Indiana Woman Strikes It Rich at Fitz Casino & Hotel, Tunica

Jul 02, 2013, 17:27 ET from Fitz Casino & Hotel, Tunica

TUNICA, Miss., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A 74-year-old woman from West Baden, Indiana has more than 8 million new reasons to smile.



On Friday, June 28, Brunhilde C. hit the jackpot of a lifetime at the Fitz Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.  Brunhilde, a frequent Fitz patron, won a jackpot worth $8,316,562.59 as she played a 25-cent statewide progressive Wheel of Fortune® machine.  

Brunhilde, who is retired, was stunned when she hit the jackpot. "At first, I thought 'Oh, I think I won! Did I win?'"

The new multi-millionaire plans to use some of her winnings on college tuition for her grandchildren. She'd also like a new kitchen.

"The Fitz' motto is 'Luck Lives Here,'" said Rick Casagrande, Executive Director of Marketing for Fitz Casino & Hotel. "Brunhilde is the latest example, an 8 million dollar example, that it certainly does!"

This is among the largest MegaJackpots® to be won in the state of Mississippi.

About the Fitz Casino & Hotel, Tunica

The Fitz Casino & Hotel, Tunica is located at 711 Lucky Lane in Tunica Resorts, MS. The casino hosts more than 1,200 slot machines, 30 table games and a friendly casino staff.  Fitzgeralds offers the newest slot products available as well as the standard favorites. The gaming action at Fitzgeralds provides non-stop excitement with traditional games as well as some of the most innovative games available in the market. More information is available at
The Fitz.....Luck Lives Here!

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