A lucky Mariposa man, identified only as Russell J., struck gold at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino Tuesday, winning $741,022 on a $100 bet at the Aristocrat’s Buffalo Grand slot machine.
The machine was new, officials said in a release, as it was installed at the casino June 21.
Russell, described as a loyal guest of the casino and a rewards member for 13 years, said he plans to use the money as a supplement on his retirement savings.
“This was a win not just for Russell, but also for Chukchansi,” said Bryan Martin, general manager at the casino. “It’s always a thrill when our loyal customers hit it big ... On behalf of our 1,000 team members, I offer Russell our sincerest congratulations and also many thanks for his loyalty to our property.”