We Love A Jackpot – The Five Biggest Jackpot Slots

While it’s said that the luck is with the Irish, in terms of jackpot winners it seems that the Scandinavians have the lion’s share when it comes to record-breaking wins. We’ve compiled a list of the biggest and best jackpots and the players who walked away with the mega prizes from some of our favourites.

The Top Five Biggest Jackpot Slots

1. Mega Moolah

One of the undisputed kings of the jackpot jungle is Mega Moolah, a Microgaming classic that combines a traditional 5-reel, 25 payline slot with a rich African savannah theme. With easy gameplay and graphics, this game offers a random jackpot, which transports you to a Wheel of Fortune feature where you can pick and click, hopefully landing on the Mini, Minor, Major or Mega Jackpot. As its name implies, the Mega Jackpot is the one you’re after: the one that holds the mega wins that will surely get you on your next safari trip.

Biggest Win: British soldier Jonathan Heywood walked away with the record-breaking sum of £13,213,838.68 (€17,879,645.12) in 2015. Even better, he did it with a 25p spin!
 

2. Mega Fortune

Diamonds, limousines, champagne, luxury cars – the Mega Fortune slot design leaves us in no doubt about its content. This NetEnt giant was launched back in 2008 (the same year as Mega Moolah) and has been competing as one of the most popular jackpot slots ever since. This slot is a 25 payline, 5-reel slot boasts a luxurious theme that is a go-to for casino players, and offers a super playing experience both on desktop and mobile. This game couldn’t be simpler to play, complete with rich graphics and sounds and conventional slot features including Wilds and Scatters. Collect three champagne symbols to trigger the Free Spins, for a maximum of a 5x multiplier and 10 free spins.

Biggest Win: While Mega Moolah’s win just tips the scales, a Finnish player from Helsinki managed to win a €17,861,813 win in 2013. This slot has also made many multi-million euro payouts to some very happy Scandinavians.

3. Arabian Nights

An old-timer on our list is the quirky and engaging slot Arabian Nights, swimming with Arabic symbols from camels to swords, tents to genie lamps. If you’re looking for a magic lamp that could provide you with sumptuous wins, then this might be the slot for you. As long as you’re betting the maximum stake then you have a chance to qualify for the jackpot, when you land five Arabian man symbols in a payline. If you’re not brave enough to use the maximum bet, you can still win a very tidy 10,000 coins.

Biggest Win: In 2015 this slot beat its own record, with a player from Finland hitting the jackpot and earning themselves €8,635,872.
 

4. Hall of Gods

Let the power of the Norse gods help you on your victorious path to jackpots. Join Freya, Idun, Loki and more as you fight the reels in this dramatic and immersive jackpot game. Get three or more of Thor’s formidable hammers to unlock the bonus round. If you crack three mirrors with the Mega Jackpot symbols, you’ll walk away with the loot.

Biggest Win: A Swedish player wisely choose to remain anonymous when they won the coveted €7,788,882 on this slot in April 2015. While this slot hasn’t reached the same epic proportions as the previous three on our list, we’re still pretty impressed by this win!
 

5. Mega Moolah Isis

We love an ancient Egyptian themed progressive jackpot slot, so it’s no coincidence there’s one on our list. Mega Moolah Isis is another bigtime player from Microgaming, and includes Cleopatra, the eye of Horus, eagles, tombs and scrolls, setting the scene for some truly royal wins. Featuring a randomly-triggered jackpot that is shared with Mega Moolah, this slot also offers four differing jackpot amounts: Mini, Minor, Major and Mega, one of which can be won through the spinning wheel.

Biggest Wins: The biggest wins are shared with the Mega Moolah winners that top our list. Since these two slots share a progressive jackpot, the winnings here can be massive. Currently, there’s over €1 million to be won, but we’ve seen this jackpot rise much higher. Do you dare give it a spin?

Ten Casino Related Records You’ll Want To Tell Your Friends

1. The largest slot machine tournament ever played consisted of 3,173 players in Muckleshoot Casino, Washington, USA, on April 30, 2016.

2. Joanna Dodd must really love her job at Flamingo Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, as she’s officially the world’s oldest croupier, born on January 15, 1936.

3. What could you do with all the playing cards that the casinos throw away? Why, make a massive tower of cards, of course. The record holder is a staggering 7.86m high teetering tower, constructed by Bryan Berg from the USA, an avid card-stacker.

4. You think you had a long shift? Stephen De Raffaele spent 51 hours and 35 minutes dealing blackjack back in 2001 at the Oracle Casino in Malta.

5. Do you want ketchuo with those chips? Couple Bruce and Sue Wunder have a truly vast collection of casino chips from countless venues, with their collection totalling 449 chips and 105 different slot tokens.

6. It’s more than just blackjack and slots at casinos these days. In 2008, Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City, USA hosted Stephen Clarke, who set the record for the fastest carving of a ton of pumpkins. It took just 3, hours, 33 minutes, 49 seconds.

8. What’s better than a giant Blackjack table? Giant playing cards and chips, of course. Viejas Casino in California created a fully-functioning table over 2,000 square feet to play a single round of Blackjack. That most have involved some heavy chip-lifting from the dealers!

9. The largest poker tournament ever held included 253,692 participants in the Isle of Man in 2015.

10. If there’s ever a way to pass the time, Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier is the expert. The Frenchman decided to engage in some poker tournaments while spending a few days in Montecarlo before the EPT Grand Final. He played 62 online tournaments all within an hour, setting a world record, and even walking away with a profit.