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Life-changing Jackpot Winner at Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
April 13, 2021

The Pueblo of Santa Ana, N.M. – April 13, 2021 – A player at Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, New Mexico’s Best Bet, is the latest winner of a whopping $767,493 jackpot. Chris T. from the local area, is celebrating his winnings after hitting a major jackpot at the Buffalo Grand wide area progressive slot machine. He was playing at The Star on the morning of Tuesday, April 13.

“Dreams really do come true and it is exciting to see our players win life-changing jackpots, especially with everything that has happened within the last year,” said The Star’s Chief Executive Officer John Cirrincione. “Since reopening, we have been thrilled to welcome back our guests, and this monumental win reinforces what our players already know, that we are ‘New Mexico’s Best Bet.’

The Star regularly strives to provide new ways for players to win and is delighted to award multiple jackpots on a daily basis. Members of the Star Rewards Program have a chance to win something each time they visit the casino but a jackpot of this magnitude is a significant amount of money which makes this event even more special.

About Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, located off Highway 550 at the Jemez Dam Road, is just minutes north of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. It was the first Indian casino to operate in New Mexico, opening its doors in 1993. Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel is “New Mexico’s Best Bet!” The Star offers a Vegas-style casino experience with an infusion of New Mexican charm. Reflecting the cultural authenticity and timelessness of the great southwest, it is an easily accessible regional destination for entertainment, excitement and good, old-fashioned value.

For more information contact: Paula Cronic at (505) 681-2949 or

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