There's 8 million reasons to play Mega Moolah this weekend!
It has been a little while now since we saw the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot prize claimed twice within the space of two days back in March 2019. The first lucky winner landed a prize of just over $12.9 million in US Dollars, while the second, who landed their prize around 38 hours later, took home a cash prize of over $3.3 million in Canadian Dollars.
Now anybody that knows how the Mega Moolah jackpot works and how the payouts are calculated will know that after paying out two big prizes in the space of 24-hours, it will have taken the prize fund right down to just above the 1.5 million mark as of March 7th. Since then though, the jackpot has been steadily growing over the last couple of months and very shortly, we are set to break through the 8 million milestone once again.
Now of course, it could just so happen that the jackpot. Gets to around 7.99 million and then is triggered. That is the beauty of Mega Moolah, it can be won at any time, on any qualifying spin, by any player playing anywhere in the world. However, that said, it can make it somewhat troublesome, if not impossible, to predict just to what size the current jackpot will grow!
However, given that at the time of writing, we are less than 46,000 short of reaching the 8 million threshold, I think it is safe to assume that we should see 8 million reached and that in itself would be a big thing for Mega Moolah players.
The 8 Million Threshold
Out of all the confirmed wins on the Mega Moolah slot, the 8 million threshold has only ever been crossed a total of 11 times in the game's history. Indeed, it was over eight years from the release of the game through to the famous World Record win of Jonathan Heywood back in October 2015, before the Mega Moolah jackpot crossed the eight million barrier.
Before that it had crossed the seven million barriers just once, when one lucky played landed a jackpot of just over CA$7.5 million back in April 2015.
However, Mr Heywood's win precipitated a number of big jackpot wins in the aftermath. A New Zealander, Rawiri Pou earned a NZ$10.1 million prize eight months after Mr Heywood's win and he was then followed by two Canadian Dollar winners, who landed their prizes of just over CA$11.6 million each in August and then November 2016.
In the space of little over a year we had gone from having no winner of over 8 million to four and then early in 2017, lightning struck not just twice, but three times again as we saw two more Canadian Dollar winners in January and March (the first for CA$8.4 million, the second for CA$9.5 million) and then this was followed by a Euro winner of just over €8 million in April 2017.
However, there was then a long wait as the jackpot was triggered on average around once a month until we saw the next 8 million plus winner, which was landed in June 2018 for over NZ$8.3 million. However this once again was the start of another run of big money wins with the next three winners all earning much more than $8 million, there was the huge €18.9 million winner in September 2018, followed by the CA$20 million winner, followed by the most recent of this wins, March's US$12.9 million prize winner.
Should a winner not land their prize in the next couple of hours at the time of writing, then we will see our fifth 8 million-plus winner of the Mega Moolah jackpot in the last six jackpot awards on the slot.
What would an 8 Mmillion win get you in different parts of the world?
As we know, the Mega Moolah jackpot can be won in a number of different currencies and as a result an £8 million win is a different amount of money, considerably, than say a NZ$8 million win or a US$8 million win.
With that in mind and with a theoretical 8 million jackpot in our back pocket ready to spend, what would winning the Mega Moolah jackpot over this weekend buy you in different parts of the world? Let's take a look and find out.
Well in London, where prices are a little steep, an £8 million win would see you able to afford a three-bedroom apartment in Notting Hill, although it would eat up all of your £8 million budget and you'd have to find the legal fees and stamp duty on your own.
Alternatively, if you want to move far away from London, a 7 bedroom, 6 bathroom Baronial B Listed country mansion in Midlothian Scotland, is a much bigger and cheaper option, coming in at just £1.7 million and that comes with 15 acres of land and your own tennis court. That would leave you plenty of spare cash to spend on anything else that you fancied.
If you landed your prize in New Zealand Dollars, then you could have your own architecture designed seafront home in Auckland, complete with 4 bedrooms and magnificent sea views for $250,000 less than what you would have won. Alternatively, you can head inland a bit and pay a lot less for a lot more property with any number of luxurious homes available in the NZ$1m to NZ$5 million price range.
If you landed your win in US dollars then you could pick up a fabulous Mediterranean Villa north of Orlando that boasts six bedrooms and ten bathrooms, its own outdoor pool and hot tub, gym, home theatre, private beach and a lakefront setting. Admittedly, it would chew up all of your $8 million win, save for $5,000, but you would have a home to talk about.
Of course, if you were lucky enough to land the 8 million prize in whatever currency you did, we'd not advise you to spend it all on a luxury home, but it gives you a simple idea of what such a win could afford you in different parts of the world.
However, there's no guarantee that the jackpot will be own at 8 million. It could continue to climb well beyond that yet.
You could be the next winner - give it a try now!
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