Man hits jackpot at the Horizon |

Man hits jackpot at the Horizon

A Tracy man celebrating his birthday at Lake Tahoe got the gift of a lifetime on Saturday at Horizon Casino Resort.

Investing just $20, Leonard Alvarez hit the Wheel of Fortune MegaJackpot for $270,245 after turning 56.

“I heard all the bells and saw the flashing lights. I couldn’t believe it,” said Alvarez, a service manager. “I always play Wheel of Fortune when I’m in Tahoe.”

Alvarez said he is inclined to help his daughter financially and then pay off some of his personal bills.

“This sure will make it easier,” he said.

– Staff report

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