in six months, 2018 was keeping pace with the record set the year before.

In truth, following that win in June, it seemed more likely that the record to be broken by the Mega Moolah jackpot this year would be for the number of wins in a calendar year. However, since that win in June 2018, there has not been a single Mega Moolah jackpot winner since.

Well, that is not strictly true; there have been some very happy winners of the Mega Moolah who have landed some sizeable wins, while the Mega Moolah's Mini, Minor and Major jackpots tend to pay out considerably more frequently than the Mega, often numerous times each day. However, nobody has managed to get their hands on the big Mega Jackpot prize since June 24, 2018.

This means that the jackpot has had three months to grow from its initial amount of £4,101,470.

The jackpot did not reset to one million after the win on the 24th of June because the winner hailed from New Zealand and won in NZD. The conversion calculation from the game's base currency British Pounds to New Zealand dollars equated to £4,101,470, which was the new starting point for the jackpot to start growing from.

So this was considerably more than the standard one million seed amount that is added to the prize fund when the Mega Moolah jackpot is won by someone playing for the base currency, British Pounds. This meant that the Mega Moolah jackpot was starting from an already healthy amount, which is always great news for players. It also explains the the rapid growth of the current jackpot.

And since that time, the jackpot has continued to rise and rise and rise...

Here's how the jackpot has increased across each day for the period from Monday 25 June to Sunday 23 September:

Daily Mega Moolah Jackpot Progression - June to September 2018
AmountDate
18,019,115.91 23 Sep 2018
17,868,439.45 22 Sep 2018
17,675,876.93 21 Sep 2018
17,340,305.04 20 Sep 2018
17,284,466.97 19 Sep 2018
17,098,967.40 18 Sep 2018
16,936,338.93 17 Sep 2018
16,783,596.18 16 Sep 2018
16,625,407.86 15 Sep 2018
16,461,909.65 14 Sep 2018
16,282,730.46 13 Sep 2018
16,119,525.83 12 Sep 2018
15,956,352.73 11 Sep 2018
15,788,687.31 10 Sep 2018
15,627,732.54 09 Sep 2018
15,466,535.96 08 Sep 2018
15,273,722.86 07 Sep 2018
15,067,006.81 06 Sep 2018
14,887,820.35 05 Sep 2018
14,724,920.52 04 Sep 2018
14,564,449.99 03 Sep 2018
14,401,402.41 02 Sep 2018
14,243,080.78 01 Sep 2018
14,059,720.95 31 Aug 2018
13,862,697.49 30 Aug 2018
13,686,680.85 29 Aug 2018
13,499,647.63 28 Aug 2018
13,320,091.32 27 Aug 2018
13,146,427.55 26 Aug 2018
12,971,346.02 25 Aug 2018
12,778,129.99 24 Aug 2018
12,566,684.66 23 Aug 2018
12,399,953.86 22 Aug 2018
12,242,324.09 21 Aug 2018
12,059,876.84 20 Aug 2018
11,892,913.60 19 Aug 2018
11,745,747.22 18 Aug 2018
11,576,281.69 17 Aug 2018
11,406,506.52 16 Aug 2018
11,255,205.56 15 Aug 2018
11,081,483.55 14 Aug 2018
10,917,772.83 13 Aug 2018
10,772,950.07 12 Aug 2018
10,623,336.39 11 Aug 2018
10,459,534.46 10 Aug 2018
10,293,865.25 09 Aug 2018
10,132,885.43 08 Aug 2018
9,974,629.02 07 Aug 2018
9,825,541.58 06 Aug 2018
9,687,706.51 05 Aug 2018
9,562,945.57 04 Aug 2018
9,412,458.91 03 Aug 2018
9,255,213.01 02 Aug 2018
9,087,847.05 01 Aug 2018
8,921,556.74 31 Jul 2018
8,769,388.16 30 Jul 2018
8,638,874.67 29 Jul 2018
8,509,553.97 28 Jul 2018
8,351,239.04 27 Jul 2018
8,170,068.38 26 Jul 2018
8,005,465.58 25 Jul 2018
7,851,520.71 24 Jul 2018
7,714,185.94 23 Jul 2018
7,591,315.60 22 Jul 2018
7,468,545.22 21 Jul 2018
7,332,938.47 20 Jul 2018
7,184,242.03 19 Jul 2018
7,059,922.64 18 Jul 2018
6,928,887.45 17 Jul 2018
6,804,050.45 16 Jul 2018
6,676,255.72 15 Jul 2018
6,527,513.78 14 Jul 2018
6,364,898.07 13 Jul 2018
6,201,998.65 12 Jul 2018
6,077,035.40 11 Jul 2018
5,955,568.55 10 Jul 2018
5,837,297.13 09 Jul 2018
5,728,910.18 08 Jul 2018
5,616,178.43 07 Jul 2018
5,489,301.13 06 Jul 2018
5,358,654.80 05 Jul 2018
5,219,283.77 04 Jul 2018
5,089,164.65 03 Jul 2018
4,973,740.53 02 Jul 2018
4,853,751.15 01 Jul 2018
4,730,602.39 30 Jun 2018
4,592,172.64 29 Jun 2018
4,454,752.14 28 Jun 2018
4,332,550.32 27 Jun 2018
4,213,684.39 26 Jun 2018
4,101,470.32 25 Jun 2018

