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15 November 2013 - 6:07pm

Witnessed HUGE WIN at Land Casino!

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My oldest son and I had an errand to run last night, and we were close to our favorite land casino. We didn't have much money at all, but we had to stop in to get an order of their excellent fry bread to go (can never pass this up, lol, because not in the area very often).

There are two casinos on this same road, owned by the same tribe. One is called Mystic Lake, and it is a HUGE casino. They did not have drinking there for many years, but they just added two bars, and they already have like seven restaurants in that casino, to give you an idea of the size.

Before you hit Mystic, there is a smaller casino called Little Six. This casino is quite small, and they have one EXCELLENT restaurant.

They also have ONE CENT Wicked Winnings, whereas at Mystic you can only find two centers. I decided to try my hand on the Wickeds, playing only 25 cents per spin, because when I did that at Mille Lacs (Grand Casino) this summer, I won. I did not do well so I went and played Keno just to be able to play something (and the only one cent Outback Jack was taken) where I could play a while on little money. Neither of us planned to stay more than an hour.

Soon people were coming by reporting that someone had just won a huge jackpot. On our way to go order some fry bread to go and leave, we saw it with our own eyes. An older man who, with his wife, came out just for the TH prime rib special had sat down on a Hot Shot machine and won.......................are you ready?..........................$195,000!!!! His wife told me they are both old enough to be retired, yet due to helping their three children and grandchildren, they are both still working. It was unbelievable to me to even SEE an amount like that flashing across the screen, lol.

The woman was trying to call her children and no one would answer. They were also taking pics of the win, so hopefully someone will put it up on YouTube, and if I find it later, I will post it here.

So that was the excitement for the night. Wish it had been MY excitement, lol, but I RARELY play hotshot machines, so doubtful that would have been me. I have no idea what the minimum bet is on those machines or what he was betting when he won.

Oldest son and I decided that if the slots were not tight BEFORE (and they WERE) they would certainly be tight as tight now, so we grabbed our fry bread and ran. lol! Wink I left even from Keno, because we really weren't there to play last night: it was all about the fry bread. And for this couple, it ended up being MORE than all about the prime rib. haha! Smile

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15 November 2013 - 6:07pm
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Oh, and BTW: What is the biggest win YOU have ever witnessed at a land casino?

That is definitely mine.

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15 November 2013 - 9:38pm
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Wow, good for those people! We can't use our cell phones at the casinos here. They shut them off some how. I found out the hard way when boyfriend and I went to the casino together. We went to play different games and were going to call one another when we got done. When I went to call, I got a dead signal. Sad

That win would be exciting to see flashing across the screen. I have been there when people are hooting and hollering, but I don't think it was ever a huge win.

I'm glad some good came back to them since they were working to take care of others.

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17 November 2013 - 10:59pm
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That is such a great story and you even got to speak to the winners. Its good to hear that people who can really use the money were the ones lucky enough to hit it.

I like your reaction though .... no way thats going to happen twice in one night, lets get out of here! Joking

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18 November 2013 - 2:02pm
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Hope, that's awesome! I have never gotten to see anything hit big at a casino, but am hoping that one day I am so lucky that others will be talking about my massive strike.

That bread sounds amazing, btw! (As a chubby guy I had to go Google it and see what the fuss is about Smile )

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18 November 2013 - 9:35pm
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I had no idea what fry bread was but after looking it up it looks to a bit like naan bread, only fried. I bet it is delicious.

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19 November 2013 - 1:44pm
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I had no idea what fry bread was but after looking it up it looks to a bit like naan bread, only fried. I bet it is delicious.

Oh, it is sooo yummy, lol. My son actually made it for us once, years ago. They serve it with this blueberry type sauce, but I like it plain or even with a little powdered sugar. The BEST is when they make fry bread tacos. I have had them when I traveled to the Black Hills and when my Aunt would bring us to Pow Wows. They are just tacos, but instead of a tortilla they use the fry bread.

Thanks. Now I am hungry and craving fry bread again. lol Wink Tongue

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19 November 2013 - 11:34pm
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Hope, that's awesome! I have never gotten to see anything hit big at a casino, but am hoping that one day I am so lucky that others will be talking about my massive strike.

