With the massive Mega Moolah jackpot win recently, we wondered where the action was in online casinos and the chance to win a million pounds spinning the reels.
For ages, the largest available was on the Playtech slot Jackpot Giant. However, that has now changed, with Jackpot Giant paying out eventually after over two years of play on the slot jackpot.
Where this slot game differs from the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot is the speed at which it grows. A little research revealed that the Jackpot Giant had taken nearly three years (two years and 39 weeks, to be precise) to reach over £9.4 million.
Compared to the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot that has taken just over three weeks to reach an impressive value of over £4.7 million (at the time of writing this article).
Previous Jackpot Giant Winner
The last player to win millions of pounds, well, £4,497,217 to be exact, playing Jackpot Giant was a Glaswegian player at Gala Bingo. Yes, Bingo players can also win huge jackpots.
The overnight millionaire was a librarian at the time of her win and had been spinning the reels on her mobile whilst watching TV.
This win was the first and last progressive jackpot win on Jackpot Giant, and for many, it’s taken too long to grow the prize pot and certainly too long since we last saw a big winner.
For this reason, we decided to remove the Jackpot Giant slot a while ago from our pages. However, you only have to look at our Slots Jackpot page to see several other progressive jackpots with
A Few Progressive Jackpot Stats
- Jackpot Giant (Playtech) – average win time one year 30 weeks – average win unavailable as only one win to date.
- Hall of Gods (NetEnt) – average win time 25 weeks four days – average win €5,701,714.
- Empire Fortune – Joker Millions (Yggdrasil) – average win time 20 weeks five days – average win €2,382,363.
- Mega Moolah (Microgaming) – average win time nine weeks one day – average win £4,207,981.
While Jackpot Giant may be offering quite an impressive jackpot before this win, historically, it does not drop very often, so your money would get better spent on a progressive jackpot with better winning odds.