We've been waiting and watching and waiting some more as Microgaming's Mega-Moolah jackpot increased steadily over the past few months. Well the good news is that it has finally been won at the very tidy sum of over $5.5 million, but the bad news is of course that you or I didn't win it!
The lucky punter goes by the name of Klaus from Finland, and he is naturally ecstatic about his $5.5 million win, coming off just a 50 cent spin while playing at Blackjack Ballroom Casino. I'd probably fall off my chair if I won that amount of money so when he said he was "stunned and shocked" and "my hands were shaking", then you know that's got to be just about the understatement of the year. Mr Lucky is being flown to Sydney, Australia where he will be presented his prize by the Casino Rewards group (operators of Blackjack Ballroom). Let's hope they don't pay him in cash or he'll need a whole plane to himself to get it all back to Finland.
The exact jackpot of $5,556,753.68 is the largest progressive jackpot won at a Microgaming online casino, and Klaus becomes the 13th Microgaming progressive jackpot millionaire. It also takes the total progressive jackpot payouts by the Casino Rewards group to over $27 million.
The Mega-Moolah jackpot has been reset, but fear not! It is already back to almost $2.8 million, which is still one of the largest online slots jackpots on offer. You can play the Mega-Moolah at almost any Microgaming powered casino - two of the best include Blackjack Ballroom of course, and Jackpot City.