While developers build ever-more volatile, high-paying slots, the biggest wins of all are still found playing progressive jackpots. These big dogs of the slot world have made multi-millionaires of people all across the world. Which progressive jackpots are currently offering the biggest prize pots? These are the current top 5, as of the 15th April 2020.
A progressive jackpot with an African safari theme, Microgaming’s Mega Moolah has been enticing casino fans since 2007. In these last 13 years, the so-called “Million Maker” has returned more than £500 million in total winnings, with almost £80 million paid out in 2019 alone. This slot comes with no less than 4 jackpots in one, with a mega, major, minor and mini progressives all at stake. Mega Moolah’s biggest-ever mega jackpot win was triggered in September 2018, when an anonymous European punter landed a whopping €18.9 million. The mega jackpot was last struck on the 5th of April 2020, as a lucky Canadian casino fan picked up a cool $16 million (£9.5m). That recent means the current prize fund is now £6.7m, which still isn’t too shabby. The Mega Moolah major progressive tends to be hit once a quarter, so we should expect it to strike gold again in early July. However, Mega Moolah mega jackpot was hit a record-breaking 12 times in 2019, so you never know when it could fall next.
NetEnt’s answer to Mega Moolah, Mega Fortune looks a little classier than its arch-rival. The symbols on this progressive jackpot are made up of all the luxury items which most of us would spend a big money win on – if we ever got lucky enough to land one. Gold watches, stretched limos and speed boats certainly put us in the mood to spin some reels, while a funky jazz number playing in the background adds further panache to this progressive slot. Mega Fortune has been spinning since 2009, and in that time, it has turned dozens of ordinary people into multi-millionaires. The biggest win so far came in 2013, when a Finnish student landed a cool €17.8 million. On average, Mega Fortune pays out £3 million every couple of months. The main prize was actually struck at the start of April when a lucky casino player walked away with a €3.7 million prize. That means the pot is now just a shade over £600,000, but it still might be worth having a punt on this 5-reel classic.
The progressive jackpot world might be dominated by Microgaming and NetEnt, but Playtech can give them a run for their money with their pooled DC Superheroes jackpot. This spans all Playtech’s DC-themed slots, including award-winning titles such as Justice League, Catwoman and Batman. The Grand Jackpot is the biggest prize of all, as it triggers million-pound winnings every 12 months (on average). The last time it landed was 6 months ago, so we should be getting close to some superhero mega wins.
NetEnt’s Hall of Gods is a progressive jackpot for those who like their big wins with an epic twist. Once again, we see a slot with multiple jackpots included in the same game, and in Hall of Gods, the mega prize offers the biggest wins. This mega jackpot has fallen a total of 19 times since the 2010 launch date – roughly twice a year – and the biggest win recorded on it was worth €7.8 million in 2015. Somewhat fittingly for a Norse-themed slot, that lucky player hailed from Norway. On average, the Hall of Gods mega progressive returns £5 million to every winner, and the last time it was triggered came at the start of 2020. If the biannual nature of this jackpot is any guide, then we expect Hall of Gods to land a big win sometime in the next few weeks. Will Odin, Thor, Loki and the rest of the Norse gods choose to turn another Nordic casino fan into a millionaire? We can’t wait to find out!
This 9-payline progressive jackpot is another Microgaming creation, starting off life in 2014. Although it doesn’t quite have the big wins of Mega Moolah, King Cashalot still has enough to tempt those in search of high payouts. So far, the main prize has fallen just 7 times – i.e. once a year on average. But when it does land, it tends to pay out around £1 million. Right now, the main jackpot is inching closer that million-pound mark, 2 years since it last triggered – and is now overdue. It seems the mighty King Cashalot is primed to trigger the jackpot very soon.
As you can see, the two slot giants of NetEnt and Microgaming dominate the list of the 5 biggest progressive jackpot slots as of 15th April 2020. Next time these jackpots fall, some lucky punter is going to become a millionaire.