Casino Winners

Holiday Weekend Brings Big Celebrations For Winners During Pechanga Slot Play

– Fast and Quick Winnings on a $.01 Machine and In Less Than Five Minutes –

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Anna Clores won $61,315.53 on Buffalo Stampede

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Sept. 08, 2014) – With Labor Day celebrations coming to a close, two lucky slot players ended the holiday weekend with big win jackpots at Pechanga Resort and Casino. Both winners struck it rich on Monday, Sept. 1, on their favorite casino floor slot machines. Anna Clores of Cerritos was playing on her lucky “Buffalo Stampede” slot when she hit the jackpot. “I just thought to myself, it’s about time!” said Clores. She had been playing at the casino on the prior Friday and Saturday, always at her favorite machine. “I enjoy the Buffalo Stampede machine so much that I’ve suggested the casino add more of the same slot. It’s really popular and it’s my favorite one, especially now, I feel so lucky here!” Clores won $61,315.53 and was amazed to win such a big jackpot on such a $.01 machine. “When I realized I had won big, I thought it was probably not really too much, since it was a penny slot, but then I saw how much the jackpot was and I couldn’t believe it!”

William Ruane won $72.000 on Triple Stars

William Ruane won $72.000 on Triple Stars

El Segundo resident William Ruane also won big during the holiday weekend, hitting the jackpot with $72,000 in winnings. He had been playing on a “Triple Stars” machine and was shocked when he hit the jackpot after less than five minutes of play. “Pechanga is such a lucky place and I’ll be playing again with my winnings,” Ruane said.

Pechanga Resort & Casino makes winners out of players every day. Anyone can see the latest jackpots at www.AlwaysMoreWinners.com. You could be next.

Big “Mini” Winner at V.I.P. Major Mini Cooper Car Giveaway

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Teresa Castro – Mini Cooper Winner!

TEMECULA, Calif. – (August 26, 2014) – Being a Pechanga Resort and Casino Club Member has major – and “mini” – perks, as casino goer Teresa Castro recently discovered. The Temple City, Calif., resident won big with a brand new Mini Cooper in the casino’s recent “V.I.P. Major Mini Car Giveaway.” Castro is a frequent visitor to Pechanga Resort and Casino and was entered to win the Mini Cooper car raffle after swiping her Pechanga Club Card in the special promotion. “I was surprised and very lucky that day! Pechanga is very nice, the people are very friendly and it’s a very lucky place,” said Castro after being announced as the winner. Read More

Temecula Woman Wins Bingo Birthday Present

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Anna DeCroix Wins $5,810 at Pechanga Bingo

TEMECULA, Calif. – (August 5, 2014) – Pechanga Bingo congratulates its latest big winner, Anna DeCroix, who shook as she was paid $5,810 in $100 bills following the matinee session on a recent Monday. Her birthday rolled around a week earlier and her jackpot is her present to herself. Never having played bingo before her brother and sister in law convinced her to come to Pechanga Bingo a few months ago, Anna says she now plays several times a week. “I’ve never won anything like this in my whole life,” the Spanish and Puerto Rican transplant said. “I thought I might have won about $500 but it wasn’t until the cashier came over to me and began counting out all the money that I realized it was into the thousands.” She posed with her cash stack by the giant bingo blower inside the 700-seat, state of the art facility. Read More

4 Bingo Winners Take Home $82K in 3 Weeks

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Big Winners at Pechanga Bingo

TEMECULA, Calif. – (June 27 2014) – Four bingo winners took home more than $82,000.00 in jackpots within three weeks after playing at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Pechanga Bingo has blown out big jackpots many times since opening on July 4, 2013, but four in 21 days is remarkable anywhere. The winners, all from Southern California, won progressive jackpots inside the comfortable and modern, 700-seat Pechanga Bingo facility.

The most recent big win, a bingo scored by Theodore Tyler of Murrieta, Calif., totaled $11,128. Tyler came into Pechanga Bingo for the matinee session on Monday, June 9 and played in a “Pick 8s in 18” and thrilled himself by getting a bingo. The jackpot prize for this uncommon bingo game carried a progressive amount of $11,128.00. “I’m not sure right now what I’ll do with my windfall, but I’m going to enjoy my summer some more,” he told Pechanga Bingo staff.

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Debra K Won $28,917 at Pechanga Bingo

On May 31, Debra K. from San Marcos, Calif. sat down inside Pechanga Bingo for the evening session and played for five minutes. The shipping supervisor bought in for $65 and in a matter of minutes, called “Bingo!” and realized she had triggered the progressive jackpot for $28,917.00. “I kind of had this weird feeling when I came into the bingo facility, almost like my hands were itching. Some said that means you’re going to get money. I guess they were right.” She says she plans to save some of the winnings and will give some to charity.

