Top 10 Biggest Mega Moolah Jackpot Payouts

Microgaming has numerous favourite slot game titles in its vast library. However, Mega Moolah is by far the most popular. The progressive jackpot game was first released in 2006 and connects players around the globe with a Mega Moolah jackpots that always starts at $1 million and often reaches record-breaking amounts.

Biggest Mega Moolah Jackpots In History

The top Mega Moolah jackpots of all time are somewhat hard to determine, as it is not always clear what currency is used each time. Since players from Russia to Australia, Canada to multiple countries in Europe and beyond have won, it can be tough to nail down all of the payouts in one currency.

1. C$20,059,287.27

This was an eye-popping amount, just awarded on January 30, 2019. The win happened at Zodiac Casino online and was awarded to a Canadian player.

The only reason it didn’t stand as the new world record was because it wasn’t triggered in the Euro or Pound. Therefore, the conversion cannot count against the previous world record in Euros.

2. €18,910,668.01

According to the Mega Moolah website, this is the latest Guinness World Record for the largest progressive jackpot prize ever awarded on an internet slot game. It even surpassed the majority of progressive slot jackpots won in Las Vegas casinos when equated to US currency of $21,977,013.92.

It happened on September 28, 2018 at the Grand Mondial Casino online.

3. £13,213,838.68

This win dates back to October 6, 2015. It happened on Betway, and at the time it hit, it was a Guinness World Record.

The winner of this jackpot came forward and revealed himself to be a 26-year-old British soldier named Jonathan Heywood of Cheshire. He had just served a tour of duty in Afghanistan and was relaxing at home by playing the Mega Moolah Jackpot Bonus online slot for 25p per spin. And he won. At that time, he said:

“It’s all so surreal, and I can’t come to terms with it just yet. I keep staring at my screen and seeing this huge number in my Betway account.”

But Heywood quickly knew how the money would be used. Having just lost his grandfather and then watching his father awaiting heart and lung transplants, he told the media he would immediately obtain the best care and treatment for his father. Of course, he was also going to buy a car for himself if possible, specifically a yellow Bentley Continental GT.

4. $12,945,668.34

This jackpot hit on March 5, 2019. The player was not in the US, as online casinos are not allowed to operate in American states, but the person did select US currency during play, so the giant payout from Luxury Casino was set in US dollars.

5. C$11,633,898.44

On November 5, 2016, this jackpot was paid out to a player in Canada. Marcus Goodwin was playing on Yako Casino when the Mega hit.

The casino manager called Goodwin the following day to work out the details of the payment, and the winner was grateful and talked about how life-changing it was. “I will definitely be buying a nice big house and a vacation cottage! And taking my entire family on a first-class trip to Africa!”

And considering the win came in the months before the Christmas holidays, he intended to buy presents for everyone.

6. C$11,610,536.59

Won on August 28, 2016, this jackpot was also handed out to a Canadian player.

7. NZ$10,144,395.82

The largest Mega Moolah jackpot paid out to a New Zealander happened on June 17, 2016. The player was on Casinoland when it hit.

Rawiri Pou was the winner and hailed from Matamata, New Zealand. And he immediately thought of his family. “I still can’t believe this is real,” he said at the time. “There is so much my family and I can do with this money, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. We are so overwhelmed and happy.”

The Maori man was anxious to spoil his family, which he said was always a close-knit one.

8. C$9,572,948.34

This win was unique in several ways. The huge Mega Moolah jackpot happened on a mobile device, and it was the largest at the time to be paid out on Zodiac Casino. It happened on March 14, 2017.

The Canadian player wanted only to be known as C.F. but did inform that he won when spinning the slots as a part of his $1 introductory casino bonus offer. He had to play through 80 chances to complete the offer, and he won the jackpot while doing so.

9. C$8,453,754.28

On January 16, 2017, a Canadian player won this jackpot playing on Captain Cook’s Mobile Casino.

10. NZ$8,332,554.01

An anonymous New Zealander won this prize on June 24, 2018, while playing on a mobile online casino.

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. From her days in the WPT offices to covering summers of WSOP tournament action, she also followed gambling legislation to Washington D.C. and women-only poker to the Bahamas. Meanwhile, she lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for many years before moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Now, Jen travels less, writing about poker and online gambling from her home with her two dogs watching her every move. In her spare time, she follows politics, works on her never-finished novels, and learns Italian in the hopes of retiring to Italy someday.

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