How would like to have an extra quarter-million in your back pocket? Most of us couldn’t even imagine what that would feel like. For one Royal Vegas newcomer, it’s a feeling they won’t be soon forgetting after unleashing the jackpot on Microgaming’s immensely popular Major Millions progressive slot machine.
Royal Vegas was all too happy to report that the Major Millions jackpot was struck by one of the online casino’s very own members. It isn’t all that uncommon for the popular Microgaming progressive to release its jackpot, but with the leading software developer licensing its software to more than 100 interactive gaming websites, being the home of a winner is a proud moment for Royal Vegas, indeed.
According to the online casino’s blog, the Major Millions jackpot was unleashed just last night, at approximately 10:30pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The lucky winner, known only as ‘Michal’, walked away €258,981.45 richer.
Royal Vegas indicated that Michal is “new to our casinos”, making the win all the more special. In describing the lucky winner, the online gaming operator reported that he had a respectable “€105 in his casino account” when the jackpot was struck.
Major Millions is one of Microgaming’s most popular slot machines, with a jackpot prize that reseeds at a quarter of a million pounds (€250,000) each time it’s won. The fact that Michal pulled in almost €259k goes to show just how often the jackpot is released, and if we look at some other recent winnings, how fast it tends to grow.
Not even two weeks ago, on May 11, another lucky player struck the Major Millions jackpot for €678,791. At the time, it was revealed that, since Microgaming released the game in December of 2009, the progressive has been awarded, on average, about once every 9 weeks, paying a median €582,036 with each strike.
Just 7 weeks ago, another fortunate spin at the reels delivered a whopping €790,440. Major Millions’ largest payout to date occurred on May 5, 2012, serving up a tasty reward of €1,801,517.
3 Ways to Win Major Millions Progressive
Due to overwhelming popularity, Microgaming chose to diversify its Major Millions progressive by releasing variable installments. Players can now access the same progressive jackpot on three different games, including the original 3-Reel Major Millions, a more recent 5-Reel, 15-payline Major Millions Video Slot, and the MegaSpin.
Microgaming’s ‘Other’ Progressive Jackpot
The only Microgaming progressive more famous than Major Millions is the brand’s iconic Mega Moolah, which now comes in five varieties of thematic slots. The safari-themed Mega Moolah is the original, followed by the Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive, Mega Moolah Isis, Mega Moolah Summertime and Mega Moolah: The Dark Knight.
These online slot machines carry a total of four progressive jackpot prizes, each of which continues to climb ever higher until released by a fortuitous gamer. The four jackpots are the Mini, Minor, Major and Mega, scaling larger in initial seeds of €10, €100, €10,000 and €1,000,000 respectively.
The Mini and Minor jackpots hit multiple times each day, and rarely rise far above their seed before it happens. In fact, they are currently valued at just €102 and €12 respectively.
The granddaddy of them all, however, is the Mega jackpot, which is worth a staggering €8.2 million and rising fast. The last player to strike lightning on Microgaming’s Mega Moolah jackpot scooped a life-altering €6.9 million at Spin Palace Casino on April 8, 2016.