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Flight Paramedic Crowned Poker Champ

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Dustin Skarra Wins RiverCard Competition at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (May 1, 2014) – Two full days of poker at Pechanga Resort & Casino proved profitable for 60 top players. RiverCard® and the Pechanga Poker Room hosted the “Quest for the Cup” tournament April 25 and 26. After the two full days of competition, Dustin Skarra of San Diego, Calif., emerged the winner ahead of 409 other contenders. He took home the first place prize of $22,140 in the $50,000 guarantee event. Buy-in was $200 + $35. Skarra, a flight paramedic, told the staff this is the most excited he has ever been playing poker. The second place player, Frank Lewis of Anza, Calif., took home about half of Skarra’s take at $11,890. The top 10 winners received payouts. Read More

Oregon Window Washer Wipes Up $100K Jackpot

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Robert Stonecipher Wins at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (April 29, 2014) – During a recent trip to Southern California, Robert Stonecipher stopped into Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula. The window washer from Grants Pass, Ore. spotted a $10 Bonus Time slot machine and decided to try his luck for a few minutes. Exactly three minutes and $60 later, Stonecipher started wondering what was happening as the bells on the slot machine began sounding. “I thought I won something but I had no idea how much,” he said. “I had to look at the chart at the top of the machine, and I kept doing the math until I finally got it. Wow, one hundred thousand dollars!” he repeated to himself. A crowd of onlookers in the casino congratulated him as he smiled big for pictures holding an oversized check. Also an avid golfer who enjoys playing the course at Pechanga, the Oregon resident says he plans to put a down payment on a house in his home state.

Winners are made at Pechanga every day. See the latest jackpots at www.AlwaysMoreWinners.com. You could be next. Players must be 21 or older.

2 Winners Drive Off in Mini Coopers at Pechanga

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Linda Kittle Won the 1st of 2 Mini Coopers

Temecula, Calif. (March 4, 2014) Two lucky winners in one week drove home in sporty Mini Coopers from Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula. Linda Kittle of San Fernando and Tung Tran of Murrieta, Calif. both won in two separate drawings as part of the Lunar New Year celebration at the resort/casino. Out of thousands of entries in the drawing drum, Linda Kittle emerged the winner of the February 21 drawing and Tung Tran came forward more automotive endowed at the February 28 event.   Continue reading

Pennies Turn Into Quarter Mil for Anaheim Winner

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$295K Winner Natosha Heard Smiles for the Camera

TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 4, 2014) – Single mother of a four-year-old girl, Natosha Heard, had been having some bad luck the last few months. The transmission on her unreliable car had died and she was driving a rental car. Payments for the rental car and other bills had begun to pile up. On Sunday, March 2, she managed to get a day off from tending to patients and health care providers as a health care insurance representative. She opted to spend some time playing a $0.01 “Let’s Make a Deal” slot machine at Pechanga Resort & Casino. It was getting late in the afternoon and before she was about to drive home to Anaheim, she took the slot machine reels for one more spin. In less than one second, lights began flashing, bells began ringing, and Natosha began screaming. She hit the winning combination to score the progressive jackpot worth $295,423.30.

Click HERE to see her story in the Orange County Register.

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First Timer’s Luck Follows Bingo Player To Pechanga Resort & Casino

– San Diego County Woman Wins $54,148.00 at State-of-the-Art Bingo Facility –

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Oct. 28, 2013) – Registered nurse Merrilie Rousseau of San Marcos, Calif. has some fellow bingo enthusiast friends to thank for recommending she go to Pechanga Resort & Casino to play on a recent weekend.

Pechanga Bingo WinnerThe medical professional decided to hang up her stethoscope on Saturday, October 19 and made the 25 minute drive to check out the new bingo facility and the resort/casino for the very first time. Seated for the evening bingo session, Merrilie had been playing the $80 electronic bingo package for about 30 minutes when she realized she hit a bingo. She called it out, but then, green lights began flashing. In addition to getting a bingo, the San Diego County nurse also triggered the Green MP Bingo® progressive jackpot which stood at $54, 418.00. Merrilie said she could not believe her good luck. “I had heard from my bingo friends that Pechanga was a fun and comfortable place to play bingo,” said Merrilie. “I think they may be a little mad that I won this jackpot my very first time here. Seriously, they’re happy for me, though.” Read More

CHP Officer Scores Arresting Win At Pechanga Resort & Casino

TEMECULA, Calif. (June 10, 2013) – Normally California Highway Patrol officers ask others for their licenses and registration. Sunday, June 9, however, it was highway patrolman Brett Mollers of Temecula, Calif. who was handing over his license to Pechanga Resort & Casino slot staff. Casino officials verified Brett won $106,279.50 on a 5 Times Ten Times Pay machine. Read More