On Sunday 28th August, player D.P. won the largest progressive jackpot ever paid out on a mobile device. The winner ended up pocketing a total of €7,968,311.26 (roughly NZ$12,185,873.28) from the Mega Moolah pokie and this incredible win will no doubt appear in the next edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. This latest win overtakes the last €6,355,463.98 win (NZ$9,662,988.21) which occurred in June 2015 on the same game.
“With mobile gaming now accounting for almost half of all gameplay, it’s no surprise that we are seeing mega wins on this platform,” said the Head of Casino at Microgaming, John Quinn. “We are extremely proud to have the longest-standing and biggest progressive jackpot network in the market, which also holds a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title,” added Quinn.
He then went on to say, “To now claim the largest ever mobile jackpot win is very pleasing. On behalf of everyone at Microgaming, congratulations to D.P. on this mammoth mobile win.” We extracted these comments from a recent Microgaming press release. The Mega Moolah online pokie is in fact one of the most famous progressive jackpot pokies in the world and this game is responsible for having created numerous multi-millionaires since it first appeared online more than a decade ago.
This game has an African Wildlife/African Safari theme with 5 reels and 25 winning paylines and at any one time there are four progressive jackpots to play for. These jackpots can only ever be won from within a randomly triggered progressive jackpot bonus round and all you need to do when this exciting second screen bonus round does eventually trigger is spin the wheel to win one of the four jackpots. The jackpot that you need to be winning is the Mega Jackpot. The three other much smaller jackpots include the Major Jackpot, the Minor Jackpot and the Mini Jackpot.
If you aren’t too bothered about this game but still want to play for this huge jackpot (which at the time of writing is worth more than NZ$9,000,000.00), you should also be pleased to learn that these same four jackpots can also be found on Microgaming’s The Dark Knight pokie.
New Zealand players can launch these games across multiple platforms (Flash, download, mobile and Quickfire) and they can both be found at various top-rated Kiwi online casinos such as Casino Mate, Casino Mate Mobile Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, Royal Vegas Mobile Casino, Jackpot City Casino and Jackpot City Mobile Casino.