The Luck of the Irish has made its presence known this month, as a very lucky and humble Guest struck a $1.1 Million Dollar jackpot Tuesday, March 10that Eagle Mountain Casino. Mrs. Harriet Mellinger of Shafter, Ca who is a regular casino guest, had her prayers come true as she hit the mega jackpot. Harriet had been playing the Million Degrees “Wild Jackpot Triple Blazing 7″s penny slot machine for about 3 hours when it hit its biggest jackpot to date. Harriet said she was drawn to the machine upon arrival and sat to play till her feeling was justified with the mega win!


Mellinger who is a waitress and a regular at Eagle Mountain Casino, said she needed a break and had a feeling that a trip to the Casino was needed. She made the trip alone as she often does, and said she realized she had won the jackpot when the million degrees lit up in circles. She counted them over and over, yep! All 9 triple blazing circles lit up her slot machine display and Harriet said she felt like she was going to pass out after realizing she won. Her reaction to her win was “shocked” and “Stunned” but yet “utterly grateful and blessed”. Harriet loves Eagle Mountain Casino and says “The staff here is so very friendly and tentative, I just love coming here”. “Thank you Lord”, “Thank you Casino”, “Thank you for the wonderful people here at Eagle Mountain Casino”. When asked what she planned to spend the money on, Harriet says she plans to spend her good fortune on Family needs.


“This is just another example of Eagle Mountain Casino continuing our tradition of being the Valley’s Best Bet when come to casino fun!” – Matthew Mingrone, General Manager.


Eagle Mountain Casino is a full service casino and is owned and operated by the Tule River Tribe. The casino features over 1200 slot machines and table games. The Casino also offers four dining options, the Buffet, Food Court, Yokuts Coffee House and the River Steakhouse. Eagle Mountain Casino is a short drive from Bakersfield or Visalia and is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.