News was already in last weekend that the progressive jackpot on Microgaming’s Mega Moolah had broken the €6m barrier and players were lining up to get a crack at the biggest jackpot accumulator in online gambling’s history. That jackpot was won last weekend but at the time, details were unknown and there was speculation that earlier news stories might be reporting on a hoax claim.
But confirmation came today from a Microgaming spokesman that Mega Moolah’s progressive jackpot had indeed been won by a European player, Georgios M. who was playing the monster online slot game at the River Belle Casino. The jackpot had climbed to an incredible €6,374,599 ($8.6million) when the 36 year old family man was playing the game late Saturday evening and the numbers fell for him.
The Mega Moolah, which is Microgaming’s flagship progressive jackpot game, is a firm favourite with players at the River Belle Casino in particular as well as with members of other Belle Rock Entertainment gaming establishments online, of which the River Belle is the flagship.
The Mega Moolah’s progressive jackpot had been steadily growing over the last few months as players from all over the world attempted to win the prestigious prize, further boosting its value. As with other progressive jackpot games, as the value of the jackpot grows, more players jump on the bandwagon, fuelling an upward spiralling increase in the jackpot’s level, bringing it ever closer to being won, like a dam filling with water until it can hold no more.
For Georgios, that dam burst in spectacular fashion making him the industry’s biggest cash winner to date. At first, Georgios couldn’t believe what had happened and had to telephone the River Belle’s support staff to get confirmation. Their staff, being very efficient immediately set his mind at rest by assuring him that it was true and he had won the massive jackpot.
The Chairman of Belle Rock Entertainment Tim Johnson confirmed that the Mega Moolah jackpot had been won with a single €5 bet by Georgios M, who is a long time player at the River Belle.