The last few weeks have seen a flurry of big wins for players at online bingo and online casino sites. Recently, Games Global, a leading supplier of gambling titles, announced that a massive jackpot of €13.5 million was won by a player at Betway on Christmas Eve.
The lucky player was spinning the reels of Book of Mega Moolah slot, one of the newer releases from Games Global, which, as the name suggests, is linked to the famous Mega Moolah progressive jackpot. The player had bet €20 on the spin, which won the enormous prize.
Book of Mega Moolah was launched in September last year. Featuring 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 fixed paylines, it takes players on an African safari complete with symbols of giraffes, buffalos, elephants, and lions, as well as a traditional tribal soundtrack.
The book symbol is the wild and scatter, and landing at least three of them will trigger the free spins round. Before the spins begin, a symbol is chosen at random to become the expanding symbol.
During the spins, that symbol will then expand on the reels if, by doing so, it will form additional wins. Furthermore, the expanding symbols payout as scatters, meaning that they do not need to land along a payline to award a win. Best of all, the free spins can be retriggered indefinitely.
Of course, the true highlight of the slot is the Jackpot Bonus. This is triggered by collecting Progressive Trigger Coins and the round is then activated at random. If it does trigger, then you are guaranteed to win one of the four jackpots that are up for grabs. You simply spin the jackpot wheel and it will award one of the following:
The player at Betway won the Mega Jackpot and since that win, it has already grown to be worth more than £3.5 million.
In addition to the progressive jackpots, the slot has a top payout of 5,000x and it accepts bets of 10p up to £25 per spin, making it accessible to all. The only downside is that its RTP is just 92.01% and 5.3% of this goes to the progressive jackpot, so the true RTP is just 86.71%. However, it does have a respectable hit rate of 30.16%.
The €13.5 million Betway jackpot was won, the eighth-biggest online slots prize ever won. It came just a few days after another Games Global game, WowPot!, awarded the largest jackpot ever won on an online slot, an astonishing €38.4 million.
In fact, it wasn’t the first time that such a huge amount was won at Betway. Back in October 2015, a lucky player from the UK won one of the most large jackpot payout, €17.8 million, playing the slot Mega Moolah. An impressive number of progressive jackpots are won via the Games Global network. While they are not all quite so substantial, last year, a win was hit every 10 seconds on average!
Andy Booth, the chief product officer at Games Global, celebrated the win saying:
“We are absolutely thrilled to learn of this latest winning experience in conjunction with Betway and on Christmas Eve, no less. We would like to extend our congratulations to the winner and look forward to making more winners throughout 2024 and beyond.”
Similarly, Anthony Werkman, the CEO of Betway Group, said:
“Having previously held a Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest payout in an online slot machine game’, we at Betway are thrilled to have seen another customer take home a staggering multimillion-euro jackpot prize, again won on Mega Moolah, one of our most popular titles. As a leading casino operator, we are committed to bringing fresh and exciting titles to our platform in conjunction with Games Global, ensuring our players have a plethora of versatile gaming options and an ever-evolving gaming experience. All of us at Betway wish our warmest congratulations to the lucky customer!”
The good news is, there are plenty of other sizeable jackpots up for grabs at online bingo sites. While you may have to turn to the jackpot slots to find prizes in the millions, there are bingo games with prizes in the tens of thousands, so no matter what type of player you are, there are big prizes waiting to be won.