Barona Casino awardssecond MegaJackpot winner

Nov 28, 2000 1:26 AM

LAKESIDE, Calif. – Barona Casino awarded Chuck Rieder of San Diego with a check for $261,530.89 as the fourth winner of the Native American Progressive Systems slot machines.

After just sitting down at the machines and playing no more than five dollars, Reider win the jackpot in the 25-cent Wheel of Fortune machine. It’s the second such jackpot won at Barona since California voters legalized a state-wide, interactive Indian gaming system. Barona awarded the state’s first such jackpot in July, with the other two winners hailing from the Sacramento area.

Reider noted he had no immediate plans for the winnings, but said he and his wife might be traveling more in the future.