Megaball is a progressive keno jackpot that may be won at online casinos that have games from Playtech. We have been tracking this jackpot since December 2009 and on average it has paid $205,023 €160,821 £132,365 per win and is won every 8 years.
Progressive jackpot history
Feel like taking a break from traditional jackpot games based on endlessly pulling slot levers or taking on the dealer in card-based entertainment? If you're looking for something different that offers you more game betting options then you can shake a stick at, give Megaball a go. This lottery-style game is perfect for those of you out there with short attention spans.
This jackpot game is based on a lottery-style system. Each minute, a set of five blue, yellow or red balls numbered between 1 and 48 is drawn to reveal lottery-style combinations. Megaball actually features many different games within the game itself:
- Colours: Choose a colour and the exact number of balls that will be drawn for that colour.
- Cocktail: Pick the mix of colours that will be drawn.
- 6th: Select the colour or number of the sixth ball.
- Steps: Choose whether the balls will increase or decrease as they are drawn
- Numbers: Pick 4 numbers that you think will be selected.
- First & last: Guess whether the last ball will be higher or lower than the first
- Total: Select the range of the total sum of all the balls drawn
The potential winnings for each possible style of bet are listed on the screen of that particular bet. As for the jackpot, you must pick five balls and all five must be among the six balls that are drawn. So winning the jackpot is similar to, but far more likely, than playing the lottery. In fact, your chance of picking five correct balls from six drawn from 48 is 1 in 285,384. This compares favourably to a typical lotto draw where you need all six correct numbers, which gives you a tiny 1 in 12,271,512 chance of winning. Of course, the jackpot amount is commensurately lower but as we have seen in the past, this game can pay a tidy sum to a lucky winner.