Micorgaming’s WowPot progressive jackpot last week awarded its second Mega payout in a few days to further cement itself as one of the provider’s leading jackpot engines, trailing only behind the legendary Mega Moolah.
It was on April 19 when a player in Belgium hit a €2,025,388.75 win on WowPot’s top tier playing Sherlock & Moriarty at Napoleon Sports & Casino Online. As it is with all payouts on Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network, the player will receive their prize in a lump sum.
News about the €2-million-plus win emerged days after a 32Red online casino player hit a €17,529,047.11 WowPot Mega jackpot after placing an €0.80 stake on Microgaming’s Book of Atem: WowPot online slot. That earlier prize was the first-ever Mega win on the WowPot progressive jackpot and the third largest ever awarded acorss the major provider’s entire progressive jackpot network.
Sherlock & Moriarty WowPot was crafted exclusively for Microgaming by Just For The Win. This 5×3, 20-payline slot was released last month as the fifth title to be part of the WowPot jackpot range. It takes players back to Victorian-era London where the world’s most famous detective solves the most intricate crimes.
Aside from its atmospheric graphics and sounds, the game is also loaded with thrilling features that offer huge win potential. On its very first day of action, the game awarded €440,481.82 in a Major jackpot. Including the most recent jackpot win, this online slot has now paid out more than €3.5 million in prizes of different size.
A Remarkable Event
Commenting on the latest jackpot win on a Microgaming progressive jackpot slot, John Coleman, CEO of the company, said that it is remarkable to see a second big hit on WowPot in just a couple of days.
Mr. Coleman went on that Sherlock & Moriarty is “a beautifully crafted game” and that even though it was rolled out across their operator network less than a month ago, “it has already awarded more than 58,000 wins across all jackpot tiers.”
Napoleon Sports & Casino Online CEO Tim De Borle said that their “lucky player is on cloud nine and so are we” and that jackpot slots are an important and exciting asset in their lobby and they are “delighted to have a great partner like Microgaming who provides these wonderful games.”
Microgaming launched its WowPot jackpot mechanic in February 2020. Six slot games feeding into its progressive prize pool have been released since then. It should be noted that WowPot’s top tier seeds at €2 million, which means that after the latest hit, it has returned to that starting point and will keep increasing until the next time a player scores a Mega win.
Source: Double wow! Microgaming’s WowPot jackpot strikes again, Microgaming Newsroom, April 23, 2021