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College student wins millions

21 February 2008

UNCASVILLE, Connecticut -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Looking for a reason to visit Mohegan Sun? Shana Kelley, the latest multi-million dollar winner from Somerville, Massachusetts, can give you at least 3.5 million.

During a family visit over President's Day weekend, the 21-year-old college student decided to test her luck at her favorite slot machine, a Progressive Wheel of Fortune Special Edition. After investing $100.00, Kelley hit it big, winning just over $3.5 million.

"I did not realize I won millions, I thought it was thousands," said Kelley. "I started to shake, [my] mom was going nuts!" Kelley plans to finish college and will invest part of her new-found fortune in a home.

Kelley's win was the third jackpot of the month and is currently the largest payout of the year. Mohegan Sun has already awarded almost $6 million in MegaJackpot. prize money in 2008 and is one of the busiest gaming facilities in terms of MegaJackpot. payouts. Since opening in 1996, Mohegan Sun has paid out over $100 million in MegaJackpot. prizes.

Under a current gaming compact with the State of Connecticut, Mohegan Sun gives the state 25-percent of the monthly slot revenue. After the completion of its Project Horizon expansion in 2010, Mohegan Sun will be home to over 7,600 slot machines.

Mohegan Sun is currently in the midst of Project Horizon - a multi-million dollar expansion that calls for a new 922-room hotel, featuring 261 House of Blues-themed rooms and an exclusive members-only House of Blues Foundation Room. The expansion also includes approximately 115,000 square feet of additional retail and restaurant space, and a new 64,000 square-foot Casino of the Wind. Upon full completion in 2010, Project Horizon is expected to add more than 1.4 million square feet to Mohegan Sun's existing structure.

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting

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