Local man win’s Lucky Eagle’s Birthday Bash Grand Prize two weeks before his wedding date
ROCHESTER, WA, 7/2/2012 — Richard of Centralia, WA, was playing “Xerxes” one of his favorite slot machines at the Lucky Eagle Casino’s $17,000 Birthday Bash on Saturday, June 30th when luck happened!
“I’ll take you home in an hour, after I win my five grand!” is what he jokingly told his fiancé when she wanted to leave earlier at 7:30pm, and it’s a safe bet she was happy he stuck around.
Only 14 days before his wedding day, a completely stunned, Richard heard his name announced on the overhead speakers and saw his name appear on all of Lucky Eagle’s winner’s screens, declaring him the $17,000 Birthday Bash Grand Prize Winner. Richard, now $5,000 richer, said he can’t even repeat the first words that flew out of his mouth when he realized he actually won, but expressed he will never forget the lucky moment it happened.
It was a dream come true for Richard, who stated his fiancé has three children who will become part of his family in two weeks, and although he’s been spending most of his money preparing for his upcoming nuptials, what he really wished he could purchase for his growing family is a van. Now, he will put some of his winnings towards their honeymoon in Seaside, Oregon, and the rest will go towards the down payment on a van for his new family.
“I feel really blessed, and I am happier now than I can ever remember,” Richard said. “I plan on visiting the Lucky Eagle again soon, probably sometime this week!”