It's not even been a year since Casinoland was launched and it has already awarded its first multi-millionaire. Mega Moolah, the world's largest progressive jackpot yielding slot, has accumulated to over six million euros and there's one lucky player from New Zealand who will claim it all. Whereas the jackpot isn't the biggest in the history of Mega Moolah, it will definitely be life-changing as the lucky winner will go from being a simple KFC employee to a very rich man when the pay per phone casino transfer him the lump sum of all his winnings tomorrow.
You might recall the recent lucky winner of the Mega Fortune Dreams, a new dad who walked away with nearly three million pounds and we're guessing has turned his life upside down. And June 17th was the turn of a a CasinoLand player from New Zealand to make a real fortune on mobile slots.
Astonishing Kiwi Luck
Microgaming has just announced details of their latest multi-millionaire winner of the iconic Mega Moolah slot. At €6,355,463.98 (or just over 10 million in New Zealand dollars), the jackpot was won by a 27 year old called Rawiri Pou.
Hailing from New Zealand, this player was spinning the reels at Casinoland when the penny dropped and the he realised that he's won the huge progressive jackpot. At a press conference in Auckland, he said: “I still can't believe this is real, I've been in shock since I won and it is literally going to change my life. There is so much I want to do with this money and it couldn't have come at a better time. My family are overwhelmed and so happy.”
Clearly, this was an unexpected win to someone who played mobile slots casually, so there is little wonder that this win will change his life forever. Actually, Rawiri Pou was and still is a KFC employee, until he figures out how to proceed with his life.
Some speculate that this massive win will give the New Zealand a push to speed up their plans to ban international online gambling sites. If such plans do go ahead, we won't be hearing about lucky Kiwis winning progressive jackpots for much longer. Currently, only sports betting and race betting online are legal gambling activities in the country.
First For Casinoland, But One Of Dozens For Microgaming
While the sum of money that Pou won would undoubtedly make anyone happy, this jackpot wasn't nearly as big as the the one that a UK punter scored on Mega Moolah. Nearly €18M was won on this exact same game last October.
The Mega Moolah jackpot slot is iconic because it yields a win approximately every three months. Sure enough, the winner before Pou was an anonymous person with a win of nearly €7M in April. You can tell this is a special mobile slot, not only because the base gameplay is entertaining enough to make you want to stick around for hours, but there's always that added thrill and excitement.
You'll never know when lady luck will smile to you and you could become an instant millionaire. Microgaming sure know what they're doing with their progressive jackpot slots. Up to date, they've paid out nearly €600M in jackpot winnings, making it the Guiness World record title holder for the “Largest Jackpot Payout In An Online Slot Machine Game.'
And if you want to try your own hand at winning a life-changing sum of money, why not check out our guide to the 5 biggest progressive jackpots right now?