The Microgaming jackpot slot Mega Moolah has quietly crept up over £9 million ($12.7m or €11.3m) and is set to go very soon. It has not been won since a huge win by a soldier from the UK for £13,212,882. That win was over 5 months ago and the average payout for Mega Moolah is just over 3 months.
It is not clear if the game engine for Mega Moolah has been adjusted, as jackpots seem to be getting bigger and the time between each jackpot win seems to be growing. There have been no details from Microgaming suggesting this has happened, but there is some speculation on casino forums that there may have been some adjustments to the jackpot payouts.
The Mega Moolah jackpot has grown nearly £4m in the past 8 weeks, which is very typical for a progressive jackpot. As the average payout time looms nearer, more and more players start wagering on this slot. There is also increased publicity in the media and at the casinos that have this game available for real money.