Transit driver hits $1.3M Smoke Signals jackpot in Prince Albert

A Saskatoon man won $1,314,412 playing a slot machine at Northern Lights Casino in Prince Albert this past weekend. SIGA / Supplied

A Saskatoon Transit driver is Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority’s (SIGA) newest millionaire. Paul Smith won $1,314,412 by hitting the Smoke Signals mystery jackpot in Prince Albert.

Smith was elated after winning at Northern Lights Casino (NLC) on May 1.

“Oh man what a win, I didn’t know what I was going to do for retirement. Now I can pay off my mortgage and a few other debts,” Smith said.

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Smoke Signals has been hit five times this year and has paid out over $7,000,000. The SIGA-wide jackpot links 52 slot machines at all six of its casinos in the province.

“It is always great to be a part of these life-changing events and to be able to see it have such a positive impact on an individual like Mr. Paul Smith,” NLC general manager Richard Ahenakew said.