How Big Can Progressive Jackpots Get?

The simple answer is very big! But how big is that? We all know progressive jackpots are popular in the world of online slot games (and offline ones, for that matter). They are also fun to play. Not only do you get the usual array of prizes you could win, there is the huge progressive jackpot sitting there for someone to claim, too. Who can say whether the next lucky person could be you?

It's possible to win millions from a jackpot

It's true - games such as Mega Fortune Mega from NetEnt and Mega Moolah Mega from Microgaming are known to be big payers. The average prizes for these jackpots are often around three or four million a time, although it depends on the currency you're looking at. Many are won in US dollars, euros, or British pounds, for example. You're still looking at millions though!

The longer the gap between jackpot triggers, the higher they go

This stands to reason. Every time someone decides to place a bet on a progressive jackpot slot, part of their bet amount goes into the pot. This happens every time. The more people play the game, and the longer it goes without anyone triggering the jackpot, the bigger the eventual prize will be.

We found news of someone who won the jackpot on the Mega Fortune Mega game in 2013, who won €17,860,868. Imagine that. What would you do with that kind of money?

Some will trigger when the amount reaches a certain level

These must-win jackpots are worth looking out for, even though the jackpot amounts aren't usually anywhere near the million-mark. In slots like these, the game will indicate the progressive jackpot must be won when it reaches, say, $20,000. The closer the game gets to that level, the better the odds are of winning it. They're still long odds of course, but you never know, right?

Suffice to say these jackpots can climb to amazingly high levels. We fully expect some of the highest ones to be beaten before too long as well. There doesn't appear to be a ceiling on the amount that can be won. Lots of people like a shot at winning the massive prizes, which means these games will always be entertaining to play. You might never win… but if you did, your life would change beyond measure - and overnight, too.