Many players dream of hitting a jackpot worth millions on an online slot machine. They might play for hours, coming so close to winning without ever hitting the combination that awards that life-changing prize. And then there are other players who take a single spin and turn it into the biggest score of their lives.
Last week, SlotsGeek.co.uk heard about a player from the latter category who won over £2.6 million by playing the Mega Moolah jackpot slot machine. The player has chosen to remain anonymous, but we do know a few facts about where the player was from and how they walked away with the biggest score of their lives.
The player accessed the Microgaming jackpot game through their account at Ladbrokes Casino. Not surprisingly, the Ladbrokes player is from the United Kingdom – the Midlands, to be exact.
Upon opening their account, the player immediately opened the Mega Moolah slot machine. They then chose to make a spin for £0.25, and the unthinkable happened: the spin resulted in the player reaching the progressive jackpot bonus round, and resulted in a win of the Mega Jackpot.
“We’ve never known a luckier punter,” said Ladbrokes Casino spokesperson David William. “It is truly an incredible win.”
If you’re not familiar with how Mega Moolah works, here’s a quick rundown on one of the industry’s most popular slot machines. It’s a 25-line, five-reel game that allows players to bet up to five coins on every line. The game never gets terribly expensive, as you cannot bet more than a few pennies per coin.
If you’ve seen screenshots of the game, you know that it is big on its African wildlife theme. Most of the symbols you’ll be matching throughout play are based on famous African animals: elephants, hyenas, and antelopes, for instances. There’s also a lion, of course, which serves as the game’s wild symbol (as well as the most valuable symbol in the game in its own right). Monkeys also make an appearance as the scatter symbol, not only offering big prizes, but also allowing players to access a free spins game.
But the most noteworthy aspect of Mega Moolah is the game’s progressive jackpot. This randomly triggered, meaning the only factor that can change your odds of hitting the game is the amount you choose to wager on each spin – the more you bet, the better your chances are of finding yourself in the bonus round.
If you’re lucky enough to reach this game, you’ll see the Mega Moolah Jackpot Wheel. The wheel features symbols that are linked to each of the four potential jackpots you can win. The Mini, Minor, and Major jackpots offer progressively larger prizes, but the real big award is the Mega Jackpot – which is usually worth over £1 million.
The Mega Moolah progressive jackpot is one that can truly be won at any time, as evidenced by the recent win.
“He was playing in the early hours when he struck gold,” Williams said of the jackpot winner.