If you’ve ever played progressive jackpot slots in Canada online, you’ll have heard about Mega Moolah. This legendary progressive jackpot slot from the grand masters of online slots, Microgaming has reached near-folkloric status among die hard jackpot hunters. In fact, it’s pretty safe to say that Mega Moolah has created more overnight millionaires than any other progressive jackpot slot in history.
The unprecedented success of Mega Moolah has led to a slew of spinoffs carrying the same name and offering almost as much jackpot winning potential. Aside from the seminal classic (which we recommend you try first), you can explore other options including Mega Moolah Isis (Ancient Egyptian theme), Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive (road trip theme), and Mega Moolah Summertime (self-explanatory). The expanded Mega Moolah franchise now caters for nearly every conceivable preference, as least as far as it relates to what slot fans love anyway.
You can ask pretty much anyone that has ever one a significant amount (at least over $500k) what it’s like to win on Mega Moolah, and the answer will probably be the same – life changing!
Mega Moolah has been making overnight millionaires consistently since its original launch back in 2006. The game features 5 reels and 25 paylines, and is home to a menagerie of iconic African safari animals including lion, zebra, giraffe, elephant, Water buffalo, buck and monkey, each playing their part on the 5 reels to perfection.
While the overall theme and design of the game is attractive enough to stand on its own as a classic Microgaming slot, it’s the progressive jackpot feature plus its rather frequent hit rate that really attracted the crowds. As with all Mega Moolah-type progressive jackpots, you get four separate jackpots that you can win at any time during the game – the Mega, Major, Minor and Mini. While the Mini jackpot kicks things off with a starting point of $10, it’s the Mega jackpot that gets pulses racing, starting at a cool $1,000,000.
Traditionally, winners of the Mega Moolah main progressive jackpot have come from all over the world. In fact, one of the most recent winners held the world record for the biggest single win playing Mega Moolah on his mobile device. Jon Heywood, a British soldier, won an incredible £13,2213,838 (about $215,202,840.06Canadian), playing for pennies on Mega Moolah to pass the time. The win happened in 2015 and, at the time, set a new Guinness World Record.
However, in 2018 that record was broken when a player playing Mega Moolah at Casino Mondial managed to trigger the Mega jackpot win. At the time, the machine was standing at a whopping €18,910,668.01 (or $27,400,056.11CAD). And now, in 2019, a Canadian has won their own slice of the Mega Moolah dream pie.
While the win may not be as headline grabbing as some of the wins we’ve mentioned, it’s still, by any Canuck’s imaginative stretching, a hefty enough win. Quite sensibly, the player wished to remain anonymous (deftly avoiding those long-lost relatives that seem to crawl out of the woodwork) although can say that the win was made at Canada’s own Yukon Gold Casino.
On the 5th of September 2019, one lucky Canadian decided to take a chance on Mega Moolah, which allows you to spin for just 25 cents. Within a few spins, they managed to hit the jackpot and an instant win of CA$4,746,748.54. The win adds to the overall tally for Mega Moolah wins by Canadians, which now stands at an estimated CA$113,732,388.43 altogether.
One would think that, once someone has hit the Mega Moolah jackpot, that’s it. You’d have to wait for ages for it to get that high again. But that’s where you would be wrong. The real beauty of the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot is that it resets at well-over a million. In fact, after the recent win by our lucky Canadian, the machine reset to a starting win total of $1.8 million, leaving plenty of room for other Canucks to also strike it lucky right now.