Progressive slots always get the most attention out of all of the games available in an online casino because they give away truly life-changing sums of money for a single spin. This is very tempting for a lot of players to go after, and when someone does nail the big jackpot, there's usually a lot of publicity attached to it. Microgaming has made another multi-millionaire recently with the largest of their progressive jackpot games.
Another Mega Winner
A lucky player, whose identity is being kept anonymous, picked up a win worth $7.5 million on the Mega Moolah jackpot earlier this week. This game actually has four different progressive jackpots, and the top one always pays out at least $1 million. This winner was able to pick it up when it was several times that minimum value, though that's fairly normal since it averages a win in the range of $4 million to $8 million most of the time. While we think that this player would have probably been happy with a score of just $1 million, it's easy to see that he or she has 7.5 million reasons to be thrilled right now.
The Popularity of This Game
Mega Moolah is absurdly popular, and it's consistently one of the most-played titles available at Microgaming-powered online casinos. It's a video slot with 25 paylines and an exceptionally high volatility overall. The source of the volatility is the fact that this game centers around four progressive jackpots and two major static jackpots that are available from the regular paytable. The top static jackpot is 15,000x, and the second-highest normal payout is still a whooping 12,500x. Along these lines, there aren't many low or medium payouts to balance out the swings.
Microgaming Continues to Dominate
Even though Mega Moolah came out several years ago, Microgaming continues to dominate the progressive jackpot space with this game. It's consistently putting out some of the largest payouts available every few months, and while it doesn't own the world record for the largest single jackpot, it's probably the single game that's made more millionaires than any other title in any online casino. This is the legacy that Microgaming has built with this game, and it'll be interesting to see how long it takes for them to either update or retire this title in anticipation of a new top progressive slot.