Retired San Leandro firefighter wins $8.4M at casino

December 31, 2010 10:37:42 AM PST
A retired San Leandro firefighter will be starting the new year off as a millionaire after a trip to a Lake County casino.

Officials at the Twin Pine Casino say Dale Valentine won $8.4 million playing a Megabucks slot machine at the casino Tuesday night.

The casino's marketing director, Tim McGlynn, told the Press Democrat that Valentine owns a vacation home in Lake County, and is a frequent visitor to the casino.

McGlynn say statewide the Megabucks slot machine game produces multi-million dollar payouts once or twice a year.