€17.5 Million Score Comes on WowPot
There’s no hiding that Microgaming has dominated the online progressive jackpot space for quite some time. Players all over the world have seen the work they’ve done and the records they’ve broken. Most of this has happened with their Mega Moolah jackpot.
However, their WowPot has the potential to be even bigger. It recently awarded its first top prize winner.
The structure of the WowPot is somewhat similar to Mega Moolah. It has multiple tiers, and that includes a “Mega” jackpot that’s the largest. That’s the jackpot that was finally won for the first time.
It’s also set up in a way to make it have chances for some really life-changing prizes. For example, the seed value for the Mega jackpot is €2 million, or twice that of Mega Moolah. Additionally, the volatility appears to be the same or higher, allowing it to grow more before hitting.
Details on the Big Win
This win came on April 14, 2021. A lucky player from the United Kingdom was able to take down this massive, life-changing sum with a pretty small bet. The wager was for just €0.80, and it led to a win worth €17,529,047.11. This win happened at 32Red Online Casino, one of the longest-running top brands in the world.
What’s really cool about this win is that it highlights something we already knew. Microgaming sets most of their progressives up so that players can win them at any bet size. To win more than €17 million with a wager of €0.80 is a pretty big deal. It also shows how inclusive they are in terms of letting players at all different levels of stakes get in on the action.
This actually worked out to be the third-largest jackpot that Microgaming has ever paid. A few years back, it would have been a world record. However, the Mega Moolah jackpot holds that spot for now. With how large the WowPot is starting things off, it doesn’t seem unreasonable to think it’ll eventually hold that title.
More Details on the WowPot
The game that this payout was had on is the Book of Atem: WowPot slot. It was produced by All41 Studios exclusively for Microgaming. A number of other games have also used a tie-in with this jackpot. That list includes names like the Queen of Alexandria WowPot, a title from Neon Valley Studios. Another is Just For the Win’s Sherlock & Moriarty WowPot.
The WowPot includes four different tiers of wins. With top jackpot, the Mega prize that was won here, the seed value is €2 million. That’s the largest of any online progressive slot jackpot at the time of this writing.
Overall, the thing to understand here is that this is Microgaming pushing the envelope ahead. They’ve dominated most of the progressive slot industry for a while online. This is them making sure that they stay at the top of that particular mountain. As you can see, they aren’t resting on their laurels in the least bit.
What to Expect Next
For now, the WowPot Mega jackpot has reset back to €2 million. However, the Mega Moolah jackpot is something to take a look at. It’s hovering just around the €18 million level at the time of this writing, and that’s up there with the largest online jackpots to ever be awarded. We could actually be seeing another world record breaker in the process. However, we’ll have to wait and see if it gets up quite to that level.