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Grand Sierra Resort kicks off Cinco de Mayo weekend with jackpot winner



Lois M., winner of $159,764.05 jackpot. Image provided by GSR.Lois M. of Paso Robles, Calif., got Cinco de Mayo weekend started in a big way last night at the Grand Sierra Resort when she hit a $159,764.05 jackpot on Let It Ride. Lois, here with her niece for an American Rabbit Breeders Association show, has been a frequent guest at GSR since 2006.

“We are absolutely ecstatic to welcome Lois as the newest jackpot winner at the Grand Sierra,” said Bonnie Picker, vice president of marketing at GSR. “We have an action-packed Cinco de Mayo weekend of entertainment, activities and specials, and we couldn’t ask for a better way to kick off the festivities.”

Lois M., who works in property management, hit the jackpot just after 9:30 p.m. She’s not yet sure how she will spend her nearly $160,000 in winnings. This exciting win happened in the midst of GSR’s year-long Grand Millionaire Giveaway which will culminate on Sept. 28 with a $1 million* drawing from winners selected throughout the year.

This weekend, GSR hosts northern Nevada’s largest Latino heritage celebration, which boasts two full days of live entertainment for all ages. On Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, more than 100 vendors will offer specialty items, clothes, art, crafts and food in the GSR southeast parking lot.

To truly get the celebration moving, popular Latin music, dancers, Mexican dancing horses, a roller derby, amateur boxing and a Ms. Cinco de Mayo talent show will all be part of the cultural festival.

For rules and information on GSR’s Grand Millionaire Giveaway or for details on the Cinco de Mayo Festival, visit www.grandsierraresort.com or call (775) 789-2000.

About GSR
Located in the heart of the Reno/Tahoe region, Grand Sierra Resort is an all-encompassing resort with nearly 2,000 guest rooms and suites and 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. Currently undergoing a more than $25 million renovation and remodel, the destination offers visitors a wide variety of amenities including branded retail shopping, famed entertainment, 10 delectable restaurant choices including Charlie Palmer Steak and Lounge, a two-screen cinema, a 50-lane bowling center, adrenaline-pumping rides, an aqua golf driving range and exhilarating nightlife. For more information, please visit www.grandsierraresort.com or to make reservations call 1-800-648-5080. For the latest and greatest news on GSR, find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Meruelo Group
With roots dating to 1986, the Meruelo Group is a diversified holding and investment company owned and controlled by prominent U.S. Latino business executive Alex Meruelo. The Meruelo Group has diverse holdings in banking and financial services, food restaurants and services, construction engineering, real estate, and private equity. For more information, please visit www.meruelogroup.com.

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