Last week, a lucky player won a massive jackpot playing Mega Moolah, a popular jackpot casino slots game. Mega Moolah jackpot winners typically only agree to share their initials, or they choose to remain anonymous. This time, however, the jackpot-winning player was happy to reveal his name.
The player, Marcus Goodwin, managed to win a grand total of $11,633,898.44 at YakoCasino. According to Goodwin, this is a “life-changing” amount of money. He revealed his plans about spending some of his prize money on vacations and a brand-new vacation cottage.
YakoCasino was launched in 2015, so the jackpot payout will certainly bring it a lot of attention. Though the casino is licensed in Malta, the current legislation prevents it from operating in most gray-area jurisdictions, such as the UK and Australia.
Mega Moolah features five reels and a randomly triggered bonus round. When the bonus round is triggered, the players can spin a prize wheel, and if they get lucky, they can win a huge sum of money. This particular jackpot casino slots game has four different progressive jackpots, so there is something suitable for a variety of budgets.
The starting progressive jackpot is set at $1 million. The jackpot has the potential to grow quite large, since it's linked across multiple online casinos.
Earlier in the year, an anonymous Canadian player won AUD11.63 million. In 2015, Jon Heywood, a British soldier, won £13.2 million at the Betway online casino. As incredible as it sounds, he managed to win such a huge amount of money by wagering just 25p.
In 2012, John Orchard won $9.49 million while playing The Dark Knight jackpot casino slots game, a Microgaming product. The Hollywood-themed game is part of the Mega Jackpots range, which also includes Mega Moolah Isis.