Microgaming, the Isle of Man-based software provider are renowned globally for creating millionaires. But did you know since their progressive jackpot network was set up (not too many years ago!), they have a lifetime pay-out exceeding £1.1 billion and that sum has been won across 2,571,389 (and counting!) jackpots!
The summer of 2020 was pretty impressive for slots players, with huge sums of money being won across their network of progressive slots. Late July, news broke of a seventh millionaire being made – an anonymous Major Millions slot player who landed a win of €1,650,382.89 (£1,512,796.76) when playing at Spin Casino. And according to Microgaming, this is averaging as one millionaire being produced each and every month!
UK spokesperson at Spin Casino, comments:
“We are absolutely thrilled for our winner, who has become a millionaire overnight. Microgaming’s Major Millions has always been a popular game and we are delighted that the new 5-reel version is proving similarly so with our customers.”
Don’t you have to bet big to win big? Absolutely not and this specific winner is proof of that having won a substantial sum of money from just a €3 (£2.75p) bet! Major Millions has created three millionaires so far this year with €1,650,910.31 prize on 14th March and a €1,203,349.99 jackpot on 12th June.
Even more impressive is that more than 550 players have won a prize of £10K or more this summer and now there are even more progressive titles to take your pick from! WowPot (All41 Studios), Sisters of Oz: WowPot (Triple Edge Studios), Fortunium Gold: Mega Moolah (Stormcraft Studios), Juicy Joker: Mega Moolah (Just For The Win), and African Legends (Slingshot Studios) have all been added to the portfolio and each title can trigger one of four epic progressive jackpots!
John Coleman, CEO at Microgaming said:
“With total lifetime payouts exceeding €1.2 billion, Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network has had an outstanding year to date, driven by a number of new game releases, including Wheel of Wishes, Atlantean Treasures and Absolootly Mad. We look forward to building on this momentum over the coming months, hosting more feature-rich games that feed into our leading jackpots, which have paid out over €115 million across 2,571,389 jackpots so far this year – that’s more than eight payouts every minute on average!”
It’s a Record Book Win
We all dream of winning big, it’s what spurs us on, but very few of us actually do win, but it’s having fun that counts and unless you’re not having fun, there are responsible gambling tools to help you do just that. Hot on the heels of the Major Millions winner comes another winner, only this time the anonymous player finds themselves in the record books for huge wins!
A Sweden-based player triggered a staggering €14.2million on August 17th when playing Mega Moolah – the highest sum ever won by an online slots player for Lucky Casino, taking the number of millionaires created in 2020 to eight (so far!). As usual, once the win is verified, the winner receives their winnings in one lump sum!
Martin Sidenvall, Casino Director at Lucky Casino said:
“From everyone at Lucky Casino, it is a historic moment – to be able to call our lucky winner and announce that the third-largest euro jackpot win ever in Mega Moolah has gone to one of our customers in Sweden is something we could only dream of.”
Andrew Booth, Director of Games at Microgaming added:
“Congratulations to Lucky Casino and their player on the tremendous win through Microgaming’s Mega Moolah. The win marks the largest euro jackpot win in Sweden through our progressive jackpot network! Mega Moolah continues to be a favourite among players worldwide, and we are thrilled to add even more progressive games to the jackpot and network this year!”
Jackpot network and How to Win
UK players are among some of the biggest winners from the Microgaming network, the most memorable being Jon Heywood, a then 26-year old ex-soldier from Crewe in Cheshire. In 2015, Jon struck it lucky and found himself in the Guinness Book of Records at the same time for triggering a life-changing sum of £13,213,838.68 from just a 25p bet! Whether you’re playing high roller stakes or the bare minimum, the four progressive jackpots are up for the taking! But how do you win?
Take Mega Moolah for example. The original safari-themed adventure slot, it offers a maximum base game win as well as four randomly won progressive jackpots. The amount you can win via the fixed base game jackpot will be determined by the value of your bet; the higher your bet, the more valuable the win. All that changes with the progressive jackpots though, so you’ll not need to bust a gut just to try and win big. The highest paying symbol is the lion and based on 25p bets, the maximum fixed jackpot win is a roar-some £11,250!
The fun is guaranteed on the presence of the bonus wheel, but nobody knows when it’s going to make an appearance! The great thing about Microgaming networked progressives is the big cash is awarded randomly on any spin of any value! If you’re lucky enough to see that golden wheel appears, you are guaranteed to win one of those four progressive jackpots! Twenty segments make up the wheel with colours of red, orange, yellow and white and where you land is what you win. Red awards the mini, orange awards the minor, yellow awards the major and white awards the top prize of the mega pot!
Red segments occupy 10 sections of the wheel and has a seeded jackpot (starts at) of £10. Orange segments occupy 6 sections of the wheel and is seeded at £100. Yellow segments occupy just three sections of the wheel and has a starting jackpot of £10K while the white section – the key to mega ‘moolah’, occupies just the one section on the wheel and has a starting pot of £1,000,000!