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Fans of Microgaming's big win progressive slot Mega Moolah are speculating on when the next big jackpot will hit as the top prize approaches the £6 million mark, shaping up towards another industry record.
Ladbrokes Casino, one of the many online venues offering this game that has such life-changing possibilities, has already paid out a million sterling on a stake of only £2.20 earlier this year on the King Cashalot progressive, setting the scene for another major score by an Internet player.
Charlie Goodenough, Head of Marketing at Ladbrokes Casino said, "It's only a matter of time until someone lands the big one. The jackpot is increasing daily and we think it could trigger at any moment!"
Mega Moolah games start from as little as 1p with wins ranging from at least £100 for a Minor level win right through to £6,000,000 or more for a Mega level win.
The last record set by a progressive slot was on Mega Moolah, when Klaus E. from Turku, Finland, became an instant millionaire on April 22, 2008. The return on his 50 cent bet at the Blackjack Ballroom Casino was a staggering $5.5 million, leaving the online player is a state of shock.
"My hands were shaking", recalled Klaus. "I couldn't believe what my monitor screen was telling me." Klaus went on to pay off his apartment and enjoy a vacation on his rewards.
At the time, Klaus's jackpot was Microgaming's thirteenth millionaire plus winner, and an Internet record that still stands at $5,556,753.68.
Source: InfoPowa News