What happens when you win the Mega Moolah jackpot?
The thought of winning the Mega Moolah jackpot is something that will drive slot players on when playing the game. Even when the jackpot is just over the minimum seed amount of one million, that is still a life-changing amount of money to be won but when it climbs higher and higher, then you are entering the realm of the super-rich.
Back in September 2018, the Mega Moolah jackpot prize was won for a prize of over €18.9 million Euros, the largest sum in numerical terms, ever won on the slot game. It seemed unlikely that this new benchmark would be in jeopardy again for some time, but October, November and December came and went and the Mega Moolah jackpot soon began to creep skywards.
The 10 million threshold, always a big moment for Mega Moolah fans, was soon breached and then the jackpot past 15 million, then it went to 18 million and people could hardly believe that the record payout could be in jeopardy. In January 2019, the jackpot crashed through the 19 million mark and on it went past 20 million, the first time ever the jackpot had climbed so high.
Then on the 30th January 2019, one Canadian based player, playing at the popular Zodiac Casino decided to have a few spins on the progressive jackpot game. Canadian players have had their fair share of good fortune on this slot over the years but that was to be dwarfed by what happened when the player, known only as E.O. began to play through their Mega Moolah spins.
The story of E.O.'s largest ever native currency Mega Moolah win
On that morning in January, E.O was busy doing some school work on her computer before she would head off to work at a funeral home. After finishing her studies, she noted that she had around half an hour spare before she needed to leave to get to work, so to pass the time and with everyone else in the house still sound asleep, she loaded up the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot after logging in to her account at Zodiac Casino.
She bets her usual maximum bet of $6.25 per spin, knowing that this offers her the most chance of landing a shot at the progressive jackpot prize fund. All of sudden, the Jackpot Wheel appears on screen, her previous bet had triggered it and she would not be spinning the wheel to land one of the jackpot prizes.
While this is exciting, E.O. has played Mega Moolah often enough to know that triggering the Jackpot Wheel is still not a guarantee of a lifetime of riches, she is far more likely to win one of the two smaller jackpots. Even so she hits spin and waits for the wheel to come to a halt, most likely in one of the many red or orange sectors.
Only this morning wasn't going to be like any other morning as today, the wheel rolled around and came to a halt with the pointer pointing at the single white sector on the wheel.
The sector that corresponded to the Mega Jackpot prize, which stood at over CA$20 million.
E.O. explains what happened next:
"I wasn't even looking at the screen when it hit. I leant back in my computer chair and tilted my head back thinking I'll just win another CA$10. I heard it stop and when I looked up there was over $20 million on my screen. The whole amount was flashing at me."
Of course, while being wildly exciting, E.O. is level headed enough to know that sometimes, mistakes can occur and she didn't want to get too carried away just incase there had been a glitch in the software and a false win had been reported. To clarify the issue, she headed to the online chat service offered by Casino Rewards operators and connected to the specialist VIP team, who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
After confirming her details, they assured her that her win was not a dream and it was not a computer glitch or software malfunction. Her win was real.
"I wasn't sure if it was a joke," said E.O. "I couldn't believe my eyes. I sat here just staring at the screen for about 5 minutes and then I started freaking out and I started waking up everybody in the house."
"I said to my partner, 'You have to wake up, wake up! It's not bad, it's not an emergency but you need to get out of bed right now!'"
One nice touch was that her stepson, who had also been woken up by his step-mothers success, headed online and as news of the big win broke, he spoke to her.
"My stepson later sent me the link to a news article, and he told me it's the biggest win. He was like 'You've gotta read this stuff, see all this stuff, this is about you!'"
With time pressing, E.O. somehow managed to compose herself enough to head off to work, but it was perhaps unsurprising that she was a little distracted that day! She headed home at lunchtime still not quite believing her win was real, despite her screen still flashing up that record-breaking win. However, her disbelief would not last as she was soon contacted by her VIP host at Casino Rewards via the phone.
- O - "I tried to withdraw the $15 million, but I'm not sure if it's real?
- R - "Congratulations!!! You won $20 million and have $5 million in pending!!!"
- O - "Wait...what?"
- R - "Did you not realise that you've actually won over $20 million?"
- O - "I thought I had actually won $15 million and hat $5 million was a bonus or something that I had to play through...I was so confused...Holy Cow!"
- R - "Well I can tell you that you successfully have your funds in pending! They are on their way to you!"
- O. - "That's Awesome! Woweeee!"
- R. - "It's absolutely incredible!!! So, what's your plan right now? How many Ferrari's are you going to buy?"
- O - "Haha, I know, right? I have no idea right now! I'm in total shock [E.O.'s voice starts to break as she starts to cry as the realisation dawns this is real] I'm still staring at the amount on the screen!"
After letting the realisation, she was now wealthy enough to do pretty much anything she wanted, E.O. confessed that:
"It's such a dilemma right now, I don't know what I'm going to do... to continue working and studying or not...wow. I was up all-night tossing and turning, planning and everything else."
However, E.O. did have some concrete plans to spend a little of her winnings on.
"I am definitely going to buy houses for all my family! The first thing I am going to buy is a 4x4 jeep! A white Jeep Rubicon with a tan interior. I'm also a collector, I've been browsing online to see what I can get. I would also like to buy an RV and go travelling, maybe to Alaska with my two dogs. I like to fish."
And how did E.O. manage to land her success? She had the following advice for fellow Mega Moolah fans -
"I start off low, I keep going, I wait a few spins to see if I get the Free Spins and then I'll up my bet to see if I get them again. I'm not sure how I did it, but I just kept upping my ante - close your eyes and hold on!"
"I love Mega Moolah because you can get the progressive jackpots and the little Lion Wild card never fails me, he's always there. I love Zodiac Casino, it's awesome. There are so many games to choose from, it's a blast, you're always winning".
E.O's incredible stroke of good fortune makes for compelling reading and who knows how long it will be before the next lucky Mega Moolah winner is receiving the phone call from Casino Rewards to inform them that they have become the game's newest millionaire.
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