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Bingo Player Scores Big Birthday Jackpot

12.15.14 KIMBERLY FIELD $18386

Kimberly F. Wins $18386 at Pechanga Bingo

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Dec. 17, 2014) – Oceanside, Calif. resident Kimberly Field stopped into Pechanga Resort & Casino to play bingo on a recent Monday as a pre-celebration to her upcoming birthday. Kimberly brought birthday luck with her that day and won big, scoring a progressive jackpot worth $18,386.00 just in time for her birthday and the holidays.

She came to Pechanga Bingo with some family and friends to play in the matinee session that afternoon. The group was really just looking to have some fun and enjoy one another’s company. When she realized she had the last number to make BINGO, she said she could not believe what she saw. A few moments later, she realized she hit the progressive jackpot which earned her nearly $20,000 in birthday cash. “O-M-G! O-M-G!” she repeated over and over. With her family and friends nearby to cheer her on and congratulate her, she said she could not have been happier. The former x-ray technician told Pechanga staff Kimberly said she is currently writing a romance novel and plans to use some of her winnings to attend a writers’ conference in 2015.  Read More

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

Teresa Castro - Mini Cooper Winner!

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

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

So Cal Teacher Shows Off New Hybrid at School

Prius Winner-Dan Baker

Pechanga Poker Prius Winner

TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 31, 2014) – Dan Baker of Wildomar, Calif. will be celebrating spring and adding fewer carbon emissions to the environment thanks to the brand new car he won in the Spring Fling Car Giveaway at the Pechanga Resort & Casino Poker Room. Baker, a teacher, smiled from ear to ear as he sat inside his new 2014 Toyota Prius worth more than $25,000.00 and posed for pictures. Pechanga Poker players qualified for the car drawing during the two days prior to the winner being selected. Drawings were held every 30 minutes for 10 hours each day. Each hour, two winners pocketed $200 (total of $8,000 in cash prizes) and were entered to win the sporty hybrid. After the stroke of midnight on Friday, March 28, the grand finale drawing was held in the Pechanga Poker Room. Dan Baker said he could not believe his ears when the announcer called his name. Read More

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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