They managed to get to this huge figure recently, after paying a €13.3 million jackpot to a player from Zodiac Casino, which triggered Mega Moolah’s jackpot.
Since its beginnings, the network run by Microgaming has made 68 different people millionaires. Over 30 winners got paid 7 figure prizes just in the last 3 years. It’s clearly a measure of how popular their progressive jackpot network has become.
As they got closer to that €1 billion landmark, they managed to land a number of records as well. For example, the first millionaire made on a mobile device was a player which got the progressive jackpot back in 2013, while playing Mega Moolah slot. A couple of years after that, they paid out their record-breaking prize, of €17.879,645, to a British player, and they got a Guinness World Records recognition for that one. They paid out even a bigger jackpot than that, in September 2018, when they awarded €18,915,872.
As they reach the €1 billion mark, they continue to be leaders in this segment of the industry, being one of the few to pay huge jackpots as a lump-sum.
Microgaming’s CEO, John Coleman, mentioned what a huge milestone this is for Microgaming and their network. They’re very proud of having paid more than €1 billion to date, and he congratulates all the winners of the Mega jackpots. They’ve been doing this since the late 90s, and in addition to the 7 figure prizes, they also had thousands of smaller wins paid out, in the 5 or 6-figure area.