Chula Vista Man Wins $147,108 Playing Wheel of Fortune Progressive at Barona Resort & Casino

Second Jackpot in a Week Hits at the Happiest Casino on Earth

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - May 15, 2012) - 47-year-old Eric D. won a $147,108 jackpot playing the Wheel of Fortune® MegaJackpot® progressive at Barona Resort & Casino on Saturday. This most recent jackpot hit on the heels of a $1 million jackpot that struck just last week.

The Chula Vista resident and Club Barona member said that he was "euphoric" about the Saturday night prize and would use the winnings for his daughter's education and to make repairs around his house. And, after celebrating with Barona staff and excited onlookers, he accepted an invitation to stay the night in one of Barona's luxury suites and celebrate Mother's Day with his family on Sunday.

"The month of May has already proved to be a big month for winners at Barona," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "And, we are gearing up for the 'Golden Key Giveaway' -- one of our biggest promotions of the year -- that kicks off on May 21 and goes through June 28. So, there are going to be even more big winners in the weeks to come!"

Known as San Diego's loosest casino, Barona offers 2,000 slot and video poker machines, monitored by The Barona Loose Troop® to ensure they are the loosest around. Additionally, the casino features over 80 table games including Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean Stud, Barona Craps, Three-Card Poker, Four-Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Let It Ride, Baccarat and Barona Roulette, as well as the latest innovations in chipless gaming including Chipless Roulette Barona®, Chipless Baccarat Barona®, Chipless Three-Card Poker and Chipless Blackjack Barona®.

About Barona Resort & Casino
Barona Resort & Casino, a AAA Four Diamond rated property, blends the best of San Diego's leading resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas. LEED® Gold Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, Barona is San Diego's leading destination resort featuring 400 guest rooms and suites all with beautiful views of the Barona Valley, a variety of award-winning dining options, the AmBience Day Spa, a full-service events center and the 18-hole championship Barona Creek Golf Club, rated the 3rd best resort course in California by Golfweek magazine. For Barona Resort & Casino reservations and information, visit, or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662). You can also join Barona Resort & Casino on Facebook®, Twitter and YouTube today.

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Barona staff present Chula Vista resident Eric D. with a check for $147,108 after he won a jackpot playing the Wheel of Fortune(R) MegaJackpot(R) progressive at Barona Resort & Casino on Saturday.