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Minor Jackpot

In the context of slot machine gambling, a minor jackpot is the smallest or second smallest jackpot players can find at a slot. As it is one of the most commonly awarded of the machine’s grand prizes, it is not uncommon for experienced slot players to have won dozens of them during their careers. Much like their bigger siblings, minor jackpots can be either fixed or progressive in nature. In progressive slots, they usually start at either $100 or $1,000.

Hierarchy of Slot Machine Jackpots

In general, developers typically use the following hierarchy to categorize their jackpots:

  1. Grand / Mega Jackpot. Often starts at either $100,000 or $1,000,000 and has no upper ceiling.
  2. Major Jackpot. Second largest prize. May start at $10,000 or $100,000 in progressive machines.
  3. Minor Jackpot. The second most commonly awarded prize. In progressive slots, it often starts at $100 or $1,000
  4. Mini Jackpot. The smallest and most common type of jackpot. In progressive machines, it often starts at as little as $10.

Minor Jackpot:

  • The smallest or second smallest jackpot in a slot.
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