After weeks of anticipation, a lucky Finnish player has won the massive Mega Moolah progressive jackpot available at Microgaming online casinos such as IntertopsCasino.com.
“Klaus E.” won the historical $5,556,736 jackpot on April 18th on a 50 cent wager. The jackpot has been reset and is already well over $2.8 million (€1.8) This is one of the largest jackpots in online gambling history, second only to the $5.9 million jackpot won on the Millionaire’s Club progressive.
The instant multi-millionaire – Microgaming’s 13th — said he was “stunned, in disbelief, and shaking from the excitement.” When he calms down, the fortunate Finn will fly to Sydney, Australia to receive his check and celebrate his winnings.
“First I’m going to pay off my house and take a luxurious vacation,“ he said. “Then I’ll figure out the future.”
Other Jackpot News
It was a big week for jackpots. BodogLife.com also announced that one lucky player walked away with a six-figure prize after winning on its Jackpot Pinatas progressive.
Meanwhile, at ClubUSA, the Midlife Crisis progressive jackpot is approaching a million dollars and there are two other six-figure jackpots ready to be hit as well: Isis 3000 is over $239,000 and Crazy Dragon is over $107K.
Lucky Nugget Casino – Review
Olivier C of Switzerland could be forgiven for thinking he was in Las Vegas – or perhaps Monte Carlo – for he recently played the new Treasure Nile progressive slots and won the world’s largest online progressive jackpot for a staggering $389,843.56 – so now, if he wants to, he can fly first class to check out the real thing!
This momentous event in online gaming took place at the Lucky Nugget Casino – one of the Net’s oldest, safest and most popular casinos – and so I felt it was time to go back and see what has changed.
I first came across the Lucky Nugget in early 2000 – it was one of my first experiences with a Microgaming casino – and I had quite an interesting time there, even if I didn’t win anything (but I did break even). As one of the first casinos to have a networked progressive slot machine, the now-famous CashSplash, it drew a lot of attention from gamblers, including myself.
Now, about 18 months later, the Lucky Nugget has had a significant facelift – perhaps reminiscent of the facelift downtown Vegas got when it created the Fremont Street Experience – and it now boasts 42 casino games, including all six Unique Casino Microgaming progressive slots and video poker, as well as the now-popular multi-line Jacks or Better Power Poker, which is quickly becoming the video poker player’s game of choice on the Net. Pity that I never seem to win though – just my luck, or perhaps stupidity in playing until I ran out of funds even though I was getting some nice wins.
Lucky Nugget will even give you $10 to start off if you are a new player – and match your first …