After a near 26 week wait, the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot has finally released its biggest prize to date, paying out £13,212,882 (€17,898,736 or $20,155,020). The win occurred late on Tuesday evening and is believed to be won by someone playing in British Pounds, although reports are unconfirmed by slot game manufacturer Microgaming.
This latest win could become the biggest online progressive jackpot win of all time, eclipsing the €17,861,813 payout on NetEnt’s Mega Fortune slot in 2013. The reason for the enormous size of this latest win is believed to be due to the slot taking twice as long as normal to payout. Mega Moolah pays out on average every 12 weeks, so the prolonged period allowed the jackpot to grow significantly.
The Mega Moolah progressive jackpot has a seeder fund, so it has started again from £1 million, allowing it to grow quickly again. Other jackpot slots, such as the rapidly growing Hall of Gods, will likely get more attention now following this big win.
It will be up to the record breaking judges to decide if this Mega Moolah win beats that of the previous record held. More details on this story are likely to follow in the next few days.