Lucky $100,000 New Year’s Eve winner at Cliff Castle Casino


CAMP VERDE, Ariz. – Sharon Curley of Flagstaff was planning to leave Cliff Castle Casino’s New Year’s Eve party with $200 she had won playing the slot machines. “I had won $400 earlier on the five cent slots, but spent $200 of it,” she said.

“I was shaking when I saw the number,” she said, recalling when her chance to spin the Cliff Castle Casino “Party’s at the Castle” promotional game wheel resulted in her winning the grand prize of $100,000.

Sharon Curley and Tom Melendez, promotions coordinator for Cliff Castle Casino, discussed Curley’s $100,000 win.

There was a big cheer and loud clapping from the group of people surrounding Cliff Castle Casino’s Castle Club at 1 a.m. to watch her spin the prize wheel for a final chance at $100,000 for the night.

Curley said she had earned raffle tickets in order to get a chance to take part in the wheel spin game, which paid off. “I plan to pay off some bills, including my school loan, with the money,” she said.

“This was the ideal way to finish off a great evening and a very successful New Year’s Eve party,” said Cliff Castle Casino Marketing Director Tony Averitt. “We congratulate Sharon on her big win.”

Centrally located in Camp Verde, Cliff Castle Casino has been voted the No. 1 casino in Arizona for a decade. It is owned and operated by the Yavapai-Apache Nation and offers live-action poker, blackjack and more than 660 gaming devices. Visitors can enjoy fine dining at Storytellers Steakhouse and family dining at The Gallery, The Gathering Restaurant & Bar, and Johnny Rockets. Hotel accommodations are available at the adjacent Lodge at Cliff Castle. For hotel reservations call (928) 567-6611, or (800) 524-6343.

Located just east of I-17 at exit 289; for more information call the Castle Club at (928) 567-7999 or visit the Web site.