ALLIANCE MAN WINS MILLION DOLLARS ON SLOTS AT PRAIRIE WINDS CASINO

Posted 2 years ago

By John Axtell

Prairie Wind Casino LogoAn Alliance man got an extra special Valentine’s Day gift this year as he won over a million dollars on a slot machine at the Prairie Wind Casino on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Gordon “Bud” Thompson says he was waiting for his wife of 60 years, Donna, after they’d been playing for a while on Valentine’s Day when he decided to try a few spins on a progressive machine…the 3-reel stepper “Freedom Rings.”

Commotion ensued, but Thompson says he didn’t realize what had happened right away…and was ecstatic when he learned he’d won a million dollars…$1.037, 375.93 to be exact.

A loyal customer of Prairie Winds for the past 18 years, Thompson says a family meeting will decide how they spend the month…adding that his wife, 3 sons, 12 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren are extremely excited and amazed by his over a million dollar win.