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Ventura County Man Wins Million Dollar Jackpot At Santa Barbara County Casino

Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:59am

A Ventura County man may suddenly find he has a lot of new best friends.

Jess Castillo won one of the largest slot machine jackpots in the history of the Chumash Casino, with a payout of just over a million dollars.

The 72 year old Ventura man bet the maximum three credits on a $5 dollar progressive slot machine, and three tens came up, giving him the win.

Castillo has played at the Santa Ynez Valley casino for the last three years, and has won some small jackpots, but nothing like this million dollar win.

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