26 Nov

Mega Moolah poker machine strikes again, online casino pays $3.3 million

Online casinos offer pokies with jackpots of all shapes and sizes. Those empowered with progressives often pay out life-altering amounts on the sporadic occasions when they strike, but none so much as Microgaming’s famed Mega Moolah. That’s what one lucky lady found out last week when she spun the reels of the highest paying progressive poker machine in online casino history to the tune of $3.3 million.

For obvious reasons, the fortuitous gamer has chosen to remain anonymous, known only by her initials, I. R. She told a representative of Golden Tiger Casino, the pokies website she was playing at when the prolific moment occurred, that she felt something big was going to happen. Her premonition couldn’t have been closer to the truth.

On that fated day, I. R. had logged into the pokies site from her mobile device and clicked her way over to Mega Moolah, the world famous poker machine with a progressive jackpot that seeds at an impressive $1,000,000. Placing nothing more than minimal bets, she hit the bonus wheel, which wound down perfectly into the ultimate position, awarding the colossal $3,390,332 progressive jackpot.

Her enthusiasm was off the charts when she was contacted by Golden Tiger Casino for comments. “I had a feeling I was going to win big and I was telling my friends that one day I would win a house – this is even bigger than a house!” I. R. did not comment on whether she had any plans for the money, but with such a life changing amount, her options are as wide open as the clear blue sky.

Over the years, Microgaming’s Mega Moolah poker machine has earned the nickname, ‘The Millionaire Maker’, and it’s easy to see why. Dozens of lucky players have won staggering amounts, with the largest recorded prize going to John O. of the UK in December of 2012, valued at USD $9.49mm (EUR £5.88mm). More importantly, for pokies fans who dream of following in I. R.’s an John O.’s footsteps, Mega Moolah isn’t like all those progressive jackpot poker machines you find in Las Vegas or Macau, where they only pay out once every 5, 10, maybe even 15 years or more. Mega Moolah’s progressive jackpot has been struck, on average, 3.5 times a year since 2008.

The Mega Moolah progressive poker machine was designed with an African Safari theme that features lions, zebras, elephants, giraffes and other creatures of the desert plains. The jackpot wheel carries a wide range of payout capabilities that includes a mini, minor, major and mega jackpot, seeded at $10, $100, $10,000 and $1,000,000 respectively.

The rapid speed at which the online pokies’ jackpot grows is compounded by Microgaming’s introduction of a Mega Moolah series. It includes the original Mega Moolah poker machine, plus Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive, Mega Moolah Isis and Mega Moolah Summertime. All of the jackpots are networked together, thus the progressive climbs to incredible heights in a very short period of time. As evidence of that fact, the last time the progressive poker machine struck, it paid USD $3.24mm (EUR £2.38mm) in June of 2014, building up to I. R.’s $3.3mm win in just 5 months.