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The bigger of the two wins was a €3,036,433.21 strike by a punter at Casino La Vida on May 3rd. The win came just an hour after the punter registered a casino account. Speaking about the win, the new millionaire said, “When I saw €3 million appear on my screen I just couldn’t believe it, I’m still in shock! This is such a life changing amount of money, and my first priority is to purchase a house with my winnings.”
Casino La Vida Promotions Manager Victoria Lamonte added: “GL’s winning story is remarkable. He signed up with Casino La Vida on 5th May around 8am and began playing Mega Moolah right away. Just one hour later he won the progressive jackpot; clearly luck is with La Vida’s players!”
Seven days later the jackpot was hit again, this time by a punter who hit the fortune on his mobile phone while playing at Royal Vegas casino. This time the win was worth NZD $1,062,335.94.
Microgaming CEO Roger Raatgever spoke about the milestone win, saying “Creating the first ever mobile millionaire is a huge milestone for Microgaming, and furthermore the industry as a whole. As the mobile gaming sector continues with its remarkable growth, this will be the first of many players to win big through their mobile or tablet device."
One of the biggest online betting games, Mega Moolah has a history of making millionaires out of casino bettors. The game's progressive jackpot seeds at $1 million and often grows to even bigger amounts and is powered by betting designer Microgaming.
Casino Listings tracks several progressive jackpots, including Mega Moolah, with stats being found at: http://www.casinolistings.com/jackpots/microgaming/mega-moolah-mega-jackpot