FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2014
Media Contact: Tony Astran Publicity Manager Seneca Gaming Corporation Phone: 716-501-2066 E-mail: TAstran@SenecaCasinos.com
LUCKY KENMORE, N.Y. PLAYER WINS $712,784 JACKPOT AT SENECA NIAGARA CASINO & HOTEL NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – It was a Mother’s Day miracle at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel this past weekend. A player from Western New York won a progressive jackpot of $712,784 on Sunday, May 11 on an International Game Technology (IGT) MegaJackpots® Wheel of Fortune® Double Diamond® dollar slot machine. The lucky pull occurred at 5:29 p.m. just outside STIR, the casino’s new high-energy feature bar and lounge.
The player, identified as Frank C. of Kenmore, N.Y., placed a maximum bet of $3 and hit three Wheel of Fortune symbols on the payout line. The large progressive amount is linked to games at multiple Native American-owned casinos in the Northeast region. “My wife and I went out to lunch for Mother’s Day, and she wanted to stop at the casino afterwards,” Frank said. “In between, we visited my parents at the cemetery. I placed their wedding photo on top of their tombstone, gave it a light rub, and asked my mother for a little bit of luck at the casino. I felt calm and relaxed the rest of the day, even as that amazing jackpot hit.”