Microgaming’s Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot really needs no introduction. It has graced online casinos for many years, and despite the fact that it isn’t packed to the brim with all sorts of theatrical or celeb-style cinematic special effects, it ranks high on the popularity meter for one uncomplicated reason: when it pays out, it literally changes lives.
In short, Mega Moolah is what we would refer to as a true classic. It’s not very difficult to understand its appeal, as this particular game is in the habit of paying out seven-figure sums of cash. It has earned itself the nickname ‘the millionaire maker’ and it’s not hard to see why.
Every once in a while, as progressives go, and as is currently the case, there comes a time when no win is awarded for quite some time. This may deter the uninformed player, but those who are familiar with the game know that this is a time of awesome anticipation, as this is the time during which the jackpot accumulates to the point of unimaginable riches.
The Mega Moolah Mega jackpot has just crossed the $13 million threshold, and is growing as we speak. When it ultimately pays out, it will be the second biggest win awarded since the game was first introduced back in 2006. The biggest prize awarded to date was a whopping $17 million. The lucky player was one Marcus Goodwin. The question now begs: who will be the player to follow in Goodwin’s footsteps? And could the payout potentially exceed the initial record?
With the prize pool sitting in excess of $13 million, players all over the world are bound to start gunning for that big win. This is very much the essence of a major progressive jackpot slot: the bigger it gets, the more players play, hoping to strike the big one, and the faster the accumulative prize pool grows.
Despite the size of the jackpot, what is the best thing about Microgaming’s most famous slot? Anyone can win the big one; even if it’s their first spin or they have never played before. This game makes no exceptions and everyone has a shot at striking pure gold. The jackpot is triggered completely at random, and when it does, a wheel appears with the 4 segments for the Mini, Minor, Major and Mega payouts. Right now, that’s the wheel of fortune that everyone is waiting for!