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Player Wins Over Half a Million Dollar Jackpot at Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
The Pueblo of Santa Ana, N.M. – June 14, 2019

A player at Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, New Mexico’s Best Bet, is the property’s latest winner of one of the largest jackpots to be awarded in recent years. Bonnie A., a resident of Rio Rancho N.M., was playing the Buffalo Grand wide area progressive slot machine on the night of Wednesday, June 12, when she won an incredible $543,996.

“It’s always exciting when our players win and we could not be more thrilled to award Bonnie with her win of over half a million dollars,” said Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel Chief Executive Officer John Cirrincione. “Our number one goal is always to provide our guests with the best service and the ultimate gaming experience. This monumental win reinforces what our players already know, that we are ‘New Mexico’s Best Bet.’

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel 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.

This year marks the casino’s 26th year anniversary and Santa Ana Star is celebrating in a big way with its “$260,000 Birthday Bash” promotion. Now through July 6, Star Rewards members receive entries into the drawing for every 500 points earned. Additionally, The Star is giving away a 2019 Cadillac XT5 on Saturday, July 27. Star Rewards members receive entries for every 500 points earned now through July 27. 

For information about all that Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel has to offer, including our brand-new state-of-the-art hotel, award-winning restaurants, the best entertainment, and fun and exciting promotions, please call (505) 867-0000 or visit

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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