SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - An 89-year old Point Loma woman recently won $307,287 playing a Wheel of Fortune® MegaJackpot® one-dollar machine at Barona Resort & Casino.

"The jackpot was a complete shock," said retired school teacher Diana Q. "I'd only been in the casino for about ten minutes and sat down at the machine to play. A couple of spins later, I was a big winner and it was such a surprise. I plan to have a lot of fun with the money."

The Wheel of Fortune® one-dollar progressive has a starting jackpot of $300,000 and features an exciting bonus spin that has come to be one of the favorite aspects of the game for players and fans alike. In order to win the MegaJackpot®, players attempt to line up the Wheel of Fortune® symbols on the machine's payline.

"Our players love our loose slots and progressive jackpots," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "We're thrilled to see Diana experience an exciting Barona moment."

Known as San Diego's loosest casino, Barona also has 2,000 slots and video poker machines. 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™, Chipless Baccarat™, Chipless Three-Card Poker and Chipless Blackjack™.

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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