Mega Moolah by the numbers - Facts about the internet's top jackpot slot
Slot games are all about the numbers. Whether that is the amount of money you are spending to spin the reels, the amount you could win back if you land the jackpot, right down to the most critical piece of software that is part of the slot, the Random Number Generator.
We play slots like Mega Moolah because we watch a particular number, the progressive jackpot, increase steadily day on day and hope that our number comes up when spinning the game to land that massive prize.
It's easy to see why numbers are the lifeblood of any slot but that is doubly so when it comes to a progressive slot game. However, there's lots of numbers linked to Mega Moolah that are perhaps not quite so well known.
So, in this article, we are going to take you through Mega Moolah by the numbers, starting of course with the first number on the list. All figures shown are correct as of March 2019.
Mega Moolah By The Numbers
1 - The very first Mega Moolah win we have documented came on the 15th November 2007. It was landed in South African Rand for a prize amount of 4,308,741.01.
2 - The number of times that the Mega Moolah jackpot has been won twice in a single day. This occurred, somewhat unusually, in consecutive months on May 22nd 2017 and then again on June 19th on 2017. Two is also the number of confirmed South African Rand winners of the Mega Moolah jackpot prize.
4 - The number of progressive jackpots that are actually available on the Mega Moolah slot. While many articles talk about THE progressive prize, they refer to the Mega Jackpot prize. The other three jackpots are smaller and rank in value from the Mini, to the Minor and lastly to the Major. The Major jackpot is still a significant prize and can be worth tens of thousands of pounds, sometimes considerably more, for the lucky winner. Four is also the number of current games you can play to try and win the Mega Moolah top progressive prize, Mega Moolah, Mega Moolah Isis, Mega Moolah Summertime and Mega Moolah 5-Reel Drive. There have also been four winners of the Mega Moolah jackpot by players playing using New Zealand Dollars and also by those playing using Australian Dollars.
5 - The number of British Pound winners of the Mega Moolah jackpot including both Jon Orchard, who landed a £5.8 million prize in December 2012 and Jonathan Heywood, a record-breaking winner of over £13.2 million in October 2015.
7 - The number of times a jackpot prize of over 10 million or more has been won by players on the Mega Moolah slot, as of March 2019.
8 - The number of winners that have landed the Mega Moolah jackpot prize using US Dollars, as of the time of writing. In addition, there have also been eight winners of the top prize that have accessed the game via Instant Play and another eight also won their game via downloaded client software.
13 - The highest number of Mega Moolah wins recorded in a single year came in 2017 when 13 jackpot wins were triggered from 1st January through to the 31st December that year. Over 55 million in prize money (a record) was handed out in 2017 at an average win value of 4,245,996.20. Only one month in the year, February, failed to see a winner claim the jackpot prize.
14 - The number of times that players playing using either the Euro or Canadian Dollars have won the Mega Moolah jackpot prize.
16 - The number of progressive jackpot games currently offered by Microgaming. This includes Mega Moolah as well as other slot games such as Major Millions, Treasure Nile, Cash Splash and Wow Pot as well as other progressive games such as Roulette Royale, Caribbean Draw Poker, Cyberstud Poker and Jackpot Deuces (Video Poker progressive).
25 - The minimum value bet on the original Mega Moolah slot in terms of coin size, that you need to play in order to stand a chance of winning the progressive jackpot prize. You can only trigger the Jackpot Bonus game, the method by which you can win any of the four progressive jackpots, if you wager at least one coin on each of the 25 available pay lines. Coin values can range however from 0.01 up to 0.25 per coin, which is how players can increase or decrease the size of their bet.
26 - The progressive jackpot was won in 2017 on 13 occasions and on average there was just 26 days between each jackpot trigger that year. The lowest hit frequency for Mega Moolah in any year since it was produced. There have also been 26 winners of the Mega Moolah jackpot when the user has played from a mobile device.
51 - The number of confirmed winners that have landed the top progressive jackpot prize since the game began in 2006. This figure is correct as of the time of writing (March 2019) but may not include some winners where the data was not made available or was not publicised, particularly in the early years of the popular slot.
80 - The number of bonus spins worth 0.25 on the Mega Moolah slot you can receive as a welcome offer when you sign up at Zodiac Casino for just a £1 deposit.
90 - The progressive jackpot was won just twice in 2015 with a hit frequency of 90 days between those two wins. This is the longest period in terms of hit frequency on the Mega Moolah slot.
100 - The number of bonus spins worth 0.25 on the Mega Moolah slot you receive when joining Captain Cook's Casino for a £5 deposit.
150 - The number of bonus spins you can earn at Grand Mondial Casino when you sign up with a £10 deposit.
315 - The shortest amount of time, in minutes, between two consecutive triggers of the Mega Moolah jackpot prize. This occurred on the 22nd May 2017 with one jackpot being won at 13.11 and then a second jackpot won at 18.26.
625 - The largest value bet in pence/cents that you can make on the Mega Moolah slot, which is 25 pay lines covered by the maximum coin value of 0.25. In British pounds for example, this would be written as £6.25.
2006 - The year that the Mega Moolah slot was released by Microgaming.
10,000 - The seed amount for the second-largest prize on the Mega Moolah slot, the Major jackpot. This is seeded using British Pounds as the base currency.
200,447 - The largest ever prize awarded to a player for winning the Mega Moolah Major progressive jackpot prize. The currency in which the prize was won, back in July 2018, is not known.
584,640 - The longest amount of time in minutes between jackpot wins on the Mega Moolah slot (406 days) between 5th October 2009 and 29th November 2010
1,000,000 - This is the amount in British Pounds that the Mega Moolah Mega progressive jackpot is guaranteed to be seeded with after any jackpot win. It is only ever seeded in full should the previous jackpot have been won by a player in British pounds.
1,000,350.40 - The smallest Mega Moolah Mega Progressive Jackpot prize ever won was this amount back on the 22nd May 2017.
2,534,532.26 - The current value of the progressive jackpot prize at the time of writing on 16 March, 2019.
13,213,838.68 - The amount won by the first confirmed Guinness World Record online jackpot prize winner Jonathon Heywood from Crewe, England who claimed his massive prize in British pounds on the 6th October 2015.
18,910,668.01 - The uncertified new World Record for the largest ever online progressive jackpot prize was won on the 28th September 2018 by a player using the Euro as their chosen currency. When translated into British Pounds, this eclipses the amount won above by Mr Heywood back in October 2015.
20,059,0287.27 - The largest numeric prize ever won on the Mega Moolah slot (as of the time of writing), which was won on the 30th January 2019 by a player playing in Canadian Dollars.
1,000,000,000.00+ - The total amount Microgaming have paid out across the network as of February 2019, including Mega Moolah. The company has paid out over a billion in prize money, in various currencies, to many different winners all over the globe.
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