Lucky Canadian Player Wins Mega Moolah Jackpot Worth C$20,059,287.27!
Written by Timmy
Published / 1 Feb 2019
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s finally happened! Not only did the Mega Moolah jackpot surpass the 20 million mark, but just a few short days later, the spin of a lifetime led one extremely lucky player to land the win – and they happen to be Canadian!
In British Pounds, which is the base value of the Mega Moolah slot, the win was worth around £11.4 million after factoring in the exchange rate of this amount to Canadian dollars, the win amounted to approximately CA$20,059,287.27.
Who's the Lucky Winner?
While we don’t have any actual information about the identity of the lucky jackpot winner so far, we do know that they were playing from Zodiac casino and the win was triggered on January 30th, after they claimed the 80 Chances to Become a Millionaire offer.
In this case, the lucky player would definitely be breaking the record as the biggest ever Canadian jackpot win, topping the huge amounts of CA$11.6 million which were won in August and November 2016, and becoming the 13th Mega Moolah winner to claim their prize in Canadian dollars.
It remains to be seen if the winner will choose to go public with his story or remain anonymous – probably the wiser choice, in our humble opinion.
Nevertheless, we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears peeled for any new details which resurface in the meantime so watch this space for more updates!
Despite the excitement surrounding this most recent win, it will not be a new World Record in terms of actual monetary value, since it was not triggered in Euros or British Pounds, meaning that the absolute biggest win ever remains that of €18.9 million which was triggered back in September of last year.
However, this particular win has brought about several milestones for the Mega Moolah game itself. First of all, it was the first time in history that the jackpot climbed to 20 million and also the first time such a large amount was awarded in any currency.
They are also the very first jackpot winner of the year and the first to land a Mega Moolah jackpot in four months since the last win in September 2018.
When it comes to patterns, this win registers the 6th out the last 7 triggers when the jackpot was won in the second half of the month:
February 27th 2018
March 8th 2018
April 19th 2018
April 20th 2018
June 24th 2018
September 28th 2018
January 30th 2019
So, how exactly did the jackpot climb to such a dizzying number after the biggest win just last September? Well, to put it quite simply, since the win was in Euros rather than British pounds, the fund was not completely used up, and therefore reset itself to £2,269,485.
Hence, with such a large base fund, the jackpot amount continued to rise significantly at the rate of around £100,000 per day, amounting to over £6 million by the end of October, attracting more and more players as time went on till it culminated to its final, massive amount in the last week of January.
As it stands, the jackpot has now reset itself once again to a not insubstantial £8.6 million, meaning that there is still a large win to walk away. So, what are you waiting for?
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