Woman Wins $1.3M at Idaho Casino
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (KTVB) -- A woman won the $1.3 million jackpot Friday at the Coeur d'Alene casino.
Employees said the woman is retired and a regular at the casino. She has been frequenting the casino since it's early days of putting on bingo.
"I love my casino. I love, love, love it," said the winner who wishes to remain anonymous. "It's been my home away from home and the employees I've known have always been special."
It is the largest award ever given out at that casino or in the region.
The woman hit the jackpot at a "Friends" themed electronic game.
"We will never be sure who is more excited about this, the winner or our staff," said Chief Executive Officer Dave Matheson. "A win for her is a win for all of us. And that's exactly how it feels."
The winner describes herself as a huge Gonzaga University basketball fan so she said she will likely spend a lot of the money on attending more home games.
"I won't want this kind of money to be just sitting there to be spent," she said. "I want a good portion of it to go somewhere it will do some good. As for me, I would like to see Paris again."