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Kalamazoo resident wins a house

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Mich., owned by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, is excited to announce Ruth Wiley of Kalamazoo, Mich. as the winner of a 1,300-square-foot home, which will be custom built by Summit Building Services, L.L.C. of Battle Creek, Mich., along with $25,000 cash, or a $75,000 cash option.

Red Hot Reward Club members feverishly earned entries throughout the month of March toward the winning promotion. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 31, drawings were held every hour to select 55 finalists into the grand prize drawing for the house. Each finalist was also awarded $1,000 in Red Hot Credits, FireKeepers’ version of free slot play.

At 8:30 p.m. the finalists gathered in the main casino lobby and dropped their entry into a drawing drum for their chance to win. After much fanfare, including confetti cannons, light shows and applause from the crowd a winner was announced.

Red Hot Rewards Club members earned millions of entries into the “Win a House on the House” promotion, a promotion that literally is life altering, commented R. Bruce McKee, general manager of FireKeepers Casino.

Wiley, grandmother of 12, had the option to take the house or the $75,000 cash alternative. After the excitement of the big win settled, she announced that she is very comfortable in her Kalamazoo condo and opted for the $75,000, which will be put to good use in paying off bills and spoiling her grandchildren.