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Photo: Falina R. of Chula Vista hit a $1.22 million jackpot on Sycuan Casino’s lucky Buffalo Grand slot machine on Wednesday.

June 3, 2016 (El Cajon) -- On Wednesday,  May 27, Chula Vista resident Falina R. turned pennies into $1.22 million while playing on Sycuan Casino’s Buffalo Grand slot machine. Unlike the popular theory that you have to play big to win big, Falina’s fortune was a result of a small bet on the lucky machine, which then hit the game’s huge progressive jackpot payout.

“Our guests have been on a hot streak lately,” said John Dinius, general manager at Sycuan Casino. “In March we had another $1.25 million winner and a few weeks later a $660,000 winner. The energy in the casino right now is incredible – and the amount of jackpots we’re handing out is extraordinary. We can’t wait to see who our next big winner is. It just takes one push of a button to change the entire course of a person’s day – or life!”

Sycuan Casino is home to 2,000 lucky slots and over 40 table games in both smoking and nonsmoking environments. The casino also offers a poker room, a wide variety of dining venues including Paipa’s buffet, GameDay Sports Bar & Grill and Wachena café, the 457-seat Live & Up Close entertainment venue and more.

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