Mega Moolah from Microgaming is a slot machine famous for its four progressive jackpots, and especially for the pooled Mega Jackpot that starts at €1 million and has created many millionaires.
None of the progressive jackpots on this slot can be won during the basic game; you have to get to the bonus round first to have a shot. It is possible to trigger the bonus round and win a progressive jackpot there no matter how small your wager is, but a higher wager will increase the chance. So, if you are playing with small wagers, you simply need to be more lucky to win a jackpot than if you are making bigger bets.
When you trigger the bonus round, the reels will vanish from the screen and you will instead see a wheel of fortune. The wheel is divided into fields:
If the wheel of fortune stops in the white field with the lion paw print, you have won the progressive Mega Jackpot on Mega Moolah.
This progressive jackpot seeds at $/£/€1 million and is fed jointly by players in a multitude of online casinos. So, it starts big and grows quickly, and since it rarely pays out, there is usually A LOT of money in it when it finally pays out to a fortunate player.
The Major Jackpot starts at $/£/€10,000. It is pooled (fed jointly by players in a multitude of online casinos) just like the Mega Jackpot but pays out more frequently.
If the wheel of fortune stops at any of the yellow fields with the elephant footprint you have won this progressive jackpot.
Unlike Mega and Major, the Minor Jackpot is not pooled – it is unique to each individual online casino. Its size at any given moment will, therefore, vary from one casino to the next.
This progressive jackpot starts at $/£/€100 and it pays out quite often. If the wheel of fortune stops at any of the orange fields with the giraffe hoof prints, this jackpot is yours.
This jackpot pays out more frequently than any of the other progressive Mega Moolah jackpots. It starts at a mere $/£/€10 and it is unique to each individual online casino. If the wheel of fortune stops at any of the red fields with the zebra hoof prints, you have won this jackpot.