It was almost a year and half ago when the Jackpot Giant Pokies struck its first progressive jackpot, paying €5.89 million (AU$8.5m) to one very lucky librarian in Glasgow, Scotland. The Jackpot Giant Progressive has since grown past that original mark to AU$8.77 million, and may finally be ready to strike again.
Playtech first released the Jackpot Giant pokies for mobile in January of 2014. It took 2 very long years for the jackpot to unleash its value. Unfortunately, since that was the first and – for now – only progressive strike, there’s no statistical data to show how often it pays, or at what average value.
What we do know is that the size of the Jackpot Giant pokies jackpot – the largest of any Playtech progressive at the moment – is creating quite a stir among players. Its size has begun to grow more rapidly in recent weeks as more and more players are spinning the reels in hopes of becoming the next lucky millionaire.
How To Win Jackpot Giant Progressive
Just spinning the reels on Jackpot Giant for real money won’t activate the progressive jackpot. In order to be eligible to win, players must bet maximum coins on all 50 lines. Fortunately, this isn’t one of the more expensive pokies, where the total max bet can range anywhere from $20 to $200.
The maximum coin value is just $0.08. With all 50 lines active, it will cost punters $4 per spin to qualify for the Jackpot Giant progressive. That’s a bit more than I generally like to pay per spin, but in this case – with over $8.7 million up for grabs – I might be willing to reconsider.
There’s only one, very specific way to unleash that progressive jackpot. The player must line up 5 Wild symbols on the First Payline. Lining them up on any of the other 49 paylines will pay an attractive 50,000x payout ($4,000 for a $4 bet), but it won’t deliver the multi-million jackpot prize.
Jackpot Giant Pokies Features
While all you punters are spinning the reels with fingers cross in hopes of striking the lucrative Jackpot Giant progressive, there are some other features you may want to know about.
The game is themed around a grinning, cartoon-style giant, who has the incredible ability to make volcanoes erupt… with gold!
The Wild replaces other standard symbols to create winning combinations, and will trigger the progressive jackpot with 5 on Line 1 (and max $4 bet).
The Scatter, represented by the Giant’s hand full of gold coin, will deliver scatter pays of 5x, 50x and 500x when 3, 4 or 5 land anywhere on the reels.
The Volcano Bonus symbol only appears on reels 1 and 5. When it lands anywhere on both reels, it triggers the game’s Giant Bonus. It’s a pick-me bonus game where players choose 3 of 6 volcanoes. Four of the volcanoes reveal an instant prize. One will also award an Extra Pick, while the other could award All Prizes.
There’s no free spins or other bonus games on offer. However, the Jackpot Giant progressive, being so valuable at the moment, definitely makes it worth playing. Once it does strike, it will reseed at the original $100,000.