Mega Moolah, Mega Fortune Hit Big for Online Casinos in March

March was a big month for online slot jackpots. Many players won five-figure amounts of money from the jackpot games, and some even won six-figure amounts. But only three players won millions in mega jackpot slot spins.

Coincidentally, both of the games involved in the three wins have the word “mega” in their names: Mega Fortune Dreams and Mega Moolah. The former is one of NetEnt’s most popular games online, and the latter is the same for Microgaming.

Online Slot Jackpots: Mega Fortune Dreams (NetEnt)

NetEnt initially released its Mega Fortune online slot game in mid-2009, nearly 10 full years ago. It quickly became a player favourite due to its progressive jackpot that grew with every spin from every player around the world.

The video slot featured music and graphics that depicted the high life, a lifestyle that involved cash and champagne, diamonds and designer products. And the goal of every player was to spin the Mega Fortune Wheel, as a correct hit on one wheel put that person ever closer to winning the Mega Jackpot. The average wins over the years have been approximately €4 million.

In mid-2014, NetEnt released a follow-up to the hit game and called it Mega Fortune Dreams. It was updated with the newest technology and maintained most of the players’ favourite features, including the jackpots via the prize wheel.

Set on the deck of a yacht that anchors at tropical destinations, diamonds and rings champagne and cash continue to spin in front of players’ eyes. But as in the previous version, the goal is to get to the dream wheel and hit a jackpot payout.

Woman Wins €4.3 Million

In the first half of March, NetEnt paid its largest jackpot of 2019 thus far when a 65-year old woman played Mega Fortune Dreams. She put up €4 to play, and she spun it into the jackpot bonus and went through all of the Mega Fortune Dreams Wheel spins to the center.

That meant she won €4,333,667.97.

The winner chose to remain anonymous. There is little doubt, though, that the jackpot has changed at least one person’s life.

Online Slot Jackpots: Mega Moolah (Microgaming)

Mega Moolah is one of the longest-running online casino games in the world that is still popular. Moreover, it has grown into the top-paying jackpot game in the business. First released in 2006, Mega Moolah has grown to include several spin-offs in the Microgaming family. Nonetheless, the original remains strong.

This African jungle-themed slot features lions and elephants, zebras and giraffes, monkeys and gazelles. There are four levels of online slot jackpots to be won through the special wheel of fortune bonus round. They start with the Mini, go up to the Minor and Major, and the Mega Jackpot is the big one that always guarantees at least £1 million. Microgaming contributes the £1 million to start it off. Players around the world subsequently contribute with every spin thereafter until it hits.

In 2018, the Mega Jackpot was triggered seven times throughout the year, paying out more than $50.2 million in total. One of those payouts, in September, turned out to be the largest online slot jackpot win ever at a record breaking €18.9 million.

Two Winners in 48 Hours

On March 6, a player hit the Mega Moolah jackpot for an incredible €11,546,388.15 jackpot. That weighs in as the fourth largest ever for Microgaming via its progressive jackpot network. This is how it fits into the top payouts:

1.) €18,915,872.81 in September 2018
2.) €17,879,645.12 in 2005
3.) €13,328.028.16 in early 2019
4.) €11,546,388.15 in March 2019

Considering how long the game has been in rotation, the latest jackpots indicate that more online casino players are feeding into the jackpot than ever before. This in turn has led to consistently increasing online slot jackpots.

Furthermore, Mega Moolah hit yet again one day after the fourth-largest jackpot was paid; this time for €2,201,120.31.

Both jackpots hit through Casino Rewards brand online casinos, but nothing has been released about the winners themselves.

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.

If you want to know more, you can follow Jen on Twitter @WriterJen


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