Jasper County man hits $1 million jackpot at Delta Downs

Dustin B. hit the jackpot Saturday, Feb. 20.

A Jasper County man turned a first-time visit into a $1,086,953.72 jackpot at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, a horseracing and gaming entertainment venue in Vinton, Louisiana.

Dustin B. hit the jackpot Saturday, February 20, at 12:40am on his very first trip to the Calcasieu Parish casino. His life-changing score was won on a quarter slot machine, about 50 paces from the casino's entrance.

Win or lose, the lucky player planned “only one more spin” before calling it a night. “I got hooked on this one game, but I’d decided to call it quits,” he said.

He’d had a long day, starting with work at 4:30 a.m. When he’d gotten an early reprieve, he’d planned to go fishing – until his fiancé suggested the casino instead. The outing had also included her cousin and mother, who were playing in various areas of the casino when Dustin scored.

 “When I won, I just sat there and stared,” Dustin explained. “The guy next to me kept looking at the machine and then at me. He finally said, ‘Do you know what you just won?’”

 “A few seconds later there were people in Delta Downs’ shirts surrounding me, and I thought, ‘Holy …, what did I do?!?’”

Dustin plans to pay off bills with his winnings, as well as “make sure my kids and family have a comfortable life.” He also has no plans to quit work, despite the 4:30 a.m. clock-ins.

"We are thrilled that this million dollar jackpot was won right here at Delta Downs," said Steve Kuypers, vice president and general manager at Delta Downs. "Delta Downs has some of the best payouts in Louisiana, and this is another prime example of a huge win for one of our guests.”