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October 22, 2012 (Alpine) – A U.S. Navy veteran planning to retire soon hit a jackpot worth $501,430.49 on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at Viejas Casino.

The winner, who is from San Diego, chose to remain anonymous. He hit the early-retirement jackpot while playing a $1 Wheel of Fortune progressive slot machine on Saturday morning, October 13, at Viejas Casino.

The lucky veteran is a V Club member who said that he has six months until his scheduled retirement from the service. He had been playing on another slot machine – one of his favorites –but spotted the Wheel of Fortune slot machine when he got a bottle of water from a server...and decided to try his luck. It didn’t take long before he hit the big jackpot and his retirement nest egg instantly grew by over a half-million dollars.

“We’ve had other active and retired members of the military hit big jackpots and it always adds even more excitement to the casino floor because we have a special place in our hearts for our military guests,” said Viejas Casino General Manager Chris Kelley.

Viejas Casino offers a number of special promotions for members of the military every month. Each Friday, military guests (retired, active and reserve) and their immediate family members (dependents) can receive Free Play Cash; a special bingo package; a Viejas Outlets special; a discount at Viejas Bowl; a V Store discount and dining discounts.

For more information on Viejas Casino’s exciting promotions, events and dining specials, visit www.viejas.com or call -800-847-6537.


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