U.S. Navy Veteran Wins over $500,000 on Slot Machine at Viejas Casino

SAN DIEGO--()--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.

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.

For more information on Viejas Casino’s exciting promotions, events and dining specials, visit www.viejas.com or call 1-800-847-6537.

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. For more information, visit www.viejas.com or call 1-800-847-6537.

Contacts

Viejas Casino & Outlets
Robert Scheid, 619-922-9736
rscheid@viejas.com

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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.

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Contacts

Viejas Casino & Outlets
Robert Scheid, 619-922-9736
rscheid@viejas.com