Genesis Casino Player Scoops Microgaming’s Mega Moolah Jackpot for £2.77m

  • Seven-figure jackpot was won by a UK player who bet £6.25 ($8.21) to spin the reels
  • Winner decided to remain anonymous and will receive his payout in a lump sum
  • Microgaming's progressive jackpot network has paid out more than £102m ($134m) in 2019
An anonymous player from the UK has turned £6.25 ($8.22) into millions after scooping the Mega Jackpot on Microgaming’s Mega Moolah slot. [Image: Shutterstock.com]

Another seven-figure win

The Mega Moolah progressive slot has created numerous millionaires since it went live at Microgaming casinos back in 2006. A lucky player at Genesis Casino has added his name to this long list of winners by becoming the latest jackpot winner to secure a seven-figure payout.

In November, a UK gambler placed a £6.25 ($8.22) bet to spin the reels and randomly triggered the Jackpot Bonus.

This Jackpot Bonus guarantees one of four progressive jackpots. Most players have to settle for the Mini or Minor Jackpots, which aren’t worth very much. The Major Jackpot is usually worth tens of thousands, but it’s the life-changing Mega Jackpot that every player dreams of winning.

Much to this players surprise, the Jackpot Wheel spun in his favor to award the Mega Jackpot for a whopping £2,772,916.45 ($3,648,603.46).

Winnings paid in one lump sum

The winning player has chosen to remain anonymous after winning the large prize on November 8. Microgaming has confirmed that the jackpot was triggered at Genesis Casino and paid in one lump sum. Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network, of which this game is part of, does not pay in annuities.

the jackpot was triggered at Genesis Casino and paid in one lump sum

Genesis Casino is happy to be associated with the win, with CEO Ariel Reem congratulating the lucky winner.

Reem, who previously held the role of CEO at Mansion Casino, said: “We’re ecstatic for the player on their massive win on the Mega Moolah jackpot! It’s been a thrilling ride, but one lucky player had to strike – congratulations from everyone at Genesis Casino!”

Microgaming also congratulated the lucky winner and took the opportunity to highlight how much the progressive jackpot network has now paid out.

According to Andrew Clucas, chief operating officer at Microgaming, the gaming giant’s progressive jackpot network has now paid out over £928,464,817.50 ($1,221,836,488.21) to online casino players.

Mega Moolah’s 13th anniversary

The life-changing win coincided with Mega Moolah’s 13th anniversary.

So far this year, Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network has paid out more than £102,135,620.26 ($134,405,369.48) across more than 1.7 million jackpots.

More than 10 of these winners secured a seven or eight-figure jackpot. Their prizes alone equaled more than £42.1m ($55,406,336.50). More than 570 of the game’s jackpot winners earned a prize equaling £8,439.07 ($11,105.39) or more.

During the first six months of 2019, the network paid out just over £75.8m ($99.7m) across 1,150,559 jackpots. Over £11.2m ($14.7m) of this total went to a lucky player at Zodiac Casino back in January. This remains the third-largest payout in the history of Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network.