Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new record, as ten minutes ago a punter hit the Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot, taking home a huge $20,057,734 win, which is the largest amount recorded on the meter for the famous prorgessive jackpot.
We don't have any details on the win, but we can confirm that our exclusive jackpot tracker picked up the win, making us one of the first outlets to report on the big win. The win is the largest ever recorded for the jackpot in terms of game credits, which beats the €18,915,721 won at Grand Mondial Casino 17 weeks ago. That had stood as the largest-ever online win, but the record was short-lived given the popularity of the prize.
The Mega Moolah jackpot is offered across multiple slots and grows as a portion of every wager goes into the jackpot pool. The prize grows rapidly, and now holds the top three progressive jackpot win records for online slots. Interestingly, the tracker is showing that the current prize stands at £8.5 million, indicating that a currency converted win of just under £12 million was the likely true amount. This is due to the fact that Microgaming jackpots are converted back to Pounds Sterling when won in another currency, to ensure all players are getting an equivalent jackpot based on the amount the game costs to play.
We'll be updating readers as we learn more.
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Update: We've since learned that the win was picked up by a punter at Zodiac Casino, but the punter has remained anonymous. The win has pushed Microgaming's progressive jackpot win totals to over €1 billion since they've been offered, and the developer is no doubt ecstatic about the PR that goes with their big wins.
"What an astonishing milestone for Microgaming's progressive jackpot network!" said Microgaming CEO John Coleman. "We are incredibly proud to see total payouts exceed the €1 billion mark - congratulations to all the lucky Mega jackpot winners who have been part of this remarkable story. The network has been awarding life-changing wins since 1999, including thousands of five and six-figure sums, and we look forward to building on this remarkable success in the future with the development of even more innovative and rewarding gameplay experiences for players."