Tis the season to be jolly, at least for one online slots player. While further details are yet to be release, it has been confirmed that the progressive jackpot on the classic slot Gold Rally was hit by a player on Sunday, December 13, 2015.
The total amount of the win was $4,050,431.74 on a maximum bet of 8 coins valued at $2 a coin. The win shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering the game has a reputation for rendering big progressive jackpots.
According to another source that claims to have been tracking Gold Rally slot by Playtech since December 2009, this is the 47th time the progressive jackpot was hit in the six year period. The largest win to date occurred in November 2013 when an undisclosed player started the holiday season off by hitting for $6.34 million.
While this is a rather impressive win for the yet unnamed player, it comes on the heels of the massive progressive jackpot win by a British soldier who was playing Microgaming’s Mega Moolah slot in October. The total of that win was a €17,879,645.12 for a bet of 25p. The win was big enough to earn a place in Guinness World Records book for the “Largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game.”
Gold Rally Progressive Slot Features
Gold Rally is a progressive classic slot developed by iGaming software giant Playtech. The game is played with 3-reels and 3-rows with 8 pay-lines. While the game comes without a wild symbol, it does have a bonus icon (stick of dynamite) and a scatter symbol (gold measuring scale).
If the player lands a bonus symbol in all four corners, they get the opportunity to play for big prizes with an interactive bonus game. If the player lands five or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, they earn an escalating bonus amount.
It should be noted that the $4,050,431.74 was earned when the player landed a scatter symbol in all nine reel positions at the same time. There is no doubt that when it happened, there was at least one happy slots player sitting somewhere is the world who is going to have a happy holiday season.
Some other Playtech progressive video slots include titles like Beach Life, Cat in Vegas, Wall Street Fever and one of the many Marvel slot series, such as Iron Man and Spider-Man: Attack of the Green Goblin. You can try your luck at Playtech online casinos like bet365, Genting, Omni Casino and Ladbrokes.