A lucky player from West Virginia was left dancing for joy after scooping the latest DraftKings Casino Jackpot win.
DraftKings Jackpots are essentially a side bet that powers the progressive jackpots. This player, who was spinning the reels on BTG’s Extra Chilli Megaways, bagged the random jackpot, which was one of the biggest this year.
The payout was a colossal $817,559.07, which is an absolutely mind-blowing win for a 10-cent bet.
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One player from West Virginia hit a jackpot of $817,559.07 on a $0.10 wager while playing Extra Chilli Megaways 🎰 pic.twitter.com/w1OPwquFae
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DraftKings Progressive Jackpots
Launched in 2022, DraftKings Casino Jackpots is a collection of games that offer players a chance to play for additional progressive jackpots. There are currently two types of DK Casino Jackpots:
- One progressive jackpot is up for grabs. This costs players $0.10 a spin to activate. It is this jackpot that the lucky player won. Among the games with a single progressive jackpot are Extra Chilli Megaways, Finn and Swirly Spin, Fortune Coins, Hyperstrike, Jumanji, and Medusa Megaways.
- The second type is games with four additional progressive jackpots: mini, minor, major, and mega. It costs an extra $0.25 a spin to opt-in for this feature. Some of the games you can play are DraftKings Basketball Blackjack, DraftKings Big Wheel, DraftKings Roulette, Sic Bo, Agent Valkyrie, and Amazon Gold.
Collectively, DraftKings Casino has more than 80 games available with its own linked progressive jackpots, so there are plenty of options to choose from. Please note, however, that some US states don’t allow this method of gambling, presumably because it’s detrimental to state lottery revenue.
Extra Chilli Megaways
Along with the award-winning Bonanza Megaways, Extra Chilli Megaways is a trailblazer in the video slots industry as it was among the first games to use Big Time Gaming’s groundbreaking Megaways game engine.
Despite the hundreds of Megaways titles that have flooded the market since, Extra Chilli still retains a special aura, which makes it hugely popular to this day. This is a six-reel slot with an RTP of 96.18% and 20,000x your bet amount max win. The slot’s features include:
Megaways Game Engine
It’s hard to think of a single feature that revolutionized online slots as Megaways did. Invented by Australian developer Big Time Gaming, which is now a part of Evolution, Megaways is a dynamic game engine that changes the number of symbols on the reels on each spin.
Most Megaways slots have six reels. However, each reel will have between two and seven symbols on it. Therefore, the minimum number of symbols on a spin is 12 (6×2), and the maximum is 42 (6×7).
As the number of symbols displayed varies, so does the number of paylines. When the maximum number of 42 symbols are on the reels, Megaways slots offer 117,646 ways to win on a single spin.
The reactions feature works in the same way as tumble reels or cascading reels. When a win line is made, the symbols involved in the win disappear from the reels. This allows the symbols above to drop down and new symbols to fill the gaps. As a result of these ‘reactions’, it’s possible to land multiple wins from a single paid spin.
Extra Chilli Megaways Free Spins
The gold symbols H, O, and T (spelling the word HOT) are the scatters that activate the free spins bonus round. If you land three scatters, you’ll get 8 free spins, four scatters win you 12 spins, and five scatters win in the base game, awarding 16 free spins.
Upon triggering the free spins, players are offered a chance to gamble the spins they have won up to a maximum of 24. Be warned, though; you are risking all the spins you have already won.
When playing the Extra Chilli Megaways free spins feature, there is an unlimited multiplier meter. 1x is added to the meter for every win line. This provides the chance to hit some mega payouts near the end of spins when the meter is loaded with multipliers.
If you want to cut straight to the action, Extra Chilli has a feature drop, allowing players to buy the bonus directly. The cost to buy the free spins bonus varies, but it’s usually 50x (or more) your bet amount.
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