Onion Lake man latest SIGA millionaire
- EFN Staff | June 12, 2018
A man from Onion Lake Cree Nation won the Dakota Dunes Casino largest jackpot last week. Marlon Weekusk hit the top tier progressive playing the Smoke Signals machine and won $1,822,621.97 on June 6th. The new millionaire was in shock and disbelief after he won the largest jackpot in the casino’s history. He already made plans on what he wants to do with his money.
“I plan to help my parents, buy a home, and travel. I will be travelling over the next couple of months and I want to help out my family,” said Weekusk in a media release.
The Onion Lake welder is the 9th person to hit the Smoke Signals progressive which to date, a total of $13,282,015.44 has been paid out.
General Manager Gary Daniels said this is the third Smoke Signals jackpot won for over a million dollars at Dakota Dunes Casino.
“Congratulations to Marlon!” said Daniels. “You can feel the excitement growing among the local community and casino staff as the jackpot increases, because it is going to pay out before it hits $2,000,000. It’s great to be part of these life-changing events. We’re happy to have one of our patrons walk out of our casino with the biggest jackpot in Dakota Dunes Casino history.”
Smoke Signals is a SIGA-wide progressive jackpot that links 52 slot machines at all six casinos. There are three mystery jackpot tiers that increase over time, with specific starting and ending prize values. The largest mystery jackpot has a minimum value of $1,000,000 and pays out before it hits $2,000,000. Each time a patron plays a Smoke Signals slot machine, any of the jackpots could be triggered.
“On behalf of SIGA’s Board of Directors, management and staff, I would like to formally welcome Mr. Weekusk to SIGA’s millionaire club,” said SIGA President and CEO Zane Hansen.
The Smoke Signals jackpot has been reset to one million dollars and can be won at any time.