There have been some massive jackpots that players have managed to scoop up over the years and many of them with a minimum bet. Do you want to be the next jackpot winner?
Experience the Rush of Winning Big
I wish all casino players could experience the rush of a really BIG win, like a huge jackpot. So far, I’ve never even been close enough to sniff one but as they say, you have to be in it to win it and my quest will continue.
Honestly, I can’t even imagine what it must feel like so let it be heard that I am open to a jackpot knocking on my door at any time, preferable sooner than later.
If you are a loyal reader of BCK, you know that I have discussed before whether or not you need to bet big to win big and that’s just not the case. In fact, there are several jackpot winners that can attest to this. If you don’t believe me, check out these stories below.
1) €18,915,872.81 on a €0.75 Bet – Mega Moolah
When it comes to big jackpots, it’s impossible to get away from Mega Moolah. Being the undisputed biggest and baddest progressive online jackpot slot, as of earlier this year, Mega Moolah has paid out more than €1.4 billion in total over the years and changed the lives of many.
It was in September 2018 when a player literally slam-dunked a mouth watering €18,915,872.81 jackpot! Shockingly, it took less than 50 spins and as little as €0.75 cents per spin to get the job done. Not just that, it was won on an Android phone! Imagine doing it on your lunch break or while commuting home from work.
Treat Yourself to Something Nice
I’m sure you have seen some of the horror stories out there about lottery winners blowing it all away within a couple of years. So, I recommend you be smart with the money if you win but I feel that you could safely treat yourself to something nice, don’t you agree?
I will take that in large bills, please
2) €17,879,645.12 on a £0.25 Bet – Mega Moolah
Jon Heywood might be the best example of what can happen once you enter the world of online casinos. In October 2015, the 25-year old was working a minimum-wage job after having left the British Army after having served in Afghanistan.
While watching a World War II documentary, Jon decided to sign up for an online casino, in hopes of making some extra money. After all, there were bills that needed to be paid.
The Biggest Icon
After making a first deposit of £30, Jon was looking for a slot to play and landed on Mega Moolah, apparently because “it had the biggest icon”.
Multi Millionaire in Less Than 30 Minutes
Within 25 minutes after signing up for the account, while continuing to watch his documentary, he noticed he had reached a bonus round with a spinning wheel of fortune. The wheel finally landed on a jackpot and not just any jackpot, his screen showed £13.2 million!
At the time, this amount of money equaled as much as €17,879,645 and you can imagine the shock. The life changing win came from a £0.25 spin, proving you can still win big even if you’re not a big spender.
How to Tell Your Boss
You can imagine the shock for the first-timer. After a sleepless night, the former soldier decided to show up to his minimal-wage job in the morning, just like normal. Still in disbelief, he only talked to his boss as he was waiting for confirmation from the casino and needed some time to consider his next step.
The confirmation finally came and Heywood quit his job. His first priority was to sort out private medical care for his sick father. What a great son! He then decided to take some time off and eventually moved into the home renovation business.
I’m not sure what I would do if I won that much money but I think I would have to take the next day off at least. What would you do?
Mega Moolah isn’t the only party in town though and NetEnt’s Mega Fortune wants its share of the casino spotlight. A monster size €17,861,800 win found its way all the way to Finland in 2013.
No Deposit Bonus Free Spin
Believe it or not, the lucky player managed to make the most of a no deposit bonus free spin! I know people say you can’t win big on them but I think this is proof enough that a free spin bet can be just as lucky.
Get that jackpot wheel activated
A Small Bet Can do the Trick
Being in his 40’s, the player kept placing €0.25 bets and voilá – he’s been laughing all the way to the bank ever since.
You would think that a $20,059,287.27 win would be the biggest one ever. It actually would have been but the reason you won’t find it in the Guiness Book of World Records is because it was won in Canada.
At the time of the win in 2019, the amount in Canadian Dollar only equaled around €14.8 million.
Multiple Countries and Multiple Currencies
This might confuse some people but the reason the amount varies between countries is that the game is played in multiple countries as well as in multiple currencies. This is to make sure that all bet sizes are identical, no matter where you play.
Difference in Currencies
Even if a player in Europe bets a minimum €0.25 and someone from Canada bets $0.25 doesn’t mean that a jackpot will be worth as much. Why? Because let’s say 1 Euro is equal to 1.50 Canadian dollars.
So, the solution to keep the game consistent is that all the jackpots are paid out in the currency it is being played. Fair is fair after all.
5) €14,239,532.84 – Mega Moolah
Swedes love their jackpots as well and why wouldn’t they. The biggest one ever won in IKEA nation took place on August 17th, 2020. It would become a day this winner will never forget!
The €14,239,532.84 Mega Moolah win was the 8th jackpot of the year and the lucky winner had a hard time accepting what had just occurred until the casino confirmed it 3 days later.
Can you imagine having to wait 3 days for it to be confirmed? I doubt the guy slept much during those days and I fully understand his hesitation.
The guy who won admitted to suddenly realizing his life would become very different going forward. Congrats on the big win!
Let the Jackpot Hunting Continue
I don’t know about you but I am fired up after seeing all this. The feelings are mixed as I am both happy for the winners and at the same time a bit jealous because I would love to have the same experience.
So watch out Mega Moolah, Mega Fortune or whatever your name is – we are coming for you!