Two top Microgaming progressives hit milestones just days prior to Christmas
If the thought of landing a massive and life-changing progressive slot jackpot prize is something that keeps you coming back to the games to play, then there is some big news this week from Microgaming as not just one, but two of their most popular progressive jackpot slot games are set to reach some big milestones, just a a couple of days before Christmas.
Could this set up the win of a lifetime on either game for a couple of lucky slot players? Or could we see a rare Christmas winner of one or even both of these jackpot prizes to celebrate the festive season in style?
Major Millions reaches 1.5 million
The first big jackpot of note has already been reached with the prize on the Major Millions progressive jackpot prize now eclipsing 1.5 million.
This is the third highest amount that the progressive jackpot has reached on the Major Millions slot in 2018. In February 2018, it reached almost 1.9 million before being won and then later in the year in late August 2018, the jackpot crashed through the 2 million barrier for the first time and almost made it to 3 million before being won at over 2.9 million. The jackpot was then won in another currency equaling to around £1.5 million.
There were two million-plus winners back in September, but since then the jackpot has continued to rise to its current 1.5 million-plus level.
It is worth remembering that you have two options to play the Major Millions game to land the jackpot prize as there are both three-reel and five-reel versions of the game available to play.
The three-reel version is a more traditional slot and has three pay lines in play. You wager 1.00 on each pay line and you must wager on all three pay lines in order to stand a chance of winning the progressive jackpot prize.
In contrast, the five-reel version has 15 lines in play and the maximum (and only) coin you can wager on each line is 20p. You can elect to play fewer than 15 lines if you wish, but only spins of 15 lines can win the progressive jackpot prize.
The reason for this is that the progressive jackpot prize can only be triggered by landing a stated number of the same symbol (The Major Millions Wild) on the 3rd (in the case of the three-reel) and 15th (in the case of the five-reel) pay lines on each slot.
You will have noticed that this means each spin of the Major Millions slot costs 3.00 if you wish to try and land the progressive prize, but the good news is that regardless of whether you play the three- or five-reel version of the slot, your chances of landing the jackpot prize remain the same.
Major Millions has already paid out a number of big winners in 2018 and with just a few days left of the year and the jackpot growing at a quicker than usual rate, could we be set to crown another big winner of this popular progressive game in Christmas week?
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Mega Moolah smashes through the 13 million threshold
While that 1.5 million+ jackpot on the Major Millions slot is very appealing, that is small change compared to the win that is currently available on the hugely popular and World Record holding Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot.
Currently, the jackpot hit the 13 million threshold. This is the second time in 2018 that the jackpot has reached these levels.
2018 has already seen seven lucky people become millionaires in their chosen currency when playing the Mega Moolah slot. There were relatively small wins in January, February, March, two in April (within 24-hours of each other) and then another in June.
Following that June win however, the jackpot was not triggered until the end of September 2018, by which point, the progressive prize had risen to a World Record level of 18,910,668. Then one lucky player, using the Euro as their currency, landed that World Record beating prize, eclipsing the £13.2 million win by Jon Heywood of the UK back in October 2015.
That winner not only set a new online slot progressive jackpot world best, but also set the record for the largest ever Mobile online jackpot win too. However, since then the Mega Moolah jackpot fund has slowly increased throughout October and November and into December. Once again, there were no triggers of the prize and soon the progressive moved beyond the 10 million mark.
That soon became 11 and then 12 million to the point now where we are just a few hours and spins away from it hitting 13 million. That is a landmark for Mega Moolah gaming as only twice before has the jackpot reached this amount, for the two World Record wins outlined above.
Also, if we were to have a winner at any point in December 2018 from now on (and today's date is the 20th) then this would be the closest winner to Christmas Day that the jackpot has been triggered, the previous closest time being a win on the 18th December back in 2017.
If the jackpot continues to grow and surpasses the 13.2 million mark, then it is possible we could see the second highest ever progressive jackpot winner on the Mega Moolah slot (although that winner would have to land their prize in UK pounds, as the commensurate value in other currencies such as the Euro, Canadian Dollar, or New Zealand dollar, etc, would need to be higher).
What is exciting is that this is the first time that a Mega Moolah jackpot has been so large around the Christmas period, and with many slot gamers having a little more free time over the festivities, I am sure that there will be more than a few extra spins on the slot being part of the Christmas celebrations for Mega Moolah fans.
So, could you be one of the lucky ones to have their own Christmas miracle of 2018 by landing one of the two big progressive prizes available right now on the Major Millions and Mega Moolah slots? Why not have a few spins and see if you could be the next big winner!
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