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$1 million jackpot hits at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel

22 February 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- A Jasper County man turned a first-time visit into a $1,086,953.72 jackpot at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, the premier racing and gaming entertainment venue in southwest Louisiana, located less than five miles from the Texas state line.

Dustin B. hit the jackpot Saturday, February 20, at 12:40 a.m. on his very first trip to the Calcasieu Parish casino. His life-changing score was won on a quarter slot machine, located 50 paces from the casino's entrance.

Win or lose, the lucky player planned "only one more spin" before calling it a night. "I got hooked on this one game, but I’d decided to call it quits."

He’d had a long day, starting with work at 4:30 a.m. When he'd gotten an early reprieve, he planned to go fishing – until his fiancé suggested the casino instead. The outing had also included her cousin and mother, who were playing in various areas of the casino when Dustin scored.

Dustin plans to pay off bills with his winnings, as well as "make sure my kids and family have a comfortable life." He also has no plans to quit work, despite the 4:30 a.m. clock-ins.

"We are thrilled that this million dollar jackpot was won right here at Delta Downs," said Steve Kuypers, vice president and general manager at Delta Downs. "Delta Downs has some of the best payouts in Louisiana, and this is another prime example of a huge win for one of our guests."

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