How to play the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot
If you are a slot gamer, then you will likely have heard about the legendary Mega Moolah jackpot slot. The game that holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest ever online jackpot pay out for an online slot game and which has paid out tens of millions in cash prizes to players around the world since its release.
In recent times, the game set new records back in 2017 when it paid out an unprecedented twelve times in a single year (more than double the previous record of six wins). Already in 2018, we have had something of a halcyon year, with one winner every month, apart from April, which saw the jackpot triggered twice within the space of 22 hours on the 19th and 20th of the month.
The jackpot is already climbing from being reset back to its seed amount of £1,000,000 in British Pounds and now stands at over three million and rising. Will someone else be the lucky player to land the jackpot in May? Could that player be you?
If so, then you'd probably want to know a bit more about how to play this hugely popular game. How the base game works and perhaps more importantly, how you can earn yourself a chance at landing one of the four different progressive jackpots available on the game, including that massive Mega progressive jackpot prize!
So let's begin with the basics about this massively popular slot.
Mega Moolah Slot - The Basics
What you have here is a slot that comprises of five reels and each reel has three symbols on show, this is usually referred to as a 5x3 reel slot. Unlike simpler older-style slots which may just have one, two or three winning lines, the Mega Moolah slot has a total of 25-lines, all of which must be covered by one "coin" in order for you to spin the reels.
The good news here is that you can decide the value of that coin. You can play for the smallest amount of just 0.01 per line, which is a minimum bet of 0.25 per spin. Or if you are a higher roller and want to increase your chances slightly of landing a shot at the jackpot prize, you can spin for more per spin up to a maximum bet of 6.25 per spin.
This means that this is a game aimed at low to medium bet players, rather than high rollers, although the big cash prizes on offer means that it is targeted by all types of players.
The theme of the slot is an African safari and as such, this is what inspires a number of the symbols on the reels and the sounds and musical effects all echo that theme.
What is on the Mega Moolah slot reels?
The Mega Moolah reels consist of a number of lower paying symbols, which are the playing card low symbols and these offer the smaller wins when playing the slot in the base game or in the Free Spins bonus game.
The higher value symbols on the reels are all the animals that you would come to expect to see on an African Safari and there are several of these on the reels including a buffalo, a Kudu, a Zebra, a Monkey (the stars in the animated introduction to the slot, which is also the Scatter symbol), a Giraffe, Elephant and of course the main character, the awesome Lion, which is also the Wild symbol.
Of these symbols, two are of particular interest to players. The first of these is the Lion symbol and this acts as the in game Wild and you can use this to substitute for any of the standard symbols to create more wins. The only symbol it cannot replace is the Monkey symbol.
The Lion also pays the biggest value base game win of 15,000 coins when you land five of them across a single pay line on the game.
The Monkey is the Scatter symbol and when you land three or more of these across the reels you will trigger a Free Spins bonus game. You receive 15 Free Spins and you also get a 2x multiplier applied to any wins you land in the Free Spins bonus. Once you have played through your Free Spins any cash winnings are paid to you and the game then reverts back to the base game. You can win up to 75,000 coins maximum in the base game and up to 225,000 coins in the Free Spins bonus game, which are both considerable sums in their own right.
However, the eagle-eyed among you will have noted that we have not told you how to land the progressive jackpot prizes available in the Mega Moolah slot and there is a very good reason for that as you will discover below.
How to win any of the four progressive jackpot prizes in Mega Moolah
There are four progressive jackpots in Mega Moolah and in order of size, these are Mini, Minor, Major and Mega. Mini jackpots tend to be in the range of tens to a hundred, Minor from hundred to thousands, Major is tens of thousands and the Mega is the big prize offering million-plus prizes (on occasions, multiple-millions).
Now as you will have noticed, there has been no explanation of how to win these prizes from the base game or Free Spins and that is because there is no way in the game to trigger the bonus feature, because the special bonus feature is triggered entirely at random on any spin, regardless of how much you wager.
Players that wager more have a slightly increased chance per spin of triggering the bonus game to land the progressive jackpots, but you can also play for the 0.25 minimum bet and still trigger the bonus (indeed, many of the Mega Jackpot wins have been triggered from just such a bet).
The bonus feature that is triggered is called the Jackpot Bonus Wheel and this is a very simple set up. The wheel itself is divided into sectors. Each sector corresponds to one of the four progressive jackpot prizes. There are far more Mini and Minor sectors on the reel compared to the Major and Mega sectors.
For your chance to win one of the four jackpots you spin the reel and whatever the points lands on is the jackpot prize you win. The vast majority of wins are Minor and Mini jackpot prizes, but the Major jackpot is also won relatively frequently (many times per month on average) while the Mega jackpot may not be won for a while, but when it is won, it triggers the massive jackpot pay out of a life-changing amount of money for the lucky winner.
Chasing jackpots in Mega Moolah can be hugely fun and the drama ramps up hugely when you land a shot at the Jackpot Bonus Wheel and it is this excitement and a chance at that massive millon-plus Mega Jackpot prize, that makes Mega Moolah the world's most popular online slot machine.
Give it a try at any of the Mega Moolah casinos.
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