SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2009) - Red Hawk Casino announced today that Sandi M., a Rewards Club member from the San Francisco Bay Area, won a $1,803,050 jackpot on Monday, April 20, the largest jackpot paid out by a Northern California casino in the state's history.

Sandi M. regularly visits Red Hawk Casino with her two best friends to play the wide-area progressive jackpots. She played Fa Fa Fa Fortune King™, an Aristocrat Technologies penny slot machine, on Sunday, April 19, while qualifying for the "100 Chances to Score" a Cadillac® CTS giveaway. She returned to Red Hawk Casino on Monday, April 20, to try her luck on the same slot machine and hit the Hyperlink® progressive jackpot for $1.8 million after inserting only $20.

Sandi said that she plans to donate a portion of her winnings to her local food bank, and will take a vacation to Florida to surprise her mother. When describing the moment that she won the life-changing jackpot, Sandi said, "I put the first $20 in the machine and then all of a sudden there it was. I stared at the machine, called my friend over, and then I started shaking. I've never had something like this happen. Red Hawk Casino is definitely my favorite."

"We are thrilled that Sandi's life-changing jackpot is the largest in Northern California's history," said Peter Fordham, General Manager of Red Hawk Casino. "With five players each having won jackpots in excess of $100,000 in the past four months, and a $1 million winner named during our Grand Opening Celebration, Red Hawk Casino is home to Northern California's biggest winners."

Red Hawk Casino has games linked to several multi-state Native American progressive gaming networks, which offer some of the highest jackpots in the Sacramento region. Top awards on these games continue to grow as coins are played anywhere within the network of linked games and the progressive jackpots can be won at any casino on the link.

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About Red Hawk Casino

Red Hawk Casino is owned by the Shingle Springs Tribal Gaming Authority, an instrumentality of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. It is located off the Red Hawk Parkway exit of Highway 50, just 10 minutes east of Folsom. Red Hawk Casino is managed by Lakes Entertainment, Inc. and blends a full complement of gaming excitement with the natural beauty of Northern California. Red Hawk Casino features approximately 2,100 slot machines, 75 table games, six restaurants, four bars, and lighted, covered parking. Please play responsibly. You must be 21 years of age to gamble. More information can be found at

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