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The astonishing progressive jackpot Mega Moolah has hit another dizzying milestone today, as it closes in on its biggest ever total. The jackpot total is just short of £6.5m, which makes it bigger than the largest recorded win on the slot of $9.4m (£5.8m) by a Canadian player in 2012.

The jackpot has grown rapidly since being won for $7,562,019 by a man playing on his mobile at Royal Vegas in April. Mega Moolah has extraordinary recovery powers thanks to a seed fund which always re-starts the jackpot at over £/$/€ 1m.

The latest total will only break the record if the person that wins it is playing in British Pounds, as Mega Moolah’s jackpot total is paid out in the currency you are playing in. This is a disadvantage to players using US dollars to play. However, they do benefit from not staking as much each spin.

Mega Moolah progressive jackpot is networked through Microgaming-powered casinos, which allows it to grow very rapidly in a short space of time.