Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot - What's going on?

Gchrist

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Up until some point today, the Microgaming's Mega Moolah Mega jackpot had reached somewhere in the region of 4,300,000. This evening, it's showing a fraction under the 4m mark at aroung 3,995,000. How can this be?

I'm pretty sure there's no way to win a partial Jackpot. There's nothing showing on Jackpotgraphs.com?

Any ideas anyone?

I'd hate to think that I'd "invested" so much time and money in a jackpot (albeit an extremely unlikely win!!!!) that was somehow flawed! Is someone dipping in without permission????? :what:
 

juliack

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If someone hits the jackpot in south african rand, as I have seen before at piggs peak, it is usually 8-9% because of the exchange rate. I saw the reduced jackpot this morning at microgaming. cheers...
 

Gchrist

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that's a good possiblity.... poor blighter winning is SA rand (should we be sympathetic.... still a lot of dosh). What about Jackpotgraphs.com though, why no change?
 

Matthew23

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I asked 32red about this

Nolan: Thank you for contacting us, Matthew. My name is Nolan, how can I help?
Matthew: Hi there, Im just wondering about the Mega Moolah Jackpot. It used to be around 4,300,000, but now it seems to be just under 4,000,000. Do you know if there is any reason for the sudden drop?
Nolan: I'm checking for you.
Matthew: thanks
Nolan: Seems like someone has one the mini jackpot as the Mega Moolah consists of 4 jackpots.
Matthew: thank you... but i dont think that would make the "MEGA" jackpot drop by 300,000
Nolan: The Mega jackpot is actually worth 3,900,000 the rest composes of the other 3 minor jackpots. So seeing as some players have won several times the minor jackpots have dropped by 300,000.



Does that make sense? :confused:
 

SlotsWizard

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The major is usually won between 10,000 and 70,000 according to that graphs site. That doesn't add up to a 300,000 difference. But I wouldn't hold it against a peonic 32Red live chat operator, they probably are as clueless as we are.
 

Matthew23

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I also emailed them and they told me the jackpot is still 4,300,000+ ......... so its strange that the software is displaying less than 4m.

They just told me its normal and this is how progressives work.......I really don't think they knew what I was on about
 

Gchrist

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all very interesting.... it does sound like that chat operator didn't really have a clue.... wouldn't be the first time though. Anyone from MG care to comment?
 

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32Red have just sent out a promotion email to Club Rouge members. At the bottom it confirms that someone has won the jackpot in South African Rand, converting to a win of 313,732.
 

Dave

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The Major, Minor, and Mini jackpots are separate from the Mega jackpot, so any wins there wouldn't (and have never) affected the graph of the Mega jackpot.

About 3 days ago, the feeds for all of the Microgaming jackpots stopped updating. (No idea why). Earlier today, the feeds started working again. During the outage, it appears as though the Mega Moolah jackpot was hit!

It is odd that it only dropped by 300,000 -- I suppose the SA rand explanation makes the most sense (good thinking, guys). :D When you convert 4.3 million Rands to GBP, you get roughly 312,000.

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It would be nice if someone from MGS could confirm that this is what happened. :)

Gchrist said:
that's a good possiblity.... poor blighter winning is SA rand (should we be sympathetic.... still a lot of dosh). What about Jackpotgraphs.com though, why no change?
When you posted yesterday, none of the Microgaming feeds available to me were updating (hence, the flat-looking graphs). The jackpot values were displayed properly inside the casinos, I think, but the feed that is available to wasn't working until a few hours ago.

I set up the alert system so that a "hit" occurs only when the jackpot value decreases. And then, it must decrease by a substantial amount for it to count as a true hit. Some of the feeds aren't very stable -- they bounce around a bit -- so to eliminate false alerts, I set up "decrease thresholds" for each game. For Mega Moolah, it's $1,000; for Mega Moolah Major, it's $100. So if the Mega Moolah feed has a hiccup, and if the value drops by $25 for whatever reason, that isn't recorded as a hit. If it drops by more than $1,000, that would be considered a hit.

Anyway, when the feed started working again today, the hit was recorded (as you will see on the Mega Moolah graph page), although the exact time of the jackpot, and the exact amount aren't really accurate, thanks to the feed being broken for 3 days. How convenient that the feed was broken during the first-ever Mega Moolah jackpot win! :lolup:

If anyone knows the exact figure, and the approximate time, please let me know and I'll change the number in the database. ;)
 

bonustreak

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Yeah something is funny here for sure! Seems like Micro is having some issues with stats and tracking of things as of late:eek2:
 

Jody Nustedt

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32Red have just sent out a promotion email to Club Rouge members. At the bottom it confirms that someone has won the jackpot in South African Rand, converting to a win of 313,732.
I can't say for sure it was SA Rand, but it would have been someone winning it in their local currency, then this amount being deducted from the jackpot total, and the adjustment being made.

This has just been told to me by someone from MGS.
 

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Received this from Volcanic Gold today:

"Speaking of millionaire's, our sister casino, Piggs Peak Casino made yet another multi millionaire, when Mega Moolah paid out R4,308,741.01 on Thursday, 15th November 2007 to an elated Mr. R.V. He is planning on buying a new house and car, and was over the moon with joy at his good fortune. "
If only the game wouldn`t be that slow and boring...I would eventually give it some tries.
But that is only my opinion:rolleyes:
 

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