As slots players, we all occasionally dream of winning the jackpot, right? I mean, some of us are perfectly content at winning small amounts of money little and often, which is great, but I don’t think there are many players out there who have never taken a second to stop and wonder: ‘what if I were to actually win a life-changing sum of money?’
We hear of jackpots in online free play slots being worth several thousand pounds, and with that kind of wealth you could tick off a fair few things from your bucket list in one sitting. But what if we wanted more than that – tens of thousands? HUNDREDS of thousands?
With progressive jackpot, the next level of winnings becomes available. These can come in the form of wins well up into the millions. In fact, the biggest single payout came from a progressive jackpot awarded to an incredibly lucky punter playing the Mega Fortune slot. And a mega fortune it was indeed, to the tune of €17,800,000. That’s the kind of money where you could retire straight away and live the rest of your life cruising around the Caribbean on a super yacht.
But what actually are they? The difference between a progressive jackpot and a regular one is that progressive jackpots have no limited. Regular ones can be big, set often at up to half a million, but progressive jackpots build up winnings exponentially which is why they can climb into the millions.
Pros and Cons of Progressive Jackpots
So, the payouts in progressive jackpots are hugely impressive numbers. Naturally, that’s the big pro here – the ability to change your life. However, as common sense dictates, casinos don’t have endless amounts of wealth to be dishing out these jackpots on the regular, which is to say these wins are naturally a lot rarer than regular jackpots.
Often, there are numerous slot games linked to the same prize fund, which means more players are contributing at once, and this is how the big wins are afforded by said casinos. But this means that there is more competition for the big wins, and less chance to win therefore.
It’s kind of like betting on the Euromillions, except with a slightly higher chance to win depending on your gameplay. We don’t ever buy a lottery ticket expecting to win, it’s the exciting feeling of ‘what if’ that makes the whole experience fun (and, well, winning if you’re so lucky).
The Best Slots to Play with Progressive Jackpots
The Mega Fortune slot that paid out the previously mentioned €17,800,000 is still available to play if you’re so inclined, but there are a few others on the market for you to play also. The Mega Moolah slot boasts the highest recorded win in British online casino history with an enormous £13,000,000, then we have other slots such as Arabian Night and Jackpot Giant, both of which have seen payouts just short of £5,000,000.
Final Musings on Progressive Jackpots
It’s extremely rare to win this kind of money, but we can’t stop wondering what we’d do with a few million in our bank account…