Customer Unlocks Winning Treasure Chest
VEGAS -- Point Pleasant, NJ resident Juanita Nawolski triumphed
in the intense desert hunt for a treasure chest containing a
$1 million prize.
65-year-old retiree is one of 100 entrants who competed in the
finals of Harrah's Treasure Hunt promotion. Accompanied by a
guide, each of the participants randomly selected a treasure
map and kicked up some dust in a four-wheel-drive vehicle as
they set out to discover concealed riches in the Mojave Desert.
through the rugged terrain among a series of hidden treasure
chests, Nawolski ultimately found the $1 million. Tears came
to her eyes as she opened a scroll revealing she had won the
kept telling my husband, `You never know,'" Nawolski said.
"And then I saw a one and all those zeros after it and
I couldn't believe it. I just couldn't believe it."
(May 4, 2004) pursuit marked the end of Harrah's Treasure Hunt
promotion, which launched this winter at participating properties.
This was the second time Harrah's has executed the Treasure
Hunt promotion. In 2001, nearly 400,000 casino players from
across the country participated in the first Treasure Hunt promotion.
Shirley Miller of Las Vegas took home the prize chest worth
obtained entries by playing slot machines or video games and
using their Harrah's Total Rewards card at Harrah's nationwide
or Rio in Las
in Lake Tahoe and Showboat
in Atlantic City and also by obtaining free entries, as no play
was required to enter the Treasure Hunt promotion.
qualified for the hunt at Showboat
The Mardi Gras Casino, a Harrah's-operated property.
Each treasure hunter and a guest received an all-expenses-paid
trip to Harrah's Las
Vegas to participate in the search. When the event was over,
each participant had won at least $400.