Mega Jackpot now three times bigger than Wimbledon winners' cheque
A little while back, the third Grand Slam event of the tennis season took place at Wimbledon and after a pulsating two weeks of action, we saw Novak Djokovic defeat Kevin Anderson in the final of the Men's Tournament, while the women's tournament, Angelique Kerber of Germany upset the favourite Serena Williams to lift the women's crown.
Now that male and female sports stars in the Grand Slam events in tennis have parity in terms of their winnings, both Djokovic and Kerber pocketed £2,250,000 for their win. Indeed, even if you managed to make it into the qualifying events taking place before Wimbledon, you would not have had too bad a pay day.
Wimbledon prize money breakdown
- Qualifying Round 1 Losers - £4,875
- Qualifying Round 2 Losers - £9,750
- Qualifying Round 3 Losers - £19,500
- Round of 128 Losers - £39,000
- Round of 64 Losers - £63,000
- Round of 32 Losers - £100,000
- Round of 16 Losers - £163,000
- Quarterfinal Losers - £281,000
- Semifinal Losers - £562,000
- Runner Up - £1,125,000
- Winner - £2,250,000
The amount shown is the money paid to each player which is why Wimbledon paid out £34 million in total prize money to the players this year.
Wimbledon was formerly the largest of the four Grand Slam prizes in terms of cash until Brexit, but since then the value of the pound has plummeted against the US Dollar and the Euro in particular. This means that the Wimbledon winners pocketed a cash prize that is now the third largest of all the four Grand Slam
Grand Slam winner's prizes 2018
- £2.81m - US Open Winners 2018
- £2.43m - Australian Open Winners 2018
- £2.25m - Wimbledon Winners 2018
- £2.05m - French Open Winners 2018
To earn their prizes at Grand Slam's the top players (assuming they enter the tournament at the Round of 128 stage) will play a total of seven matches, winning all of them, to claim the prize. For women this can amount to as many as 21 sets of tennis in games that can take anywhere up to 1-3 hours to complete at a time.
For male players, although they play the same number of rounds as their female counterparts, they also play a best-of-five sets game and this means that men's matches can be considerably longer (anywhere between three and five sets) and these can see some men's matches last between 2-5 hours in length.
So the prizes at the top levels of professional tennis are very lucrative but they are also a great deal of hard work and effort to achieve, not to mention that you have to be supremely talented and playing at a level that would mean you were a match for the likes of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the men's game and Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep in the women's game.
Of course, for mere mortals that isn't a feasible option as a route to riches, not unless you are an 18 year old tennis prodigy that is about to stun the world with their ability, but there is a way you could be playing your way towards a cash sum even greater than the amounts won by the Wimbledon Champions just a few weeks ago.
And best of all, you don't need to wear white, pick up a racquet and develop genius-like levels of ability at tennis, or indeed any other sport, in order to land the win. All you need is a bit of cash, a particular slot game and a whole heap of luck!
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So if the life of a tennis superstar is beyond you, then what other ways can you try and win yourself the kind of money which would allow you to live in luxury? Well one of the most popular ways to try and win a life-changing sum of money is to play the Microgaming slot Mega Moolah.
If that name rings a bell for you in the UK, then it is likely because it is the most popular jackpot slot in the world. Back in 2015, the game made national headlines in several newspapers when one lucky player from the UK, Jon Heywood of Crewe, Cheshire, landed the world record prize for an online jackpot of over £13.2 million.
Several years before that another UK player, John Orchard, was in the news for landing a £5.8 million win on the eve of Christmas.
The record set by Mr Heywood still stands to this day and the good news is that the Mega Moolah slot game in the UK has a minimum seed amount of £1,000,000. This means that no matter if you win the game a second after one other player has landed the big progressive jackpot prize, then you would take home a minimum of £1,000,000 as a prize.
Of course, the chances of the jackpot being won twice in such a short space of time is small and usually, as with all progressive jackpot games, the size of the jackpot can grow to extremely sizable sums of money. Today for example, the jackpot currently stands in excess of £8 million.
That is more than three times the amount of money that Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber pocketed at Wimbledon, and even if you combined their winnings to £4.5 million, you would still be pocketing at least £3.1m than both the Wimbledon Champions combined.
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