When it comes to spinning the reels of your favourite slot at your online bingo site of choice, if you are anything like us, you do so in the hope that you get lucky and see an increase in your bank balance.
Imagine hitting the spin button one day and finding that you’ve spun in the right combination of symbols on the reels to find yourself an overnight millionaire! That’s exactly what happened to the lucky punter playing Major Millions on 21st July 2020.
At this point in time, we don’t know the online casino that the player now holding millionaire status was playing at; all we do know is that life has probably changed for them quite dramatically over the last few days.
The total won was a tidy £1,497,940 and whilst not quite the biggest jackpot ever won on the Major Millions, this progressive jackpot had only been growing for five weeks and three days when it was landed.
Major Millions is one of several progressive jackpots from the Microgaming camp. It was first seen in January 2009 and in the last 11+ years has created many an overnight millionaire.
The slot boasts 15 paylines across five reels and although it doesn’t have the graphics and aesthetics of some of the more recently launched titles from Microgaming, it maintains its position as one of the most popular of the progressive jackpots available online today.
It lacks bonus rounds and free spins but it does have scatter symbols and wilds that increase the winning potential. The wilds on this game work a little differently. Like most games, the substitute for other symbols on the reels to help create winning combinations but in addition, any wins created with a wild symbol are tripled.
The seed amount (the amount that the progressive jackpot resets to once won) is $250,000 so in comparison to Mega Moolah from the same developer, it’s quite low.
The average time taken between progressive jackpot wins on Major Millions is approximately 7 weeks and the largest ever jackpot value on the game was over £2.8 million. This was won back in August of 2018.
Prior to the most recent win, the previous four jackpot values were as follows:
- £2,095,954 – won six weeks ago
- £2,533,040 – won seven weeks ago
- £1,376,073 – won 43 weeks ago
- £1,870,32 – won 49 weeks ago
If you’re a progressive jackpot follower then you will see by the increase between wins that the Major Millions prize pot doesn’t grow quite as quickly as that of Mega Moolah.
Lady Luck had clearly taken a liking to the player who scooped the prize but how did they achieve it? Well, to win the Major Millions top prize you have to spin in five of the Major Millions symbols on the very last payline.
The game has a military theme and complementing the Major Millions symbol on the reels are spitfires, tanks, binoculars, medals, and a selection of other military-themed tiles.
It’s a game with great playability and the big money prizes on offer give it a little extra excitement when spinning the reels.
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