New Zealander Wins $10.1 Million Progressive Pokies Jackpot
Rawiri Pou, a 27 year old worker at the KFC branch in Matamata in new Zealand, was playing the game from home on Friday, June 17, 2016 when he won a cool $1,500 payout. He decided to roll over the winnings and continue playing, which was just as well as he then went on to win $10,144,395.82.
Pou had only recently become a customer of Casinoland and stated that he could not believe his luck when the big jackpot amount came up. As part of a close-knit family, he’s planning to spend some of the money on his parents and siblings and plans to continue working at KFC until he works out how he feels about the big win.
Mega Moolah is a 5 reel, 25 payline progressive jackpot game from Microgaming. Set on an African savannah, the symbols include animated wild animals such as lions, giraffes, elephants, buffalos, kudos and moneys. The game includes a scatter symbol and wild multiplier symbol that doubles any wins it helps to create. There is also a free spins bonus round that awards 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier.
The progressive jackpot feature is its main attraction as it is randomly triggered and guarantees a win one of one of four progressive jackpots.
“We’re all thrilled for Rawiri,” said a spokesman for Casinoland. “It’s a life-changing amount of money and we wish him the very best for the future. His achievement has shown that Casinoland has the games and jackpots to deliver record-breaking wins and we hope that Rawiri is the first of many progressive jackpot winners here at Casinoland.”
March 30, 2017