iGamers hit pay dirt on Millionaire Genie & Mega Moolah jackpots.
Details are still coming in this week after two of the online casino industry’s most famous progressive slot machines were both struck for 7-figure wins. On Friday, September 4, Random Logic’s Millionaire Genie unleashed its wealth, followed by Microgaming’s world-renowned Mega Moolah on Monday.
We don’t have a lot of information about the winners yet, but sources have confirmed the total payouts. Millionaire Genie spewed forth $1,198,182 to its lucky player, while the Mega Moolah’s ‘Mega’ sized jackpot delivered $4,027,524 in life-changing prize money.
Millionaire Genie Jackpot Strikes Again!
The Millionaire Genie – not just the modern 5-reel, 15-line version, but the original, 3-reel classic – has been a staple of the 888 Casino brand for many years. Its age is evident in the graphics. That might stop some millennials from spinning its reels, but those who know its value keep coming back. Last weekend, that value rang true to the tune of nearly $1.2 million.
This marks jackpot number 48 for the classic jackpot slot, bringing the game’s total jackpot payouts just over the $100 million mark. Not a bad stat for an old-school online slot. It’s also worth noting that the game’s average jackpot strike occurs about once every 11 weeks and 4 days. This latest millionaire win happened just 4 weeks after the last big winner took home $3.055 million in August.
The Millionaire Genie Slot is a 3 reel, single line game. All it takes to win the jackpot is a minimum $3 bet and a series of 3 genies across the line. A single genie on the third reel initiates the bonus game, which appears in the top half of the screen as a 3×3 scratch card. The player scratches three amounts and wins their combined value. If all three values match, the prize is won and another scratch card is awarded.
68 Mega Moolah Jackpots and Counting
There’s no online progressive slot machine more famous than the Mega Moolah. It’s the only one to guarantee winners a minimum of one million, that being the mega jackpot’s seed. Following this latest $4 million payout, it’s been struck a staggering 68 times.
Winning the Mega Moolah isn’t something that requires a specific line-up of symbols. The bonus wheel game contains each jackpot prize is entirely random, and any bet size can trigger it; (although the game clearly states larger bets increase the odds of triggering the bonus). Once the bonus feature activates, a player is guaranteed to win one of the four jackpots.
With an average payout of nearly $6.2 million per strike, the iGaming industry’s luckiest slots fans have collectively taken in over $420.5 million in mega jackpots alone. Add in the value of the game’s Mini, Minor and Major jackpots prizes, and the total is well beyond the $1 billion mark.
Just recently, Microgaming brought us more ways to win Mega Moolah jackpots. This year alone, Microgaming has launched numerous additions. First came the Mega Vault Millionaire, Absolootly Mad, and Atlantean Treasures Mega Moolah slot machines. This month, the company announced further expansion with the upcoming launch of Fortunium Gold Mega Moolah on September 22.
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