The unnamed player, who won the cash from one of the game’s operators Genesis Casino, based in the Isle of Man, is expected to receive the entire prize as a lump sum rather than via a series of annuities – standard practice in the Progressive Jackpot Network.
While this is clearly welcome news for the winner, it is expected that both game designer Microgaming and Genesis Casino will see a boost from the jackpot for what is already one of the world’s most popular slot machine games.
Mega Moolah has gained a reputation over the years for being one of the most generous games on the market, and while it took two years to make its first payout after launching in 2006, it has since gone on to make many more millionaires and award several hundred smaller prizes.
In those years alone, Mega Moolah awarded 10 seven-figure prizes, while at the same time awarding 570 prizes over £10,000 pounds. In total, this equates to more than £121 million across 1.7 million jackpot wins.
The casino behind the win is Genesis Gaming, which bases its UK operations in the Isle of Man but is a global operator of online games across a range of networks, including Microgaming.
It is one of the world’s leading operators of online, social, mobile and land-based casinos, with development offices based in Vancouver and Las Vegas and business offices in London and Hong Kong.
The prize was won via Microgaming’s Progressive Jackpot Network, which offers players a variety of gaming experiences and has so far paid out more than 1.1 billion euros since its inception.
Mega Moolah is one of its most popular games, and also one of the most popular in the online casino world.