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Million Dollar Jackpot Awarded at Northern Lights Casino – $1,159,434.80

Saskatoon, SK – The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is pleased to announce the largest prize ever to be received from a SIGA Casino, after one of our players won the Smoke Signals progressive slot jackpot on March 6, 2014 at Northern Lights Casino in Prince Albert.

“We are very excited to present this landmark payout to one of our lucky patrons,” says Zane Hansen, President and CEO of SIGA. “The excitement this jackpot has generated at our casinos has been tremendous. On behalf of SIGA, I would like to congratulate Doris Staflund on her big win!”

Doris Staflund, is a registered nurse from Prince Albert, SK and she was at the Northern Lights Casino on her way home from an appointment when she decided to stop in and play $20. She hit the $1,159,434.80 jackpot!

“SIGA Casinos have added one more millionaire to the province with this Smoke Signals Jackpot win of $1,159,434.80. This is a historical jackpot for both SIGA Casinos and Saskatchewan as it is one of the largest slot machine prizes ever won here.”
– Richard Ahenakew, General Manager of the Northern Lights Casino

The last time SIGA had a payout close to this size was in 2011 at the Painted Hand Casino in Yorkton. A retired farmer from the small town of Canora, SK won $985,969.

Smoke Signals is SIGA’s largest progressive jackpot. It is a wide-area progressive that links slot machines from all six SIGA casinos. It starts at $250,000 and builds (“progresses”) as people play, until someone wins the major jackpot.

In the spring of 2014 patrons will see the renewal of 44 existing machines that make up the Smoke Signals bank, and see a change in the physical structure of the Smoke Signal progressives. For patrons this will mean new exciting games and the opportunity to leave our casinos winning big.

The jackpot can be won at any of the SIGA casinos:

 Bear Claw Casino & Hotel (White Bear First Nation) near Carlyle
 Dakota Dunes Casino (Whitecap Dakota First Nation) near Saskatoon
 Gold Eagle Casino (Mosquito First Nation) in North Battleford
 Living Sky Casino (Nekaneet First Nation) in Swift Current
 Northern Lights Casino (Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation) in Prince Albert
 Painted Hand Casino (Kahkewistahaw First Nation) in Yorkton


For more information, please contact:

Richard Ahenakew, General Manager
Northern Lights Casino, Prince Albert


Shannon Cossette
Director of Communications and Media Releations
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority



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