Cash for Life hits,
overdue in NV

Jun 1, 2004 2:24 AM

Bally Gaming and Systems announced last week that the fourth Cash For Life national progressive slot jackpot hit on Monday, May 24 at the Grand Casino Coushatta in Kinder, Mississippi.

The jackpot is the second straight Cash For Life progressive payout to hit at the Grand Casino Coushatta since April 21. It is the fourth hit of the Cash For Life jackpot nationwide in the last four months and the third hit since mid-April in the Mississippi Gulf Coast and south-Louisiana areas.

Linda Baker Andrews, a 60-year-old retiree from Nacogdoches, Texas, won the life-changing jackpot of $1,090,148.64 on a $1 Cash For Life Blues Brothersâ„¡ slot machine. A fairly frequent visitor to the casino, Andrews said she has a system for how she plays the machines. "I move to the left each time I feel a machine’s not responding as I’d like," she said.

Andrews admits she simply stared as the winning symbols lined up. "My first thought was, ”˜something is not right here,’" she explained.

She and her husband Robert K. Andrews visit the Grand Casino Coushatta about 10 times a year. The winnings from this major jackpot, the first one she has ever won, will be used for improving the couple’s current lifestyle. She noted that the reality of such a major win has not totally sunk in, so she has not yet formed specific plans for her winnings.

Ironically, it was another Texan, Barbara A. Morris of Houston, who won the third Cash For Life super progressive jackpot of $1,171,109.14 also at Grand Casino Coushatta on April 21, 2004. Will Carl Riggins of Albany, Ga., won the second Cash For Life super progressive jackpot of $1,160,540.48 at the Imperial Palace in Biloxi, Miss., on April 10, 2004. Melvin Henry Hawkins of Sacramento, Calif., won the world’s first Cash For Life super progressive jackpot of $1,341,112.33 at the Thunder Valley Casino in northern California on Feb. 2, 2004.

Cash For Life is an exciting new concept in progressive slots that dares to answer the question: "Who wouldn’t want to win $1,000 a week for the rest of their life?" Featuring a progressive meter that resets at $1 million, casino customers can now play for this extraordinary, $1,000-a-week super progressive jackpot at selected casinos in California, Michigan, New Mexico, Connecticut, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Nevada, Mississippi and Atlantic City.

This initial deployment of slots on the new Cash For Life link includes a variety of game titles and denominations — from 5¡ to $5.

Currently, as of May 25, Cash For Life is statistically overdue in Nevada, where a $1,481,401.10 super progressive jackpot awaits another lucky winner. In Atlantic City, the Cash For Life jackpot stands at $1,325,709.80 In Mississippi the Cash For Life jackpot stands at $1,053,704.10. The Native American link, spanning six states ranging from California to Connecticut, has been reset at $1,040,000.00 after Andrews’ win.

Bally Gaming and Systems is a business unit of Las Vegas-based Alliance Gaming Corp. Additional information on Cash For Life can be found at