If there is one kind of news article that makes is more excited than any other, it is reading that a huge progressive such as the Mega Moolah slot has just paid out to one more extremely lucky player. Progressive jackpots are very exciting because of the fact that the price can reach huge levels before it pays out, and the odds of hitting the jackpot then become quite high, with a number of online casinos featuring the game and ensuring that there are enough players coming into it every single day right up until it hits.
Even in the relatively short history of time in which progressive jackpots has been available at online casino site, there have been some very big payouts indeed, particularly from the top name brands. These progressive jackpots have made some players overnight millionaires, with the highest jackpot to date being over $6 million. Some of the biggest and most impressive jackpot wins over the last few years have really caught our attention, creating media frenzies and certainly inspiring a lot of other players to try the games out for themselves. Party Casino managed to really make headlines back in 2007, when one of the first online casino millionaires was created from an eighteen cent spin, as Brian Somers took home more than $1 million after playing Super Fortune Wheel. Since then, the progressive jackpot sizes have only been getting larger. In November 2012, we had the exciting event of a player at 888 Casino playing Ultimate Grill Thrills and winning around $1.54 million. Playtech and Net Entertainment slot games have shown the largest jackpot wins all around the world in the last couple of years, with the most recent being a hit in December 2013 on the Playtech slot Gold Rally. Their total was an incredibly impressive $6,347,118 – and that is something which really creates an impressive figure indeed.
In the last year, it was Winner Casino which was named as the number one site for jackpot payouts in 2013, with a win on the Gladiator jackpot of more than €2 million sealing the deal. In March 2012, we also saw one of the most recent impressive wins as a player from Norway managed to grab around $5.3 million while playing on the highly lucrative progressive slot Mega Fortune by Net Entertainment. Only a year before that, the Mega Fortune jackpot had been the world’s largest progressive jackpot at €11.7 million. Mega Fortune did payout this year as well, as in May 2013 around €5.3 million was won by another player. It is likely that these huge payouts will only continue to grow and grow as time goes on, and as more and more people get into the idea of playing progressive slot machine games in order to get those big wins which they are reading about all of the time in the media. The more players there are, the higher the jackpots can rise, and the more appeal the games will have!