Weekly amounts are shown below.

Weekly Mega Moolah Jackpot Progression - June to September 2018
AmountWeek
1,123,435.97 17-23 September
994,908.87 10-16 September
1,063,282.55 3-9 September
1,081,311.09 27 August - 2 September
1,086,550.71 20-26 August
975,140.77 13-19 August
947,408.49 6-12 August
918,318.35 30 July - 5 August
924,688.73 23-29 July
787,265.15 16-22 July
838,958.59 9-15 July
755,169.65 2-8 July
752,280.83 25 June - 1 July

Monthly amounts are shown below (with September missing one week).

Monthly Mega Moolah Jackpot Progression - July, August and September 2018
AmountWeek
3,816,694.12 (to be updated) 1-23 September
4,971,873.90 1-31 August
4,067,805.59 1-31 July

What is clear from this data is the increasing number of spins in August compered to July, and September with eight more days to go will most likely top the August figure.

What is interesting is that it shows that over this period, the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot fund continues to increase very quickly then activity may plateau. Weekly stats show a 25 percent increase from late June to September, and the monthly stats show nearly one million added to the jackpot fund in August when compared to July.

These figures go to show the incredible effect that a sizeable and potentially record-breaking jackpot prize can have on players habits. Slot players are increasingly attracted to playing the Mega Moolah slot because of the huge jackpot.

What is the current situation with the jackpot on Mega Moolah?

At the time of writing on Sunday 23 September 2018, the Mega Moolah jackpot has now reached £17,923,691.55 and as I write, the jackpot is continuing to grow with every second that passes. This is an important figure as it means a new World Record winning amount is in the pipeline. If the jackpot is won today in the UK in GBP, it will break all online jackpot records and it will even break into the top 10 Las Vegas progressive jackpot wins!

If the jackpot is won in Euros, it will also break the world record, and will certainly break national records in any winning currency as well. In bitcoin the Mega Jackpot today would equal to around 3489 BTC when converted from GBP and would certainly be the biggest ever jackpot win in bitcoin online as well.

The jackpot can be won in a several currencies, but to break the world record that amount it has to equal to 17.9 million Euros for it to ratified as the new world record by the Guinness World Records.

If you visit the Winners page you can watch Jon Heywood's video interview three years after his record jackpot win, which was set back in October 2015 and is the current Guinness World Record for online jackpot wins.

Where can I play Mega Moolah?

It is truly an exciting time to be playing Mega Moolah when just one spin could mean that the lucky player wins a truly life-changing amount, so why not give the game a try today to see if you could be that next big winner? See our Where to Play page, Bonus page, or Rewards page, to find the deal that you like.

There are some country-specific bonuses available:
Germany has a 150 Chances offer and New Zealand players have a 200 Chances offer.

Byline: This article was published by Mega Moolah expert Henry. Media and other enquiries.

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