Mega Moolah

Software developer: Microgaming Number of betting lines: 25
Types of slot: video-gaming Jackpot type: 4 progressive jackpot levels
Bonus game: Yes Wild Symbol: Yes
Scatter: Yes Free spins: Yes
Min/Max bet: 0.01 / 0.05 (coin) Payout percentage: 88.12%
Available in mobile version: Android and IOS

Everything you ever wanted to know about popular online slot machine, Mega Moolah, is on this page!

Introduction to the game

This Microgaming Favourite offers large jackpots and has bagged players some very high wins over the years. With five-reels and twenty-five paylines there are a lot of winning combinations to aim for. The quality of the game is really high – as you’d expect from this market leader.

Jungle theme for the wild at heart – The game has a fun African jungle theme where the symbols are all animal-related such as the Lion, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, wildebeest, Monkey and Gazelle.

Progressive Jackpot for mega-wins – Mega Moolah is a progressive jackpot game so the jackpot rises along with the number of players and games being played at any one time, which adds a lot of excitement to the game.  There are four levels of jackpot detailed below.

Being a well-established and popular game, the player-base is always large and jackpots can rise to very high figures – It has even got the nickname, “millionaire maker,” in the industry because of the large number of reported high wins. It also won a world record in 2015 for highest progressive jackpot of all time!

How to play

Like all slot games, the aim is to line up three or more symbols on any of the paylines (Mega Moolah offers a total of 25 different paylines.) Decide how many coins you want to bet and you are ready to play. What you really want to do however, is to hit either free spins or a Jackpot bonus.

Here are some of the symbols you’ll encounter in play:


The lion acts as the “Wild” and can substitute for any symbol in your payline (except for the scatter). Lion also doubles your win.

The fun really starts here. When you get your lions lined up you can win up to 15,000 times your bet, depending on how many lions you get.  The scale is:

  • Two Lions – 15 coins
  • Three lions – 125 coins
  • Four Lions – 500 coins
  • 5 Lions win a Mega Moolah instant jackpot of 15,000 coins x your original coin amount

With Lion wild symbol, any winning combination is doubled because the Lion is also a multiplier symbol.


The monkey acts as the “scatter” symbol. When you line up at least 3 monkeys you activate 15 free spins. Note that wild symbol can’t substitute for the monkey. Just lining up monkeys, multiplies your bet (with 3 times your bet for 3 and 100 times for 5). What’s more, all winnings you get from the free spins will be multiplied by three. If you get more monkeys during your free spins, then the number of spins you get will be increased by 15 each time.

Free spins get you some nice top-ups to your account that keep the game fun (and lucrative) even if you don’t win a jackpot!

Other animals, more prizes

There are 5 other animals aside from monkey and lion. Each of these give you decent returns when you manage to line several up in a row. You also sometimes have letters or numbers showing up like A, K, Q, J and 10.  These result in more modest winnings but you could at least double your bet if any of these show up in your combination.

Bonus rounds

Most people are really after a jackpot when they play this game. You only get a chance to win a jackpot in the bonus rounds which occur randomly as you play – so as long as you keep on playing, you’re guaranteed to eventually get at least one jackpot.  All jackpots are progressive.

Bonus rounds feature a large wheel filled with different coloured segments and a paw print. Just spin the wheel to win one of the jackpots. The prize you get depends on which segment the arrow points to once the wheel stops spinning:

  • Mini starts at £10 and is indicated by Red + Zebra
  • Minor starts at £100 and is indicated by Orange + Giraffe
  • Major starts at £10,000 and is indicated by Yellow + Elephant
  • The Mega starts at £1,000,000 and is indicated by White + Lion

One of the biggest Jackpots in the game

The whole game is geared towards people who want to win the jackpots and potential winnings in this area are staggering. A record in the history of Internet casinos was broken in 2015 when a British player won a progressive jackpot of more than £13 million in Mega Moolah. Another US player won a staggering $11.6 million. On average the game has paid $5,213,627 per win, and is won every 10 weeks.

Min/max bet

Coin value is really low. The minimum coin value is 0.01 per payline is while the maximum is 0.05 and you can play 5 coins per line you have activated, so a maximum bet spin will cost you 125 coins in total.


Mega Moolah is a fun slot game but where it really shines is in the progressive jackpot it offers and it is this feature that keeps people hooked. With four different progressive jackpots, 25 paylines and extremely low coin price and minimum bet, you can definitely make the most out of this slot by betting smaller amounts over a large amount of time rather than by spending your entire deposit on a few spins.

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