Canadians Love the Chance of Some Mega Moolah
Since November 2017 the Mega Moolah slot, simply known as the ‘Millionaire Maker’ as its progressive jackpot prize is reset at a minimum £1 million (cCA$1.6 million) every time it is won, has delivered its booty 15 times.
In September 2018 Mega Moolah set a world record for an online slot jackpot when paying out €18.9 million to a European player who hit the jackpot with a €0.75 cent (aprox CA$1) bet on an Android mobile device.
But it is the success of Canadian slot players which is equally remarkable. Six of those previous jackpot winners were Canadian. In fact three of 2019’s Mega Moolah jackpot winners were Canadian and their prizes simply awesome CA$3.3 million, CA$8.1 million and CA$20 million.
Winnings paid in lump sums!
Canadians clearly love this online slot but why? Is it because all winnings on Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network are paid out as a single lump sum and not as annuities? Quite possibly, it certainly is a major selling point.
Perhaps it is the easy accessibility to the slot – it can be found at Mr.Play, Casumo and LeoVegas online casinos amongst a host of others. But maybe Canadian online slots players simply play this game and other progressive jackpot slots more than players from other countries because they understand small wins is the best way to lose slowly and shooting for the stars is the best policy.
Canada the Big Winners
Canada is the leading source of Mega Moolah jackpot winners. It has been responsible for more major winners than the UK since it paid out its first jackpot in 2007 and if you combine winners from Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. you would still not have the same number of millionaire winners as Canada.
In total 15 of the 73 millionaires the Mega Moolah slot has given us reside in Canada. And for each of them there are thousands of recipients of smaller but mouth-watering prizes as the glory of this African safari five-reel slot (with 25 pay lines in operation) is not one, or two, or three, but four progressive jackpots which all run concurrently.
They may be smaller jackpots but the Mini, Minor and Major Jackpots obviously ‘land’ more frequently. ‘Mega’ is obviously the life-changing jackpot everyone wants to win.
But don’t be fooled into thinking you need to play big to win big. Players can enjoy the game from stakes as small as just 0.01 per-line (which is a minimum total bet of 0.25 per spin). And if you are a higher roller and want to increase your chances of landing a shot at the jackpot prize, you can still only play for a maximum stake of 6.25 per spin.