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Fayetteville man becomes overnight millionaire in Tunica

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Frank Davis

Frank Davis

Frank Davis of Fayetteville won $1 million in Caesars Entertainment’s Harrah’s Tunica, Horseshoe Tunica and Tunica Roadhouse casinos’ “Millionaire Maker powered by Total Rewards One Winner – One Million Dollars – Every Saturday” giveaway earlier this month.

Davis is the tenth person to win $1 million in the Tunica “Millionaire Maker One Winner – One Million Dollars – Every Saturday” giveaway. Each week one name is drawn from entries at Harrah’s, Horseshoe and Tunica Roadhouse casinos in Tunica, Miss., to win $1 million.

The next $1 million drawing will be on July 27.

“I’ve been coming to the Horseshoe for 10 years now, and I love it,” said Davis when asked how he felt after his big win. “It probably won’t sink in for a few days.”

Davis was present at Horseshoe casino on that Saturday night so he had the opportunity to take the $1 million prize as a lump sum that night, which he did. You do not have to be present to win the “One Winner – One Million Dollar – Every Saturday” giveaway. If the winner is present, he or she can take the $1 million as a lump sum. If the winner is not present, the $1 million prize is awarded as an annuity of $200,000 a year for five years.

Previous winners of $1 million in the Tunica giveaway include Karen Christian from Memphis; Anonymous winner from Memphis; Gerald Gwinn from Jonesboro, Ark.; Linda Guntharp from Tupelo, Miss.; Robert Rump from New Breman, Ohio; Bruce Finfrock from Altamont, Ill.; Tony Wood from Chester, Ill.; Patsy Sledge from Senatobia, Miss.; and William Wenberg from Little Rock, Ark.

The $1 million drawing takes place at 9 p.m. every Saturday with the announcement of the $1 million winner simulcast among Harrah’s, Horseshoe and Tunica Roadhouse casinos in Tunica. Each week the chances of winning are reset with the entries from that week becoming eligible for the Saturday drawing.

To be eligible to win a specific week’s $1 million prize, Total Rewards members must swipe their Total Rewards card at one of the Total Rewards Centers at Harrah’s, Horseshoe or Tunica Roadhouse casinos once that week between 4 a.m. Sunday and the following Saturday before 8:30 p.m. Guests may earn additional entries into the drawing by playing with their Total Rewards card at the casinos.

Caesars Entertainment has created over 700 millionaires since 1987; with those player winnings fast approaching the $2 billion mark, the company has announced Millionaire Maker powered by Total Rewards, a celebration of these guests’ winnings and a promotion aimed at making even more millionaires.