Mega Moolah Making History
Date Added: December 24, 2015
The Mega Moolah progressive jackpot pokie has been busy making history thanks to the record-breaking progressive jackpot win that occurred at Betway Casino back in October 2015. The eye-watering £13,213,838.68 win (which works out to approximately NZ$30.1 million) has officially been awarded the title by Guinness World Records for the ‘Largest Jackpot Payout in an Online Slot Machine Game’, so keep your eye out for this game in the next edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.
“I’m pleased to confirm that the Guinness World Records title for the largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game is €17,879,645.12, which was won by Jonathan Heywood, while playing Microgaming’s Mega Moolah on Betway's website,” said a spokesperson for Guinness World Records. This latest win only just managed to beat the previous record that was set by a NetEnt pokie called Mega Fortune all the way back in January 2013. “And Jon is certainly in the moolah now, thanks to his exceptional stroke of luck,” added the spokesperson.
26-year-old Jonathon Heywood, from Cheshire, England, is a British soldier and veteran of Afghanistan. His lucky spin occurred just after midnight on Wednesday 7th October 2015 and it cost him a mere £0.25 (approx. NZ$0.60). The progressive jackpot bonus round randomly triggered and he spun the wheel to win the largest of the four progressive jackpots (aka the ‘Mega Jackpot’). “It’s all so surreal, and I can’t come to terms with it just yet, I just kept staring at my screen and seeing this huge number in my Betway account,” said Jonathon at the time of winning.
The Mega Jackpot on this pokie is also connected to the Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive, Mega Moolah Summertime, Mega Moolah Isis and The Dark Knight pokies and this will NEVER drop below its original seed amount of $/€/£1,000,000.00. At the time of writing, the Mega Jackpot has already managed to climb back up to more than NZ$3.3 million and you can also play for this life-changing jackpot over at sites like Ruby Fortune Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, Spin Palace Casino, Red Flush Casino, Jackpot City Casino, Royal Vegas Casino and Casino Mate.
All of these eCOGRA certified NZ online casinos are licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority, they all accept New Zealand dollars and they are all free to sign up to. The other thing that all of these kiwi online casinos have in common is that they are powered entirely by downloadable and non-downloadable Microgaming software.
“When news broke about Jon’s amazing jackpot win back in October, we were overjoyed – what an incredible and heart-warming story. We’ve achieved many industry records over the years, but to be officially awarded a Guinness World Records title is a special and proud moment for us all. It cements our position in providing the largest and most exciting progressive jackpot network in the industry. We can’t wait to hang the certificate in our office reception,” said the Microgaming CEO, Roger Raatgever.