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Online casino games often have the power to change lives and just before the close of 2016, one player found their fortune on one of the industry’s top slots. For those in the know, NetEnt’s Mega Fortune Jackpot is one of the leading spinners in the iGaming world for a number of reasons. For starters, the game offers 25 win lines, five reels and, importantly, a progressive jackpot structure.
With players around the world all contributing to a single prize pool, Mega Fortune often tops the bill among the online jackpot fraternity. In fact, as CasinoShark notes, Mega Fortune is the slot responsible for one of the largest online jackpots of all time: $18.47 million. Although Mega Moolah and the UK’s Jon Heywood hold the current record ($20,062,600), Mega Fortune is also knocking on the door.
In fact, just before Christmas, the online slot rolled created another jackpot winner. After rolling in bonus symbols and activating the jackpot feature, British player Chris W managed to unlock a progressive jackpot worth $7.54 million. Not only was that win a timely Christmas present for Chris, but it was the 35th time Mega Fortune’s jackpot had been triggered.
Building on the Success of a Jackpot Master
Buoyed by the success of Mega Fortune, NetEnt is now putting its faith in a follow-up game: Mega Fortune Dreams Jackpot. Following the same basic premise of its predecessor, Mega Fortune Dreams offers 20 paylines and a progressive jackpot system that’s more than capable of topping the $20 million mark. According to CasinoShark’s recent review, Mega Fortune Dreams Jackpot offers a subtle twist on the original.
Aside from a difference in the number paylines, this slot has a maximum coin value of $1. For those on a slightly tighter budget, this ability to play for millions from a relatively small maximum stake should come as a welcome change. Can Mega Fortune Dreams overtake its older brother in terms of big money payouts? Well, if it can, it will certainly take some time. The latest $7.54 million win by Chris W is yet another testament to the power of the original. But, with a 97% RTP, Mega Fortune Dreams is certainly primed to match that in the coming months.
Online Gamer Wins Two Progressive Jackpots
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While the Mega Fortune series continues to send cash cascading across the iGaming community, Winstar has been busy building up its own collection of winners or, to be precise, winner. Just a week or so after Chris W picked up a major jackpot, a casino player from Bermuda picked up not one but two mega prizes.
Although he’s declined to reveal his identity, the player will already be familiar to Genie Jackpots fans. Back in 2016, he managed to win $428,000 from the game and now, thanks to the fate of a random number generator, he’s followed that up with a double jackpot win on Winstar.
In total, the lucky player picked up $825,037 in the first week of January 2017 and now plans to jet off on a luxury holiday and buy himself a Breitling watch. Although the win falls someway short of Chris W’s, the fact the player has now won three online slots jackpots has to go down as one of the most impressive feats in iGaming history.