Lucky Canadian player wins the Mega Moolah jackpot on Star Wars Day!

Canadian player wins CA$8 million Mega Moolah jackpot on Star Wars Day

You may recall that a couple of days ago, I posted an article about what you could do if you managed to win the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot prize of over 8 million, and we took a look at the different kinds of properties that such huge wealth would get you in different parts of the world.

Well for one lucky player, that theoretical wander about what they would buy in the event of landing the big one is now very much a reality, because on the 4th May 2019, one lucky player has landed the Mega Moolah top progressive jackpot prize, amounting to an estimated win of 8,162,217.05.

Now as any Star Wars fan will know, May the Fourth is a big day for that particular universe. The date, as it is a very close rhyme to one of Star Wars most iconic phrases "May the Force (be with you)" has become known the world over as "Star Wars Day" and for that lucky player, the force was certainly strong with them when they decided to play a few spins on the slot.

What do we know about the winner so far?

Given that this win is literally just a couple of hours old, we do know that at the moment, the casino at which the jackpot was won will now be going through the spins of the player to ensure that this was a fair and legitimate win (which it is 99.9% likely to be). As such, given that this win is so fresh, details on who has landed the prize are still a very closely guarded secret.

Indeed, if and when the win is confirmed by the casino, then the player may elect to remain anonymous to receive their prize, which as any Mega Moolah fan will know, is received in full, in a single payment in the currency in which the game was played when it was triggered.

So while information on the winner is as yet unknown, what we can infer however is based on the amount won and what the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot then reset itself back to following the win, we can take a good guess at which currency the prize has been won in.

Where is the latest big Mega Moolah winner playing from?

What do we know about the win for sure? Well we know the amount won is roughly 8,162,217.05, and we also know that after the win was awarded, the jackpot prize reset itself back to around the 3.5 million mark. This immediately tells us that the winner was not a British Pounds player, as had the prize been claimed in this currency, then it would have reset back to the minimum amount of 1,000,000 as the fund would have been won in full.

So, the question is what currency best fits that particular level of win? To answer that, we did a little math to work out what currency, when claiming an 8.1 million win from a British Pound prize pool of the same amount, would still leave 3.53 million in the kitty.

The amounts that respective wins in US Dollars, Euro and New Zealand Dollars, along with a British Pound win, do not leave anywhere near the correct amount left in the jackpot fund for it to be a winner in these currencies. However, the Canadian Dollar jackpot leaves exactly 3.53 million in the jackpot prize fund once a CA$8.16 million prize has been paid out, which makes it almost certain that this winner is yet another Canadian jackpot prize!

This latest winner will be the 16th winner of the Mega Moolah top jackpot prize that has landed their win in Canadian Dollars. This means that it is highly likely that this player is playing from Canada, although it is possible that they could be playing from elsewhere in the world, but using Canadian Dollars as their choice of currency. However, playing in Canadian Dollars in other countries is not as popular as playing using US Dollars or the Euro, so it is more likely that this is another Canada-based winner.

This jackpot of just over $8.1 million Canadian Dollars takes the total wins by Canadian players of the Mega Moolah jackpot prize to over the 100 million mark (CA$103.03 million). The win is also the sixth largest jackpot win by any player using Canadian Dollars, the largest of which was the largest numerical value trigger of the Mega Moolah jackpot in the game's history, which was the CA$20 million win back in January 2019.

The jackpot is the fourth time this year that the jackpot has been won and means that the total amount awarded over those four wins has now climbed to 44,471,431.25 in total. That is an average jackpot win in 2019 of over 11.1 million and the jackpot is being hit every 24 days on average from the date of the first jackpot win of the year (30th January 2019).

With four wins in 2019, we. Now have four years with four jackpot wins, 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2019 though of course, we still have over five months of 2019 remaining in which we could well see several more winners of the jackpot. Only three years have seen more winners, six in 2014, seven in 2018 and the massive 13 winners back in 2017.

This is also the first time that the jackpot has been triggered on the 4th May in the game's history, however there has been a previous jackpot won on May 3rd. May is now the second most popular month for Mega Moolah jackpot wins, with seven recorded since the game began, only next month, June, has recorded more wins than that (eight in total).

In addition, now may well be the best time for people to try and trigger another jackpot win as the three-month period from April to June is when the most jackpots have been won on the slot, six in April, 7 in May and 8 in June for a total of 21 wins (which is a high proportion of the confirmed wins of the slot coming in just a three-month period).

Furthermore, the winner landed their prize at UTC 1am, which means that they are the first player to land their prize from 01.00 to 02.00 UTC. We have had winners from midnight to 1am and from 2am to 3am in the past, but this lucky players win is the first in this period of time.

We don't know as yet whether the winner landed their won on mobile, instant play or download, or what game they were playing when they won, or indeed which casino the win was triggered at, however, this information should hopefully be forthcoming when further news about the win is made public.

So with the fourth jackpot of the year won , the third Canadian dollar winner of 2019 is proving that Canada is certainly blessed with the luck when it comes to winning Mega Moolah! Where will the next big winner come from? Why not have a spin yourself and see if you could be the next lucky player to land a life-changing win.

Congrats to the winner and May The Fourth be with you!

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

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