Mega Moolah continues to be the world’s pre-eminent online progressive jackpot slot, with new record payouts and regular millionaire winners. Launched in 2006, the game has to date paid out almost CAD$820 million and also spawned two sequels – Mega Moolah Isis and Mega Moolah Summertime. The game has a bright and lively jungle theme and a relatively high RTP of about 95%, but of course the primary reason players play Mega Moolah slots is for the chance to win a truly life-changing jackpot prize, with the largest of the four progressive jackpot prizes starting at $1 million.
How to play
The Mega Moolah slot is a 5-reel, 25 payline progressive jackpot game with three small coin sizes – 0.01, 0.02 and 0.05. Players can choose to play between 1 – 5 coins per line, which means the maximum bet ranges in size from $0.25 – $6.25. However, it’s important to note that the opportunity to access the progressive jackpot feature is greater when betting the max. All wins in base play pay left to right (except for scatter wins which pay anywhere on the reels), and are multiples of the line bet (scatter wins are multiplied by the total bet).
- Lion symbol is wild and substitutes for all other symbols (except the scatter)
- Wins where the Wild substitutes are multiplied 2x
- Monkey symbol is the scatter
- 15x free spin feature is triggered when hitting 3x, 4x, or 5x monkey scatter symbols anywhere on the reels
- progressive jackpot feature is randomly triggered
- 5x lion wild symbols = up to 75,000 coins (up to $3,750)
- 5x elephant symbols = up to 3,750 coins (up to $187.50)
- 5x water buffalo symbols = up to 3,000 coins (up to $150)
- 5x giraffe symbols = up to 2,500 coins (up to $125)
- 5x zebra symbols = up to 2,000 coins (up to $100)
- 5x antelope symbols = up to 1,250 coins (up to $62.50)
At A Glance
- Slot Type: video slot
- Jackpot Type: progressive jackpot
- Bonus Game: yes
- Scatter: yes
- Free Spins: yes
15x free spin bonus feature
Hitting 3x, 4x or 5x scatter symbols anywhere on the reels triggers the 15x free spin feature. During the free spins bonus all wins are tripled, with the maximum win being up to $11,250 for hitting 5x Wild symbols when betting the max. Additional free spins can also be triggered during this feature.
Progressive Jackpot Feature
The progressive jackpot feature is randomly triggered, although it’s important to know that the chances of gaining entry to the bonus are increased by betting the maximum coin size and number.
There are four different levels of progressive jackpot on Mega Moolah. The potential size of each is unlimited, with a percentage of each losing spin on the game across the worldwide network contributing to the prize pool, but the minimum sizes are:
• Mega Jackpot – $1,000,000
• Major Jackpot – $10,000
• Minor Jackpot – $100
• Mini Jackpot – $10
Once triggered, players are taken to a new screen where a game-show type wheel is presented. This wheel is divided into twenty segments and players spin the wheel to determine which progressive jackpot is awarded. There is 1 Mega Jackpot segment, 3 Major Jackpot segments, 6 Minor Jackpot segments and 10 Mini Jackpot segments on the wheel.
Mega Moolah holds the world record for the biggest ever online casino win, set in October 2015. A player from the UK won an incredible CAD$25.48 million at Betway Casino, while the most recent jackpot, worth CAD$9.84 million, was won at Spin Palace in April 2016.
The opportunity to win truly enormous jackpot sums is the main attraction of playing the Mega Moolah slot, but the gameplay is engaging enough in itself to make the game worth playing for its own sake, particularly as the RTP is higher than with most progressive jackpot slots. The theme and design are fun, and there is lively African music to accompany the game, but the game’s main appeal is always the Mega Jackpot.