A Lashburn farmer and his wife have joined the millionaire’s club after he made a trip to the Gold Horse Casino.
On Wednesday Nov. 2, Dwaine Haduik, after about an hour at the machine, won the Smoke Signals for $1,760,059.18.
Haduik says they are still grappling with the shock as he has never won anything before – then he had to tell his wife.
“She didn’t believe me. I had to send her a picture. Yeah. It’s real.”
Haduik says he intends to continue farming as they look at options and try to determine their next steps.
Lionel Tootoosis senior vice president of operations with the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is expressing delight at minting another millionaire in Saskatchewan via Smoke Signals.
“It’s our top tier progressive at the Gold Horse Casino and at SIGA. It’s one of our signature products that we have had within SIGA for many years. To date this Smoke Signals has given away $55 million over the years. So it’s really great to see another millionaire being made in the province.”
SIGA has launched its online platform playnow.com this week and Tootoosis noted that as non-profit, SIGA gives 50 per cent of its profits to the First Nations Trust, 25 per cent goes to the local community development and 25 per cent to the province.