Which Mega Moolah winners had the best Christmas ever?
You may remember a little while back we posted an article asking whether miracles happen at Christmas when it comes to landing a win on the Mega Moolah slot, and one of the things we learned is that December has traditionally been one of the quieter months for big winners on the Mega Moolah game.
Our research found just three lucky players that celebrated a win in December and that contrasted with June which saw more than double that number of winners.
So let's take a closer look at those three people who were able to enjoy the best Christmas Ever, when they landed a Mega Moolah jackpot win just a few days before the big day itself.
The first December winner
It was an incredible five years since the start of the first Mega Moolah slot before we saw the first ever winner of the progressive jackpot prize in December, but what a memorable win it was both for Microgaming and the lucky player to land the win, Lincolnshire based bingo-enthusiast John Orchard.
Mr Orchard's story is a memorable one for several reasons. Firstly, he freely admitted that he isn't really a massive slots player and that he had only decided to have a few spins on the Mega Moolah slot to while away the time in between his first love of playing online bingo.
While he was playing at home when he decided to chance his arm on a few spins of the Mega Moolah slot. The progressive jackpot had not been won since the 25th May 2012 and over the six months or so since the last win, the jackpot prize had swelled to over £5.8 million.
John started placing 0.30p bets on the Mega Moolah and not too long after he triggered the Jackpot Bonus Game. John set the wheel in motion and watched incredulously as it came to a halt in that single Mega Jackpot sector meaning he had won the Mega Moolah's top jackpot, the Mega Jackpot, which amounted to an incredible £5,883,044.
At the time, this was the largest ever cash prize awarded by the Mega Moolah slot. John's win equated to (at the time), US$9.5 million and €7.3 million, both of which eclipsed the $5.5 million and €6.3 million wins that the Mega Moolah slot had paid out previously.
John decided to spend his good fortune and indulge in the Christmas spirit in a number of ways. He decided to purchase a house for his daughter and as soon as his win had been confirmed, he gave up his job and splashed out on a little Christmas cracker for him and his wife to enjoy, a brand new Jaguar motor car. His intentions following the win were simple, to live the good life!
The second December winner
If John Orchard's win in December 2012 was memorable for many reasons, then the next big winner in December didn't want anybody to know the full story of their big cash prize, as they asked for anonymity following their win.
As such, details on this lucky winner are still sketchy but we do know that the player won the prize on December 16th 2013, just over a year after John Orchard's win and that they landed a relatively small prize of AU$1,665,580. Back then, that would have equated to just around a million pounds in British pounds.
Given that this lucky player landed their win from Down Under, which means rather than spending their windfall on travelling to sunnier climes to get away from the winter, they could have treated themselves to a few little luxuries to make those long hot Australian summers all the more bearable!
The third December Winner
Following that second winner in December in 2013, it was then four more years before the next big December winner was landed on the Mega Moolah slot. Once again this player opted to remain anonymous, so details of their win are a little sketchy, but we do know they landed a €4,365,843 prize and that their big win came just a week before Christmas on December 18, 2017.
The lucky winner, known only as M.G. landed their prize while playing at the Grand Mondial Casino, which is the casino that offers new customers 150 Chances to become an Instant Millionaire when they sign up and deposit cash at the casino.
Indeed, we know that M.G. had signed up with Grand Mondial Casino that very day to enjoy a few spins on the Mega Moolah slot and it was his good fortune that he did as just a short time later, he triggered the massive Mega Moolah jackpot prize and landed a Christmas that he will never, ever forget.
M.G's good fortune story shows that miracles can happen to players, even just a few minutes after signing up at your chosen Mega Moolah casino!
This win for M.G was the 13th confirmed trigger of the Mega Moolah jackpot in 2017, which set a brand new record for the number of times the jackpot had been won in a single calendar year, easily eclipsing the previous record of six wins that were triggered back in 2014. M.G's win was the sixth highest win of the Mega Moolah in cash value terms in 2017. The win remains the closest ever trigger of the Mega Moolah jackpot to Christmas in the game's history.
Will there be a December winner in 2018?
Of course, we can't predict exactly when the Mega Moolah jackpot will be triggered as it is an entirely random process, but what we do know is that as the jackpot grows, and more and more people start to play spins on the game, sooner or later one lucky player will win the jackpot prize.
With just 11 days left in December, it is possible that the Mega Moolah jackpot, which currently stands at almost 13.5 million, could well be won and if it is won in this period, it will be the closest win to Christmas in the game's history.
Will the jackpot be won? Why not have a spin yourself and see if you could be the fourth big Mega Moolah winner enjoying their own Christmas miracle in December.
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