You will have noticed that the Mega Moolah jackpot is no longer at over €20 Mio. On the 30th January, a Canadian player claimed the jackpot.
Winning after 30 minutes of play
We know relatively little about the latest Mega Moolah jackpot winner, who is also the first in 2019. He’s Canadian and he played at Zodiac casino. He’s been a long-standing customer there and had been playing the jackpot slot for about half an hour when he triggered the jackpot game and managed to score the biggest jackpot in the game.
Surely, he’ll have been thrilled without end when the screen showed him that he’d won CA$20,059,287.27. That is the largest jackpot ever won in Canada and the third largest win on Mega Moolah.
Paid out in CAD
You may wonder, how come the Mega Moolah is already reaching for the €10 Mio mark once more? And how come this latest jackpot win is not the record breaker we expected it to be, considering that it stood at over €20 Mio?
Well, because it was won and paid out in Canadian Dollar. Convert that to Euro and you get an actual win of €13,328,028.16. That leaves just about €9 Mio in the bank, so to speak.
So, the jackpot wasn’t reset to the usual €1 Mio but carried over everything left in it after the jackpot was paid out in CAD.
That means the next winner is likely going to score at over €10 Mio once again. Lucky for them.
Congratulations all around
Whilst the winner remains anonymous, congratulations are in order regardless. Says David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming:
“Congratulations to Zodiac Casino and the lucky winner on this truly life-changing win. Mega Moolah has once again delivered an amazing payout following months of anticipation. It was remarkable to see the jackpot ticker rise at such a phenomenal rate in recent weeks, and we are thrilled that this massive win has taken total payouts on the network beyond the €1 billion mark.”
Emma Hall from Zodiac adds: “We are speechless after generating another huge win at Zodiac Casino and the first Mega Moolah jackpot in 2019! What a thrilling ride it’s been, and we couldn’t be happier for the winner, who is a long-standing player with us! To crack the jackpot in less than 30 minutes of play is just amazing. Well-deserved and massive congratulations from Zodiac Casino!”