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Strike Lucky: The Biggest Online Casino Wins of 2020

2020 was an unprecedented year for all of us. However, for a fortunate few, it was also a fantastic year. We’re talking about those lucky individuals who happened to be the recipients of enormous jackpot wins from various online casinos. 

Author: Manyspins Published: March 5, 2021 Last update: July 15, 2022

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Here are some of the big online casino wins of 2020, including what game the winners were playing and where they were playing it.

#7 Win A Day Casino: Grand Liberty

In August 2020, one lucky player hit the jackpot on the Grand Liberty slot at Win A Day Casino and won $240,798. The woman was a long-time VIP player at the online casino and usually played the penny slots.

However, on this day she decided to try the premium Grand Liberty online slot. To celebrate her win, Win A Day doubled deposits for the rest of the month.

#6 Casumo: Well of Wishes Jackpot

Right at the beginning of 2020, a man in Kitchener, Ontario, won the Red Tiger Well of Wishes Mega Drop Jackpot, walking away with $289,270.

This traditional progressive jackpot grows continuously and typically builds into hundreds of thousands of dollars. The game features lots of traditionally lucky symbols, including rabbit’s feet, horseshoes, and four-leaf clovers.

#5 BetRivers Online: Divine Fortune

In April 2020, a woman in Pennsylvania won the Divine Fortune jackpot of $443,480. The mother of three had recently become unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and won the jackpot after placing just a $3 bet.

She was playing NetEnts’s progressive online slot game on her smartphone while watching late-night TV and plans to spend her winnings paying off her debts.

#4 Wildz: Empire Fortune

In May, a player at Wildz online casino won €4.2 million while playing Empire Fortune by Yggdrasil Gaming on his laptop and putting down just a €10 deposit.

Empire Fortune is a popular network jackpot video slot, which means it accumulates a jackpot from wagers spanning the whole network of casinos offering the game. This jackpot win is one of the biggest slot wins of 2020.

#3 River Belle Online Casino: Mega Moolah

The very popular Mega Moolah progressive jackpot by Microgaming was the game being played by a certain lucky individual in May 2020 when they won a mind-blowing €7.7 million, to be paid out in a lump sum.

They were playing Atlantean Treasures: Mega Moolah, which was only released in February and which has an RTP of 92.08%. It takes place under the sea and features colorful graphics and expanding wilds and respins.

The player was not the first to win big while playing Microgaming’s Mega Moolah in 2020, as we’ll see next.

#2 JackpotCity Casino: Mega Moolah

In April, a lucky player suddenly became a millionaire after winning an eight-figure jackpot, also on one of Microgaming’s Mega Moolah online slots. They walked away with €10.7 million, one of the biggest online casino wins of 2020, after entering the bonus wheel.

Microgaming’s progressive jackpot slots are some of the most popular online slot games ever and have paid out over €1.1 billion since they came out.

#1 LuckyCasino: Mega Moolah

In August 2020, an anonymous player struck lucky, also while playing the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot online slot but this time in Sweden, where they won €14.2 million, the biggest slot win in Sweden at an online casino.

Progressive jackpot games often award seven or eight-figure prizes, which is the reason for their popularity. Microgaming’s Mega Moolah was first launched fifteen years ago and has since become a cult game. It’s one of the best slots for jackpots and is nicknamed the Million Maker because of the size and frequency of its biggest slot wins.