Mega Moolah Slot
Mega Moolah is a 5-reel, fixed 25-pay line slot from Microgaming. It’s one of the most popular online slots of all time, thanks to its habit of making some very lucky people multi-millionaires. This progressive slot set a new world record in October 2015 when soldier Jon Heywood won a staggering £13,212,882 playing Mega Moolah at Betway Casino. Jon was certainly not the first millionaire that Mega Moolah has created – in fact one of the four progressive jackpots that this slot offers is set back to £1,000,000 whenever it is won. This is for the ‘Mega’ jackpot – the ‘Major’ jackpot is also worth winning – the average win is around £30,000, the record win is £128,000, and this jackpot is won every six days or so. The ‘Mega’ jackpot is won on average every twelve weeks, although when the lucky Mr Heywood received his jackpot the top prize had not been won for five months.
The slot has two other progressive jackpots – the ‘Mini’ and the ‘Minor’. These jackpots seldom rise above four figures, and indeed they are won on a daily basis. There are five games in total that contribute towards this jackpot – Mega Moolah, Mega Moolah: Summertime, Mega Moolah: Isis, Mega Moolah: 5 Wheel Drive and The Dark Knight.
This game has a simple ‘safari’ theme. Various beasts such as lions, giraffes and elephants are joined on the reels by playing card values ten to ace.
To be eligible for any of the jackpots you need to play with the maximum amount of coins. Your coin size can be anything from 0.01 to 0.05. There are twenty-five pay lines in total, and all are fixed. Select your coin size and the number of coins you wish to gamble and click ‘Spin’ to start the reels spinning.
Payout & bonus rounds
In normal play, the biggest jackpot is 15,000x for five lions. The lowest win is for three tens, which wins you double your bet-per-line.
The monkey symbol acts as the scatter symbol in this game. You need to land three anywhere on the reels in order to trigger free spins. You receive fifteen free spins in which all wins are tripled. You can re-trigger free spins during your freebies.
Appropriately, the lion symbol is wild in this game. The king of the jungle substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter. All wins containing a wild are doubled.
The jackpot bonus is triggered randomly. If it happens to you, then you will be shown a prize wheel which is split into twenty sections. You spin the wheel then win the jackpot at which the pointer points when the wheel has finished spinning. Ten sections of the wheel are for the mini jackpot, six are for the minor, three for the major and one for the mega. If you do happen to be awarded the bonus jackpot game, you are guaranteed to win at least one of the jackpots.
Aside from the progressive jackpots, this is a pretty basic game. There are no really exciting features, other than if you are lucky and that jackpot wheel slides into view. It’s hard to imagine the tension you’ll feel when once spun, the wheel slows and the single ‘Mega Jackpot’ section inches towards the pointer …
If you want to play a slot where you just might become a millionaire, then Mega Moolah is the one game where there’s a definite chance of that happening.