Most of us dream of one day hitting it big, playing lotto or some other kind of mega-jackpot game. We’ve all heard those incredible stories of someone that took a chance, not expecting anything to come from it, only to find out that they had won millions in a single stroke of fortune. Those moments literally change the winner’s life in an instant, taking them from rags to riches overnight.
This is probably why we as Canadians love playing big jackpot games online. We relish the challenge of chasing that massive payday and it doesn’t really matter if it’s the state lotto, online slots, or one of the big progressive jackpot games so popular at top Canadian online casinos.
Every now and then we get to hear about a lucky Canuck that managed to do what we all are trying to do every day, get the right combination on that jackpot machine and hear that sweet, sweet victory music.
The most recent win is attributed to a player from Canada playing at Jackpot City casino, a popular choice for Canadians looking for big progressive jackpots. The player, who wishes to remain anonymous, managed to hit just the right combo to unlock the current jackpot total of a whopping C$8.1 million. Naturally, the player was both shocked and delighted at the sudden win, although he had been plugging away at his favourite progressive jackpot for quite some time.
Right about now, you may be wondering what progressive jackpot machine this lucky Canuck happened to be playing. Afterall, this sort of knowledge is useful if you’re also looking to get into the record books or change your lot in life in the blink of an eye. Well, as it turns out, the player was spinning reels on Mega Moolah, Microgaming’s most famous (and most popular) progressive jackpot slot. Microgaming has made more overnight millionaires ever since Microgaming introduced this powerful progressive jackpot slot back in 2006.
This is a great question, and one that many ‘slots newbies’ will eventually ask. The short answer is that progressive jackpot slots are those slots that you see front and centre, both at land-based casinos as well as online ones.
If you happen to be visiting a land-based casino, you’ll quite often see the progressive jackpot machines in the casino lobby, or very near the entrance to the main gaming area. You may sometimes find them right in the centre of the casino’s main gaming floor. Basically, anywhere that commands the attention of the entire casino. At online casinos, you’ll usually encounter the main progressive jackpot slots on the casino’s homepage, or sometimes displayed in a prominent banner splashed across the top of the casinos main page.
Progressive jackpot slots are usually loud and colourful, with plenty of dazzling lights or bells and whistles, all designed to attract maximum attention. Each machine does this in its own way, and it all depends on the designers of the progressive jackpot slot. However, one thing that all progressive jackpot slots have in common is the prominent display of its current jackpot value. This usually takes the form of a total counter, counting upwards as more and more money gets added to the jackpot pool.
Progressive jackpot slots are amazing because there is just about no limit to just how big the jackpot can grow. It all depends on how popular the slot is and how many people give it a shot. Every time someone plays the game, a percentage of their wager gets added to the jackpot total. With online progressive jackpot slots, players don’t even have to be playing at the same casino to add to the jackpot total. These are called network progressive jackpot machines, and this is usually where the really big jackpots can be found.
Another interesting fact about progressive jackpot slots, no matter what, there are always winners. For example, just in 2018, Mega Moolah paid out over $50 million to lucky players, all over the world. The really cool thing about progressive jackpot slots like Mega Moolah, is that there are four different jackpots that can be won, just in that one game. On top of that, any one of the four jackpots can be triggered at any time during the game, no need for a bonus round first.