Major Millions is a progressive jackpot connected to two different slot machines from Microgaming, the 3-reel Major Millions slot and the 5-reel Major Millions slot. The jackpot has the same size regardless of which machine you pick and in which online casino you play. The two largest payouts so far both occurred in 2012. First, $1,788,930 was payed out in early January. Then, just four months later, $1,801,517 was given to another lucky player.
The Major Millions progressive jackpot is a pooled jackpot, which means that it is fed by players in a long row of different online casinos around the world. Since Microgaming is such a popular software provider, finding a gambling site that offers both machines is certainly not difficult.
Major Millions jackpot
If you wish to win the Major Millions progressive jackpot, you can chose between two different slot machines:
- The Major Millions 3 reel classic machine with only 3 paylines.
- The Major Millions 5 reel machine with 15 paylines.
If you pick the Major Millions 3 reel slot machine, you need to get three wild symbols on the third payline to win the progressive jackpot and the payline must be active. This means that you need to bet on all three paylines to have a chance of winning the jackpot. Since the lowest possible coin value is $1, you must wager $3 per spin if you want to win the jackpot.
If you pick the Major Millions 5 reel slot machine, you need to get 5 wild symbols on the 15th payline to win the progressive jackpot and the payline must be active. This means that just as for the 3 reel slot, you need to wager on all paylines to be eligible for the progressive jackpot. The lowest possible coin value on this machine is smaller, just $0,20, so the amount that you must wager per spin to win the jackpot is $3 (same as for the 3 reel slot).
The progressive jackpot has the same chance of being payed out on both machines, while the second and third best payouts differ between the 3 reel and 5 reel.
The Major Millions progressive jackpot starts at $250,000. During the period 2009-2012, the average payout was slightly above $600,000.
Current value: €605,665