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Making dreams a wheel-ality

5 February 2008

UNCASVILLE, Connecticut -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- For many players who visit Mohegan Sun, a simple walk around the property may entail a delicious meal from one of the 30-plus restaurants the world-renowned casino has to offer. Others may walk around and admire the sights and sounds of one of the largest gaming facilities in the world. For one player, a walk around the casino turned into the walk of her dreams: in the amount of $116,987.00.

Annemarie Archambault, of Norwich, CT, is a former Mohegan Sun Employee who retired from the Accounts Payable Department just under two years ago. She was just walking by last Saturday, February 2, 2008 when she noticed an unoccupied Wheel of Fortune slot machine in Casino of the Earth. Within a blink of an eye she sat down and began to play; $2.25 later, there would be a lot more blinking.

"I thought I just won $1,000, when I realized how much I won, I was speechless," said Annemarie. She and her husband can now begin planning a vacation to Ireland, a trip Annemarie once thought would only be a dream and can now be a reality. When asked if she was going to take the trip to Ireland, she responded, "It's definitely something we are looking into." Whatever Annemarie is looking at, it's a winner.

Mohegan Sun is one of the busiest casinos when it comes to MegaJackpot. payouts. Since 1995 the casino has paid out over $98.3 million in MegaJackpot. prize money. This is the second largest jackpot win of the year at Mohegan Sun, the first jackpot awarded in January, hit for $247,762.

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 mohegansun.com.

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