Phoenix man hits $243,000 jackpot at tribal casino

Yuma, Arizona (AP) 2-08

A Phoenix man won a record $243,000 jackpot while playing the high-dollar slot machines at a casino near the Arizona-California state line.

Richard Dickerson’s single payment jackpot exceeded a $172,000 jackpot Quechan Paradise Casinos previously paid out to a Nevada man a year ago.

Dickerson also hit several lower level jackpots. His total winnings in late January exceeded $250,000.

Paradise Casino Arizona on the Fort Yuma Reservation near Yuma, Ariz., and Paradise Casino California in Winterhaven, Calif., are owned and operated by the Quechan Indian Nation.

Dickerson won while playing in the California casino.