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Lucky Lady is ``Won'' in a Million; Million Dollar Megajackpot Hits At San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino.

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HIGHLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 3, 2001

A lucky woman must feel like a million bucks after winning $1.2 million playing Wheel of Fortune(R) Dollars, Saturday, June 30, at San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in Highland.

The jackpot is the third Megajackpot(TM) to hit since the casino's new slot area opened in May 2001, and the largest progressive jackpot to hit at San Manuel this year. Thanks to Wheel of Fortune(R) Dollars, the winner's dreams of early retirement with her own shiny new set of wheels and a new home will finally come true.

"We are very excited to have our first Wheel of Fortune Megajackpot(TM) million dollar winner. Since May 15, 2001, when our new slot area opened, we have had 3 Megajackpot(TM) winners, but none this large," said Ron Mastandrea, General Manager. "We're pleased that our new slots are so popular with our customers and we hope to see many more winners in coming months."

San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino was established in 1986 and has given away more than $1.3 billion since its opening. The casino offers more than 100,000 square feet of gaming including 2,000 slot machines live blackjack, live poker, high stakes bingo and live entertainment. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, San Manuel offers the new EZ Pay(TM) "Ticket In/Ticket Out" system for the convenience of slot players.

For further information, call 800/359-2464 or visit the Web site at www.sanmanuel.com. The casino is located in Highland, Calif., off the I-10 West at Junction 30 and Highland Ave.

Wheel of Fortune(R) Dollars was developed by IGT(R) of Reno, Nev., the world leader in the manufacture of gaming machines and proprietary software for progressive gaming systems. Sodak Gaming Inc. is the leading distributor of IGT(R) slot machines and progressive systems on tribal lands and manages the Native American Progressive Systems from its headquarters in Rapid City, S.D. For more information on IGT(R), visit the company Web site at www.IGT.com.
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