Man Wins More Than $275,000 At Casino


April is probably going to be Damian Chavez's favorite month for a long time to come.

Chavez won $279,390.02 at the Mazatzal Casino Sunday, April 2. His big win was on the "Wheel of Fortune" themed slot machine, manufactured by IGT of Las Vegas, according to a press release.


Damian Chavez won more than $275,000 at the Mazatzal Casino April 2 playing the "Wheel of Fortune" themed quarter machine.

"This particular slot machine is a ‘wide area progressive,' in which slot machines at various locations throughout the state of Arizona accumulate a pooled jackpot," according to the release.

Chavez is a golf course worker, according to information from both the Mazatzal Casino and IGT. Phone calls were made by the Payson Roundup to the area's golf courses in an attempt to contact Chavez, but none have him listed among their employees.

Chavez reportedly was quitting his job because of his good fortune and planned to use some of the money to buy a house.

The prize was one of the bigger jackpots ever won at the casino, according to the press release.

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