The Big Prize is accumulated by taking a small percentage of each bet and putting it into the progressive pot until someone gets the requisite five wild symbols. The percentage taken is up to 3% but never more. By operating the jackpot in this way Playtech can continue to offer value for money on standard line wins and feature round prizes whilst still ensuring there’s plenty on offer for the next progressive winner.
Be aware that to qualify for the progressive jackpot you need to bet the maximum amount on all 20 lines, so we’d recommend doing this as a default tactic at all times as the thought of landing all five wild symbols but not on a payline you selected, or – even worse – landing them on a valid payline having not bet the maximum wager is too much to bear!
Once somebody wins the progressive jackpot it doesn’t default back to zero. The operators will have kept some cash back to seed it again, which is how all progressive jackpots work. In the case of Beach Life, it defaults to 100,000 times coin size, which will therefore mean it’s dependent on each individual casino’s coin size settings.