Ever wondered just how lucky some people have been whilst playing online pokies? Keep reading to find out about some of the biggest pokies wins to date.
Local Pokies Wins
- Australias biggest pokie win ever was surprisingly won by an anonymous Kiwi player. Back in May 2013, the lucky player was having fun messing around on a Royal Vegas mobile casino machine, when things got crazy. By the end of the night, he was an incredible $943,971 richer. Not too shabby for a few spins, right?
- Hitting the major jackpot at a local club in Coffs Harbour, was a very fortunate Aussie player. This was a progressive pokie jackpot that started at $250,000 and some $100,000 later. This Lucky player ended up taking home a life-changing amount of almost $350,000.
Enormous jackpots are produced by progressive online pokies, despite games varying in how you can land the huge prizes. Some games randomly award you access to the progressive jackpot feature. Other games require you to hit the right symbols on the correct paylines.
If you are playing with the hopes of winning the big jackpot, it is important to note that you must bet the maximum on each spin to stand a chance at being amongst the slot machines biggest winners.
Multiple levels of jackpot feature in some progressive pokies. They have a separate screen that displays an additional game that you must play in order to determine which tier of the prize is won. This feature is also awarded randomly to players. Although, placing maximum bets once again increases your chances of winning the jackpot.
Once you have gained access to the bonus features, some games will display a large wheel similar to the ones you see on game shows. The wheel is spun and whatever it lands on determines which level of progressive jackpot you win. The Mega Jackpot is the highest prize and it starts at a minimum of $1,000,000.
Progressive jackpots differ from game to game. Instead of having a wheel, you are presented with a grid of 20 squares. You select and reveal squares until you have three matching symbols. This indicates the winning jackpot amount. In games like this, the biggest Jackpot is Ultimate Power, it starts at a minimum of $100,000 and the maximum prize is unlimited.
It’s not every day that progressive jackpots are won, but there are definitely slot machine winners on a regular basis based on games from a large variety of software providers, networks, and online casinos.
Progressive Jackpot Wins
Some of the best jackpot stories are thanks to Mega Moolah by Microgaming. Since its launch in 2006, it has since paid out more than $41.1 million. The average Jackpot payout is $2.89 million.
- Gabriel L. from Germany won $6.81 million at Spin Palace mobile casino in September 2013. This win currently holds the record for highest jackpot ever on a mobile device.
- John Orchard from the UK wins $5.8 million in December 2012. This was the biggest pokie win ever at a mobile casino.
- In October 2011, an anonymous player won $3.8 million.
- Jorge S from the Isle of Man landed a $3.43 million Jackpot in June 2014. This win at Spin Palace is one of the most recent successful pokies stories.
- An anonymous player won $3 million in October 2013.
- Another Spin Palace jackpot of $1.96 million was won by Rachel in December 2013.
- Two anonymous players won $1.5 million each in March 2012 and May 2012.
Another game well known for producing jackpot winners is Microgaming King Cashalot. Jackpots are not quite in the same league as Mage Moolah, but the average jackpot payout is around $700,000 and is won roughly once a year.
- In September 2012 an anonymous player won the biggest jackpot ever on King cashalot. A whopping $1.3 million.
- $202,763 was won by Mr. D at Spin Palace in November 2013.