New Zealander Rawiri Pou won $10 million on Mega Moolah on 17 June 2016
It didn't last long - the Mega Moolah's Mega Progressive Jackpot reached £10 million between the 16th and 17th of June 2016, and it was triggered almost immediately on the afternoon of the 17th of June (Central European Summer Time).
The Mega Jackpot Winner
Young Maori man Rawiri Pou from Matamata, New Zealand, won NZ$10,144,395.82 on Friday 17th June 2016 when playing the Mega Moolah progressive slot.
The new multi-millionaire could not believe his luck when he scooped the life-changing jackpot.
"I still can't believe this is real. I've been in shock since I won and it is literally going to change my life. There is so much my family and I can do with this money and it couldn't have come at a better time. We are so overwhelmed and happy." When asked about how he plans to use his winnings, Rawiri said, "Right now, the amount is too big to comprehend. But I come from a very close-knit family, so I'd like to spoil my family."
The jackpot is one of the biggest wins for any online casino. A spokesman for Casinoland said, "We're all thrilled for the player, it's a life changing amount of money and we wish him the very best for the future. His huge win has shown that Casinoland has the games and jackpots to deliver record breaking wins and we hope that Rawiri is the first of many Progressive Jackpot winners here at Casino Land."
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About the Mega Moolah jackpot when won in other currency than British Pounds
It's worth noting that the default currency used in the Mega Moolah's progressive jackpot network is Pound Sterling - British Pounds (GBP). Many players do not know this but the progressive jackpot will reset to 1 million only when it is won in GBP. This means that when the progressive jackpot is won in another currency than GBP the jackpot currency will be converted to GBP and the game resets to whatever is the outcome of that conversion.
The NZ$10,144,395.82 amount was equivalent to roughly £4,983,535.89 (17 June 2016, NZD/GBP close:0.49126), which meant the Mega Moolah jackpot reset to around £5,160,859.93 as can be seen on the 2016 jackpot chart for Mega Moolah.
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