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Mega Moolah Now In Guinness Book of World Records

Publishing: December 16, 2015

Mega Moolah is a famous progressive jackpot pokie from Microgaming which you can now find at all of our top-rated Australian online casinos. This African Wildlife/African Safari themed online pokie has 5 reels and 25 winning paylines and it hit the headlines back in October when it paid out a world record breaking £13,213,838.68 (approximately AU$27.6 million) to one lucky UK player at Betway Casino.

After a thorough approval process being completed including evidence being submitted by Betway and Microgaming with ratification from eCOGRA, this huge win has now been awarded the title by Guinness World Records as the ‘largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game’. “I’m pleased to confirm that the Guinness World Records title for the largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game is €17,879,645.12, which was won by Jonathan Heywood, while playing Microgaming’s Mega Moolah on Betway's website,” said a Guinness World Records spokesperson. He then went on to say, “And Jon is certainly in the moolah now, thanks to his exceptional stroke of luck.”

The winning spin cost 26-year-old-Jonathon Heywood just £0.25 (approx. AU$0.60) and the progressive jackpot bonus round randomly triggered just after midnight on Wednesday 7th October, 2015. He then spun the bonus wheel and managed to hit the largest of the four progressive jackpots, the Mega Jackpot. “It’s all so surreal, and I can’t come to terms with it just yet, I just kept staring at my screen and seeing this huge number in my Betway account,” said the lucky winner, from Cheshire England. He only started the day with a £30 deposit and managed to turn this in the biggest win on record.

The Microgaming CEO, Roger Raatgever, said, “When news broke about Jon’s amazing jackpot win back in October, we were overjoyed – what an incredible and heart-warming story.” He continued, “We’ve achieved many industry records over the years, but to be officially awarded a Guinness World Records title is a special and proud moment for us all. It cements our position in providing the largest and most exciting progressive jackpot network in the industry. We can’t wait to hang the certificate in our office reception!” All of these comments came directly from the Microgaming website.

The Mega Moolah jackpot has already climbed back up to more than AU$2,900,000.00 and you can play for this eye-watering jackpot right now at any of our featured Microgaming casinos, all of which are free to sign up to. Our top-rated Microgaming casinos include Spin Palace Casino, Lucky Nugget Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, Gaming Club Casino and River Belle Casino. These eCOGRA certified online casinos are all licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority and they all accept Australian dollars and numerous Australian payment options.