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Bonita Man Wins $3.5 million in Immokalee Casino

Christopher Detzler, 59, sits at a slot machine, at the request of members of television media, after he was presented with a check during a press conference Monday at  Seminole Immokalee Casino. Detzler won $3,557,517.97 off a $5 turn on a Wheel-of-Fortune progressive slot machine. The machines, installed at Immokalee under a 2007 compact that was later invalidated, are connected to other machines at Seminole casinos across the state. The game, which allows players to spin a wheel in the bonus round, are among the most popular at the tribes' casinos, Bitner said. The Immokalee casino has never seen a jackpot higher than $1 million. Lexey Swall/Staff

Christopher Detzler, 59, sits at a slot machine, at the request of members of television media, after he was presented with a check during a press conference Monday at Seminole Immokalee Casino. Detzler won $3,557,517.97 off a $5 turn on a Wheel-of-Fortune progressive slot machine. The machines, installed at Immokalee under a 2007 compact that was later invalidated, are connected to other machines at Seminole casinos across the state. The game, which allows players to spin a wheel in the bonus round, are among the most popular at the tribes' casinos, Bitner said. The Immokalee casino has never seen a jackpot higher than $1 million. Lexey Swall/Staff

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  • Christopher Detzler, 59, second from right, is presented with a check during a press conference Monday at  Seminole Immokalee Casino. Detzler won $3,557,517.97 off a $5 turn on a Wheel-of-Fortune progressive slot machine. The machines -- installed at Immokalee under a 2007 compact that was later invalidated -- are connected to other machines at Seminole casinos across the state. The game, which allows players to spin a wheel in the bonus round, are among the most popular at the tribes' casinos, Bitner said. The Immokalee casino has never seen a jackpot higher than $1 million. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Christopher Detzler, 59, is presented with a check during a press conference Monday at  Seminole Immokalee Casino. Detzler won $3,557,517.97 off a $5 turn on a Wheel-of-Fortune progressive slot machine. The machines -- installed at Immokalee under a 2007 compact that was later invalidated -- are connected to other machines at Seminole casinos across the state. The game, which allows players to spin a wheel in the bonus round, are among the most popular at the tribes' casinos, Bitner said. The Immokalee casino has never seen a jackpot higher than $1 million. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Christopher Detzler, 59, is presented with a check during a press conference Monday at  Seminole Immokalee Casino. Detzler won $3,557,517.97 off a $5 turn on a Wheel-of-Fortune progressive slot machine. The machines -- installed at Immokalee under a 2007 compact that was later invalidated -- are connected to other machines at Seminole casinos across the state. The game, which allows players to spin a wheel in the bonus round, are among the most popular at the tribes' casinos, Bitner said. The Immokalee casino has never seen a jackpot higher than $1 million. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Christopher Detzler, 59, is presented with a check during a press conference Monday at  Seminole Immokalee Casino. Detzler won $3,557,517.97 off a $5 turn on a Wheel-of-Fortune progressive slot machine. The machines -- installed at Immokalee under a 2007 compact that was later invalidated -- are connected to other machines at Seminole casinos across the state. The game, which allows players to spin a wheel in the bonus round, are among the most popular at the tribes' casinos, Bitner said. The Immokalee casino has never seen a jackpot higher than $1 million. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Christopher Detzler, 59, sits at a slot machine, at the request of members of television media, after he was presented with a check during a press conference Monday at  Seminole Immokalee Casino. Detzler won $3,557,517.97 off a $5 turn on a Wheel-of-Fortune progressive slot machine. The machines, installed at Immokalee under a 2007 compact that was later invalidated, are connected to other machines at Seminole casinos across the state. The game, which allows players to spin a wheel in the bonus round, are among the most popular at the tribes' casinos, Bitner said. The Immokalee casino has never seen a jackpot higher than $1 million. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Christopher Detzler, 59, is presented with a check during a press conference Monday at  Seminole Immokalee Casino. Detzler won $3,557,517.97 off a $5 turn on a Wheel-of-Fortune progressive slot machine. The machines -- installed at Immokalee under a 2007 compact that was later invalidated -- are connected to other machines at Seminole casinos across the state. The game, which allows players to spin a wheel in the bonus round, are among the most popular at the tribes' casinos, Bitner said. The Immokalee casino has never seen a jackpot higher than $1 million. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Christopher Detzler, 59, is presented with a check during a press conference Monday at  Seminole Immokalee Casino. Detzler won $3,557,517.97 off a $5 turn on a Wheel-of-Fortune progressive slot machine. The machines -- installed at Immokalee under a 2007 compact that was later invalidated -- are connected to other machines at Seminole casinos across the state. The game, which allows players to spin a wheel in the bonus round, are among the most popular at the tribes' casinos, Bitner said. The Immokalee casino has never seen a jackpot higher than $1 million. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Christopher Detzler, 59, is presented with a check during a press conference Monday at  Seminole Immokalee Casino. Detzler won $3,557,517.97 off a $5 turn on a Wheel-of-Fortune progressive slot machine. The machines -- installed at Immokalee under a 2007 compact that was later invalidated -- are connected to other machines at Seminole casinos across the state. The game, which allows players to spin a wheel in the bonus round, are among the most popular at the tribes' casinos, Bitner said. The Immokalee casino has never seen a jackpot higher than $1 million. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Christopher Detzler, 59, is presented with a check during a press conference Monday at  Seminole Immokalee Casino. Detzler won $3,557,517.97 off a $5 turn on a Wheel-of-Fortune progressive slot machine. The machines -- installed at Immokalee under a 2007 compact that was later invalidated -- are connected to other machines at Seminole casinos across the state. The game, which allows players to spin a wheel in the bonus round, are among the most popular at the tribes' casinos, Bitner said. The Immokalee casino has never seen a jackpot higher than $1 million. Lexey Swall/Staff

A Christopher Detzler, 59, from Bonita Springs, won the state's largest slot machine jackpot this weekend -- $3.5 million from a machine at the Seminole Immokalee Casino.

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