Man plays slot machine at Barona, wins $3.6M

SAN DIEGO - A San Pedro man won a $3.6 million jackpot this weekend playing a slot machine game at Barona Casino.

Thomas K. was playing the Megabucks progressive slot machine on Sunday when he hit the jackpot worth $3,617,318.

Barona officials said the jackpot is one of the largest it its history.

"A summer of fun at Barona is just heating up and we've already had one of the biggest jackpot winners in our history," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "We are proud to offer the loosest slots in Southern California so it was a thrill to see Thomas win millions."

Thomas K. and his wife were at the resort and casino for a weekend getaway.

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