That bread sounds amazing, btw! (As a chubby guy I had to go Google it and see what the fuss is about Smile )

Read my response to CL-Ed about the Fry Bread, 'Slim. I am far from chubby, actually have to work hard to keep weight on, but I LOVE to eat. lol I have to learn how to make this, because my son made it several years ago, and if I recall it was not that difficult.

I agree better to be the one who hits big instead of witnessing those big wins. I always get just a little jealous and think, "if only...." but I have to be happy for them, too. And it WAS nice to see someone hit who truly seemed to need it and deserve it. Smile

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1 December 2013 - 8:17pm
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Here is a FRY BREAD RECIPE I found online. They also include how to make the fry bread tacos that are out of this world! I might try to make fry bread at home soon. I will definitely let you now if it turns out even close to the kind at Little Six.

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/10/indian-fry-bread-and-indian-t...

Here is one more. I am going to read if there is any difference in the ingredients and/or recipes.

http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/NavajoFryBread.htm

I have to stop now, because those photos are making me EXTREMELY hungry! Love lol

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8 January 2014 - 9:10pm
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now i am also want to it... just looked at photos. thank you Sad

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9 January 2014 - 9:26pm
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now i am also want to it... just looked at photos. thank you Sad

Lol, yes it is VERY tasty! I still haven't tried to make it at home, but I will definitely have to try soon.

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I entered our Minnesota Millionaire Raffle this year. They give out two-one million dollar prizes (many other prizes, including cash, trips, vehicles, shopping trips, and free groceries, etc) and they only sell in our state, so the odds are really good. They sell a limited number of tickets, too. The odds are like 1: 300,000 versus millions when we enter the nation wide lotteries like our Powerball and Megamillions. So I buy one ten-dollar ticket each year. I haven't won yet, but I wonder who did win this year. They draw for it on January 1st each year, and they start selling tickets a little after Thanksgiving.

I will have to look up who won soon and report back. I heard there were actually unclaimed CASH prizes from last year! Several 500 dollar prizes and one 25,000 dollar prize UNCLAIMED. I cannot imagine, as I check my ticket right away, lol. it is now too late to claim the prize, too, as they only have a few days over one year to claim the prize.

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10 January 2014 - 6:03pm
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someone became rich like a god ? Smile

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What luck is that to win a big prize, but lose the ticket or forget to claim it!

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12 January 2014 - 12:29am
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someone became rich like a god ? Smile

I guess you could say that, belaff. They say for some it becomes a curse, but I would like a chance to find out, lol!

Here they report the counties the winners are from. I live in Hennepin County. I will keep watching for any follow up stories:

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/01/02/2-big-winners-emerge-from-milli...

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What luck is that to win a big prize, but lose the ticket or forget to claim it!

Yeah, I often wonder what happens in these cases. Did the person pass away or just completely forget about the ticket or WHAT? I almost always check mine the day after the drawing for any ticket I purchase. That would be terrible to realize you had the winner when it was too late to claim it.

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Yeah, I often wonder what happens in these cases. Did the person pass away or just completely forget about the ticket or WHAT? I almost always check mine the day after the drawing for any ticket I purchase. That would be terrible to realize you had the winner when it was too late to claim it.

if i win million $ and forget to claim it... Oh, i can't imagine that, really just cant.

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I'm sooo glad an older couple who needed the money won it. Soo often I witness people who dont need it and arent happy when they win it... Its a great change to see good karma.

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I'm sooo glad an older couple who needed the money won it. Soo often I witness people who dont need it and arent happy when they win it... Its a great change to see good karma.

I hear you! People who do not get excited when they win drive me CRAZY! Lol Let someone grateful and someone who truly benefits win it all! Or worse, those who put it all right back. Ugh. I mean put a little back to try to win, but then TAKE THE MONEY and run. A while back I watched a guy put 700 dollars back into the Wicked Winnings slot. Not sure what he thought he could hit beyond that. And he actually acted surprised that the machine took it. Double UGH. lol

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