Million Dollar Winner Believes Win Was Answer to Prayer

Alabama Resident Wins $1,165,115 After Asking God's Advice

Mar 03, 2016, 12:44 ET from Wind Creek Hospitality

MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery (WCM) confirms that Gloria L. of Birmingham, AL has won a jackpot worth $1,165,115. The win occurred while Gloria was playing the Million Degrees electronic bingo game.

Gloria says she and her husband have both been working two jobs to make ends meet for their three kids and the two others she has taken in to help raise. When her son asked her this past weekend if there was any way she could stay home instead of going to her second job this week, she told him that "it is in God's hands and He would have to make that decision". Gloria believes God gave a clear answer.

When the jackpot hit, Gloria was so shocked she could not even hold the phone. A gentleman playing next to her took her phone and dialed Gloria's husband's number. He kept patting her on the back telling her to breathe, he was not going to leave her. When casino staff arrived, she was answering their questions, and then turned to the gentleman to thank him—but he was gone. She asked if anyone had seen him and they told her that no one was sitting there. Gloria said he was her Guardian Angel.

Gloria plans to pay for her family, including her mom and mother-in-law to go on a cruise. She said they had never done anything like that and she wants to treat them to a great time. But her church will get their portion first. "I have a good car and my husband has an almost new truck; so I think we will just put the money back and enjoy being home with the kids at night and on weekends" Gloria explained.

WCM driver, John Kilpatrick, transported Gloria and her family home after the win. Kilpatrick says "I'm thankful to meet such a deserving person."

About Wind Creek Hospitality

Wind Creek Hospitality is an authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.  WCH manages the Tribes gaming facilities including: Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Atmore, Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka and Wind Creek Montgomery as well as racetracks in Alabama and Florida.          

The Poarch Creek Indians are descendants of a segment of the original Creek Nation, which once covered almost all of Alabama and Georgia. Unlike many eastern Indian tribes, the Poarch Creeks were not removed from their tribal lands and have lived together for almost 200 years in and around the reservation in Poarch, Alabama. The reservation is located eight miles northwest of Atmore, Alabama, in rural Escambia County, and 57 miles east of Mobile.       

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized Indian Tribe in the state of Alabama, operating as a sovereign nation with its own system of government and bylaws.  The Tribe operates a variety of economic enterprises, which employ hundreds of area residents.

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