Over the past three months, a Newbury Park man has been accumulating entries into Chumash Casino’s “Drive Your Dreams” giveaway. Sunday night, he found out he had won the grand prize, a $150,000 Maserati GranTurismo.
Dean D., whose full last name was not released, told casino staff he had a feeling his name would be called.
“I was playing at a slot machine, and I was thinking about which way I was going to go to run up there and claim it because I knew it would be crowded,” the winner said. “When I heard them say the first name, I thought maybe they said ‘Jean’ or something similar, but when I heard them butcher my last name, I knew for sure they were saying, ‘Dean.’ “I just left whatever balance I had on my machine and ran up there… I don’t even care. Let someone else have a couple of spins. Maybe it will bring them some luck.”
Dean received entries into the quarterly drawing by using his “gold tier Club Indulge card” whenever he played slots or table games at the casino. The car had been on display at the casino for the last three months.
Prior to Sunday, the most he had won at the Chumash Casino was $1,400. “It’s surreal just standing here and talking about it,” Dean said. “I’ve been coming for 25 years, since it was a tent. For me, this is pure entertainment. I’ll pass through the area on business, and coming here is just a great release after work.”
The next quarterly giveaway will be in April for two luxury BMWs. For more information, click here.