SAN DIEGO, California -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- 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 over the weekend.
“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”
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 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.
About Viejas Casino
Located at I-8 and Willows Road east of San Diego, Viejas Casino features thousands of slot machines; exciting table games including Blackjack, Baccarat and Pai Gow; a poker room; a new high-stakes bingo room; and an off-track betting facility. Viejas Casino features a variety of restaurants including the award-winning Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet and The Café. The beautiful Viejas Outlet Center, located right across the street, offers visitors a unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries, Viejas Bowl and, opening in November, Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink.
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