4 Of The Biggest Progressive Jackpot Slots Payouts

Ever wondered what happens when you win big? Progressive slots increase the reward until someone wins — and when they win, they win big. We're taking a look at just how big the jackpots can be and looking at 4 major payouts.


One of the main reasons players love hitting the slots is because a little can go a long way. Whereas games like Blackjack or Baccarat only offer modest payouts (for the most part) and require a bigger financial commitment to play, you can start with as little as a penny with slots and win as much as millions.

The big paydays in slots come from progressives where you can really win life-changing amounts. They have massive jackpots that balloon the more people play. And when it finally bursts, one lucky player really brings home the bacon. With that in mind, let’s look at three of the biggest progressive slots paydays of all time.

Biggest Online Progressive Slots Win

  • Payday: $23 Million

While COVID-19 was a bummer for many people (and sports leagues), maybe it’s what led to this winner changing their life. After all, many of us were playing online at a time when the world was mostly shut down.

In April of 2021, the world’s biggest online slots progressive jackpot was hit. While playing the Mega Moolah Mega slot, a player ended up winning $23 million. They actually won 19.4 million Euros but exchanged into U.S. Dollars, we get the sum of $23 million.

Second-Biggest Online Win

  • Payday: $21.7 Million

Microgaming’s Mega Moolah jackpot game has several entries on this list. The second spot goes to the record-setting win by a lucky player in September of 2018. We never actually found out the name or location of the winner but we do know that they won an incredible prize: $21.7 million.

This game is a progressive that pools slots from all over and then one lucky player collects the big payday. More and more players started piling in when they saw the payday surpass $20 million. Eventually, someone finally cashed in.

Third-Biggest Online Win

  • Payday: $21.2 Million

The only non-Mega Moolah in the top three spots is a win on a Mega Fortune slot back in 2013. While we don’t have many details about this winner, we do know that they were from Finland.

The country has been rated as the happiest country many times and this player definitely increases up the average. You can imagine the smile on their face when they saw the reels spin their way to a lucky win of $21.2 million.

Honorable Mention

Biggest In-Person Win

  • Payday: $39.7 Million

Many people feel that the Excalibur hotel in Las Vegas is a bit of a tired spot on The Strip (and it’s not the most profitable) — but after seeing this win, you can’t criticize their slots. One player pulled up in 2003 and turned a $100 spin into nearly $40 million in winnings.

While his name is unknown, he did give some details to the newspaper, so we know he was a 25-year-old software engineer. Maybe he knew exactly which buttons to push? The win came on playing the slot MegaBucks, which has produced several paydays north of $20 million.

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Dave Consolazio

Dave Consolazio has been passionate about writing and sports journalism since his high school years. He has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from USC where he worked with the school's radio and television stations. His work has been featured in SportsbookReview, Sports Illustrated and SB Nation. Dave's experience ranges across multiple fields in the gambling industry. You can find his sports, casino, and poker articles in GambleOnline.co.

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