Lucky Mega Moolah winner sets new World Record slot win!
It's been a long time coming and the excitement has been building, but we can confirm that the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot has been won and not only that, but the lucky Grand Mondial Casino player has won the prize of €18,910,668.01, which is now the new Guinness World Record for the largest ever progressive jackpot prize won on an online slot game.
While the details of exactly who the winner is remain sketchy at present, we can confirm that the winning amount does qualify as a new World Record win, surpassing the previous record held by Brit Jon Heywood who set the record back in October 2015 when winning a £13,2213,838 jackpot (equating to €17,879,645).
After crashing through Mr Heywood's record early in September 2018, thus reaching a British record level, the jackpot continued to grow past the €17.8 million previous World Record amount in Euro and as such, this means that the lucky winner will indeed set a brand-new World Record for a progressive jackpot slot win at an online casino.
Indeed, this latest win is so large that it crashes well inside the top ten wins for any slot game, even including the massive progressive games played in Las Vegas Casinos, some of which are seeded at $10,000,000.
In US dollars this recent Mega Moolah jackpot equates to $21,977,013,92 and it should, by our calculations, be the fifth largest jackpot slot win anywhere including Vegas land-based casino wins.
Did the winner take advantage of a bonus offer on MegaMoolah.com?
It is still uncertain if the player took advantage of the 150 Chances to Become a Mega Moolah Millionaire offer, where just a €10 deposit qualifies the new player for 150 spins on the Mega Moolah. This is currently one of the special offers on MegaMoolah.com's Where to Play page.
One interesting fact about Mega Moolah is that as the game can be played all over the world and across a number of different currencies, mainly GBP, USD, EUR, CAD, NZD, SEK, and BTC. There are plenty of banking options for players. As of yet there has not been any jackpots won in bitcoin and had this latest jackpot been won in any "weaker" currency than the top fiat currencies GPB, EUR, USD, or indeed in Bitcoin, the jackpot fund would have reset to a much higher value due to the conversion from the game's base currency, which in British Pounds.
How did the lucky player win the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot?
If you are wondering what the lucky winner managed to do to land such a massive prize, then we need to delve a little into the wonderful world of the Mega Moolah slot. This is a game which can be played from as little as 0.25 per spin and which gives every player, on every spin a chance to trigger the progressive jackpot prize.
The more you bet on each spin, the more chances you have of triggering a shot at one of four progressive jackpot prizes, the Mini, Minor, Major and Mega, the last of which is the record-shattering jackpot prize.
Unlike some slots, which require you to land a certain sequence of symbols on a certain pay line to trigger a progressive win, Mega Moolah is slightly different. You play the base game, which is based on an African safari theme, and on any random spin, a special Jackpot Bonus Game can be triggered.
This bonus game presents you with a large wheel. This wheel is divided into many sectors and each sector is given a colour and each colour corresponds to one of the four progressive jackpots available to be won, Mini, Minor, Major and Mega.
Of course, there are many more Mini and Minor sectors on the wheel than Major and Mega (of which there is just the one) so when you spin the reel, you are more likely to win the two smaller progressive jackpot prizes, than you are the two large ones.
However, hit the Major prize and you could land a jackpot prize of between tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of pounds. However, if you see the wheel come to rest in that single white sector, then that triggers the Mega Moolah jackpot prize and that is when your life will change beyond all recognition.
That is precisely what happened to our lucky winner and now they are thinking of ways in which to spend their World Record-busting fortune.
What happens now with the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot?
Now that the jackpot has been won in Euros the jackpot reset to £2,184,847.41 after a conversion from British Pounds. However, that does not mean that the jackpot cannot be won soon again. If you go to the 2017 Jackpot stats page you can see that the jackpot has been triggered twice on the same day.
Remember, the Mega Moolah jackpot can be won at any time, on any spin. The game does not know how much time has passed since the last win, it cannot decide not to pay out a player until the jackpot has grown. It operates as a random game designed to pay out lucky jackpot players at random.
So the world record may have been smashed with this huge €18,910,668.01 win, but we're willing to bet it won't be too long before the Mega progressive prize is primed and ready to pay out again.
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