Major progressive jackpot won

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MICROGAMING'S MEGA MOOLAH DELIVERS AGAIN

New Zealand fast food worker wins over ten million dollars on progressive slot.

New Zealand fast food worker Rawiri Pou (27) is NZ $10,144,395.82 (US $7.2 million) better off this week following Tuesday's presentation of his major jackpot win on Microgaming's Mega Moolah progressive slot, which took place June 17.

Pou's big hit happened at the Casinoland online casino, and was preceded by a NZ$1,500 reward which he decided to continue playing, leading to the mega-win.

Microgaming progressive jackpots are always paid out in one tranche.

Pou told reporters that he was still coming to terms with being a wealthy man, and at present has no immediate plans to stop working.

The publication Newshub notes that whilst a major win, this is not the biggest progressive jackpot hit on record; that distinction goes to another Mega Moolah jackpot of Euro 17.9 million won by a British soldier at Betway online casino last October.
 

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Update

UPDATE:

Taking some of the gilt of the happy occasion that is Rawiri Pou's big win was an almost immediate reaction from the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs, which said it was looking into the "suspicious" $10 million win after a report from the Problem Gambling Foundation.

And the Problem Gambling Foundation chipped in, opining it's illegal to promote an international online gambling site in NZ and advising local players to be cautious.

Andree Froude from the Foundation said he was concerned about Malta-licensed Casinoland, saying:

“Our concern is that it’s not legal to promote an overseas online gambling site in New Zealand so we have made a complaint to the DIA (Department of Internal Affairs) and they are investigating it.”

Froude added: “Online gambling in this environment is unregulated. This is an overseas site, we know there are lots of scams, so we want people to be very very cautious."

Pou paid $250 to Casinoland's online gambling website. He won $1500 and put it back for the Jackpot round, local news reports indicated.

The Department of Internal Affairs responded to news media enquiries by saying:

"CasinoLand has not been brought to the Department's attention but, based on reports of other large so-called "wins" in online lottery scams, it is suspicious. The Department will be following up the report."

In a statement to Maori television station Te Kāea, Casinoland said that it takes problem gambling very seriously and players should gamble in moderation.

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And from Microgaming....

Quick off the mark with their announcement for a change:

€6,355,463.98 Mega Moolah win on Casinoland.com

ISLE OF MAN – Microgaming’s Mega Moolah has created another instant millionaire, bringing a €6,355,463.98 pay day to one lucky player.

The mega jackpot was hit on Friday 17th June 2016 by a 27 year-old Casinoland player, Rawiri Pou. As with all Microgaming jackpots, he will receive the win in a lump sum, and not as an annuity.


Rawiri Pou, the jackpot winner, said: “I still can’t believe this is real, I’ve been in shock since I won and it is literally going to change my life. There is so much I want to do with this money and it couldn’t have come at a better time. My family are overwhelmed and so happy.”


A spokesperson for Casinoland, commented: "We’re all thrilled for Rawiri, it’s a life changing amount of money and we wish him the very best for the future. His huge win has shown that Casinoland has the games and jackpots to deliver mega wins and we hope that Rawiri is the first of many progressive jackpot winners here at Casinoland.”


Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network is the biggest and best in the industry, having paid out over €595 million to date, and holds the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the ‘Largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game’.


John Quinn, Head of Casino at Microgaming, added: “Mega Moolah and our progressive jackpot network continues to make the headlines. To be able to deliver frequent life-changing jackpots to our operators’ players is certainly a highlight of the job. Many congratulations to Rawiri and Casinoland on this mega win.”


This news follows the €6,905,670.81 jackpot won on Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network just a few months back, in April 2016.


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Casinomeister

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Wow, well hopefully this will ease the questioning minds of these government peeps, who are rightfully skeptical. Good thing this guy won a progressive jackpot from Microgaming (who will indeed pay this guy in one lump sum) and not one of the Playtech casinos that dribble out these payment at $9K per month.

Congrats to the guy! :thumbsup:
 

spintee

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I had a spin on it the other day first time in long time as I see it at 10mill euro so how was only 6?
 

KasinoKing

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I had a spin on it the other day first time in long time as I see it at 10mill euro so how was only 6?
Because he was playing in NZ$.

The "base" of the jackpot is in £UK:
i.e. If A UK player won £10m - he would get £10m...
But the NZ player gets NZ$10m = approx £6m.

KK
 

spintee

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Because he was playing in NZ$.

The "base" of the jackpot is in £UK:
i.e. If A UK player won £10m - he would get £10m...
But the NZ player gets NZ$10m = approx £6m.

KK
canot be right, surley that reflects in the pot such as instead of resting back to near a mill it should be at a few mill? I check now as if its reset to a mill than this is a conspiracy, If some one from the uk won 10 mill or some one from NZ won 10 mill there is a hell of a diffrence
 

quber

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canot be right, surley that reflects in the pot such as instead of resting back to near a mill it should be at a few mill? I check now as if its reset to a mill than this is a conspiracy, If some one from the uk won 10 mill or some one from NZ won 10 mill there is a hell of a diffrence
It is still over £5 Million, they only take out the amount that they pay out
 

Valhalla

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I need to pay more attention to Casinomeister and save myself a lot of hassle.
 

spintee

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It is still over £5 Million, they only take out the amount that they pay out
Your right as I checked yesterday, What a shame on losing out on 5 mill, Its better than a kick up the arss, A nini JP will do me for now :) so in some countrys 110 mill would be like 2 grand lol,

I suppose thats where using £ comes in handy if you ever do a a nice hit
 

rainmaker

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Your right as I checked yesterday, What a shame on losing out on 5 mill, Its better than a kick up the arss, A nini JP will do me for now :) so in some countrys 110 mill would be like 2 grand lol,

I suppose thats where using £ comes in handy if you ever do a a nice hit

Remember that a bet of 6 NZ$ is only worth about £3.

So if you bet 6 NZ$ (£3), then you have the same chance of hitting the jackpot as a UK player who bets £6 (but you will at the same time only win half of the £-value).

The same with US$, EUR, NOK, SEK etc...bet 6 US$ and you have the same chance of winning the jackpot as a player who bets £6, but you will also be paid in US$ (6 US$ = £4).

It is all in all a fair system, but it would be much better if the MG games converted currencies automatically (like all NetEnt jackpots).
 
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