New Mega Moolah world record win is the seventh Mega Jackpot in 2018!
On Friday 28th September at around 5pm, one lucky player playing at Grand Mondial Casino saw their life change forever in an instant. That lucky player had decided to try their hand at the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot.
Microgaming's most famous progressive had not been won since June and over that period, the jackpot had increased in size to a new World Record prize. A few weeks prior to the date, it smashed through the previous record amount of £13.2 million (around €17.8 million) set back in October 2015 by Jon Heywood from the UK.
However, at 5pm yesterday one lucky player playing at Grand Mondial Casino, decided to spin the slot and in doing so they triggered the Jackpot Bonus Game. When they did, they set the wheel in motion and then probably could not believe their eyes when the pointer settled in the single white sector on the wheel.
That meant that rather than win the small Mini or Minor jackpots, or even the sizeable tens of thousands available in the Major jackpot, this fortunate player had landed the Mega Jackpot worth 18,910,668.01.
Details about the winner are sketchy at the time of writing and if they go public with their win, you will be first to hear about it here at MegaMoolah.com. However, we are certain that this winner will become the new World Record holder as their win eclipses the Euro amount, the British Pound equivalent and the US Dollar equivalent that was set when Mr Heywood landed his win back in October 2015.
This amazing win may have seemingly taken an age to come along, but in fact it is the seventh win of what has been an amazing couple of years for Mega Moolah jackpot winners.
2017 and 2018 - Bumper Years for Mega Moolah Jackpots
The last world record was set back in 2015 but in truth, both those years were not overburdened with Mega Moolah top prize winners. In 2015, the jackpot was triggered just one other time other than the World Record win (a CA$7,562,019 prize on April 9th that year), while in 2016, the jackpot was triggered just four times, although three of those wins were in excess of 10 million (one in New Zealand Dollars and two paid in Canadian Dollars), with the fourth win a smaller AU$5.6m win in December of that year.
2017 saw an incredible 13 triggers of the Mega Moolah jackpot. To put that in perspective, that is more than double the previous record number of wins in a calendar year (which was six in 2014) and while there were no winners in February in 2017, two months saw two winners and incredibly both those wins came on the same day, with two winners on May 22nd 2017 and two more on June 19th 2017.
This goes to show that while the Mega Moolah jackpot can be won at any time and there can be a large gap between wins, similarly there can also be a very short period between wins. There were just 9 hours between the wins on the 19th June and just five hours between wins on the 22nd May.
After a record-breaking year in terms of wins, 2018 started promisingly with wins in each of the opening four months of the year. In actual fact, during April the jackpot was triggered twice in a two day period, with one player winning over US$5.6 million on the 19th and then another landing a £1.77 million prize just over 24 hours later.
Those wins added to wins in the first threw months of the year which saw two Canadian dollar winners in January and February of $3.68 million and $7.453 million, followed by a Euro winner in March of €4.36m.
May 2018 proved to be a fruitless month in terms of jackpot winners, the first month that the jackpot had not been triggered on the game since February 2017, but then in June, one player from New Zealand landed a prize of NZ$8,332,554 on the 24th of the month.
Given that the New Zealand Dollar is one of the weaker currencies against the British Pound (the base currency used for the Mega Moolah slot), when the New Zealand Dollar jackpot was exchanged into a British Pound amount, this ensured that the starter fund for the new jackpot prize was already relatively high.
Since then, the jackpot has risen over the intervening three months and as the jackpot has climbed higher and higher, so more players have been tempted to try their hand at the game. It soon surpassed the £13.2 million record but continued to grow, adding an additional £5.7 million to the total before Friday's lucky winner.
What is happening right now with the lucky winner?
After the jackpot was triggered, the lucky winner will probably be in shock and one of the first things that will have happened is that their chosen casino, in this case Grand Mondial Casino, will have been in touch with them to confirm their details and also to confirm the win.
This lucky player will now be sorting out with Grand Mondial Casino some of the key decisions regarding the win, such as whether they want to go public with the news, as well as being put in touch with a financial advisor who will be able to help them make the most of their win and advise them as what is the best course of action to take.
One of the great things about the Mega Moolah slot is that jackpot prizes are paid in full, in a single transaction and in many countries around the world (such as the UK), these wins are tax-free. That means, if the lucky player plays in such a country, then they will get the full €18,910,668 prize in their bank account.
After the win, the Mega Moolah jackpot reset to £2,191,227, which means there is already more than double the standard seed amount in the prize pool waiting to be won. The seed amount contributed to the jackpot fund by Microgaming is £1 million, which is always the minimum amount that can be won.
Can I join Grand Mondial Casino?
If you want to try your hand at the lucky casino that saw one of its customers become the biggest ever Mega Moolah jackpot holder, then the great news is that Grand Mondial Casino offers a superb 150 Chances to Become a Millionaire starter offer for customers.
Deposit just £€$ 10 into your account and you will receive a bonus cash amount worth 37.50, which you can use to enjoy 150 spins (at 0.25 per spin) on the exciting Mega Moolah slot. Furthermore, you can also then qualify for another match deposit bonus on your second deposit, giving you even more bonus funds to play with.
Grand Mondial Casino has had a number of big winners on the Mega Moolah slot in addition to Friday's big winner, including one player who won €4.2 million one week prior to Christmas back in 2017.
Why not sign up today and see if you can add your name to the list of Mega Moolah jackpot winners!
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