The World Record Mega Moolah jackpot win just happened!
It was January 30, 2019, when our lucky Canadian player won the world record Mega Moolah jackpot at Zodiac Casino! He started playing with “80 free chances” and $480 welcome bonus for new customers. Just a few spins later, he got a winning combination to land a massive CA$20,059,287.27 mega jackpot. This is a historic moment because it happened for the first time when the lucky player won over 20 million on Mega Moolah. The previous record belonged to a Briton who won just over 18 million.
However, some can argue whether this is actually the biggest jackpot in the Microgaming network, and it’s all about currency. As you may have already noticed, in the title of this thread, the winning amount is in Canadian dollars (CAD). Due to the fact that the currency the jackpot was won in is almost half as much less than British pound (ie the currency the previous record jackpot was expressed in), in fact, the amount will not be record-breaking. In fact, it will not even be the second biggest in Mega Moolah, because, in August 2018, one lucky Grand Mondial Casino player won over €18.9 million.
In accordance with the generally accepted policy of personal data protection, Zodiac Casino still has not revealed personality of the lucky winner. All we know is that he comes from Canada and has registered in the casino very recently. Time will tell, maybe this person will agree to reveal even a bit of mystery and tell on his amazing story. If this happens, we will write about it here, which can be very inspiring.
For those of you that enjoy reading Mega Moolah jackpot winner stories, we invite you to our Big Winners section (one of the tabs on the Menu). Another useful thing to note if you follow progressive jackpots like this to help your gaming is to regularly check out our Mega Jackpot progressive jackpot tracker on the homepage.
How did the Mega Moolah Jackpot revive so fast?
Some of you may ask: How was it possible to see the jackpot so high just after last big win in September 2018? Let’s take a closer look at how this happened …
To understand how Mega Moolah slot reached the largest ever figure for its jackpot, we need to go back to September 28th in last year, when one lucky player hit €18,915,872.81 the MEGA jackpot playing the game. With this prize being expressed in EUR, rather than the game’s base currency of GBP, that meant that the jackpot pool was not completely flushed when the money was awarded and following that win on the 29th September 2018, the jackpot dropped to 2,269,485.
What tends to happen following pooled jackpot wins, is that some punters will not play the game for a while until the jackpot starts to grow faster again, so there is usually a decline in how much money is contributed to the progressive jackpot pool each day and there is clear evidence of such situation here.
Just check this: before the €18.9 million jackpot win, the prize pool was going up at between 150,000 to 300,000 a day. However, after the big win, from September 29th onwards, the jackpot went up at the rate of about 100,000 a day.
That pace continued, to varying degrees throughout the days of September & October and by the end of October, the 2.2 million jackpot had jumped to over 6.1 million.
A bigger jackpot prize tends to draw more players and throughout November 2018, the main prize continued to rise, but at a slightly higher rate with daily increments of about 120,000 to 150,000 on average. That also continued throughout December, when the jackpot reached 10 million and then rose onwards to around 15 million by the end of the year.
Things remained that way till around the 10th January 2019, when the jackpot showed 15.8 million. By the next day, over 250,000 had been added to the jackpot pool as it was broken through the 16 million peak and between then and the 30th January, the jackpot was gaining, roughly at the rate of about 200,000 a day.
It exceeded 18.9 million on the 24th January hitting 19 million on the following day and then reaching 20 million on the 30th January 2019, after which it was hit just a few hours later.
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