Beginner online slot players are usually told not to play progressive jackpot online slots because you’re basically losing money for a 1 in 50.000.000 chance of winning and that they’d probably have much better odds of winning the lottery. Still, even if the chances are incredibly slim you might just be the luckiest player in the world and your whole life could change in a matter of seconds on a single spin. Everyone’s heard of Microgaming, of their online slot games and of the impressive progressive jackpots they offer. Below you’ll find the stories of some of the winners and a little bit about the online slots that made them millionaires.
Through time Microgaming has give more than 487 million to players all over the world so there’s no wonder why they’re so famous and why so many players choose to try their luck on their progressive jackpot slot games.
Mega Moolah might just be the most popular of their games. This online slot has 5 reels and 25 paylines and you can play it for as little as 0.01 euros a line. Mega Moolah has a progressive jackpot that comes up at random while you play and you can win it by spinning a wheel. There is a four ties structure on the 20 stop jackpot wheel of the Mega Moolah progressive slot and you can win either the Mini, the Minor, the Major or the Mega. The Mini starts at 10.00, the Minor at 100.00, the Major at 10000.00 and the Mega deals in millions.
Major Millions is another very famous progressive jackpot slot in which you can bet as little as 0.20 euros on any of the 15 paylines, but you’ll have to go for the max bet if you want a chance at the progressive. The game has a military theme with tanks and planes. The highest amount that has ever been won on Major Millions is of 1.8 million euros, but it usually pays out at about half a million.
Treasure Nile is very popular among Microgaming fans because the 5 reels and 9 paylines slot has an Ancient Egypt theme. You can win the progressive by getting five pharaoh symbols on the 9th line of this game. The average jackpot of this game is just under 100.000 euros and the biggest amount ever won is of 360.000 euros. An interesting fact is that the jackpot is won at an average of 20 days which is very often.
Tunzamunni is the first nickel progressive jackpot slot by Microgaming and it has a tribal theme. In order to win the progressive jackpot of this three reel and 1 payline online slot you have to get a white 7, a red 7 and a blue 7 in this particular order. The jackpot is won, on average, after 200 days is about 55.000 euros. The biggest win was of 75.000 euros and it was awarded on a 0.25 euros bet.
We are in the middle of progressive jackpot history! Microgaming’s Mega Moolah broke the world record in October 2015. A UK player won a whopping 13.2 million pounds (which at the exchange rate of that day is equal to 17,879,645.12 euros). Jonathon Heywood, a 26 year old soldier just couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the number appear on his screen, especially since he had only bet 25 pence on that spin. Can you imagine winning so much money? What would you do with it?
Microgaming’s Dark Knight is one of the most famous online slot games right now because of its graphics and the theme, of course. But that’s not all it has to offer and it proved it when Mr. John Orchard managed to win 5.8 million pounds playing this online slot. He used to work at a Job Center, but he obviously quit his job after he won. Wouldn’t you?
The African Safari themed Mega Moolah online slot paid the biggest prizes all through the years and changed a lot of lives. There are plenty of examples of big winners through the years, like Georgios from Greece who won 6.3 million euros or Klaus from Finland who scored 5.5 million dollars.
One of the most shocking wins, still while playing Mega Moolah, is that of Mark from Canada who had registered into the casino just a week before. In April 2015 he managed to win 7.5 million Canadian dollars (which was the equivalent of 7,131,054 euros). He did this on his mobile device and proved just how important these devices how become even in the online gambling world.
These people give us hope that maybe one day we too could win life-changing sums of money by spinning for almost nothing on a progressive jackpot slot. The odds may be super-super incredibly slim, but, hey, someone’s gotta win it, right?