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Guest Wins Over $1.8 Million Smoke Signals Jackpot at Painted Hand Casino

by pmnationtalk on June 13, 202462 Views

June 13, 2024 – Yorkton, SK – Saskatchewan’s newest millionaire, Karen Aubin, age 63, a local resident of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, hit big on the Smoke Signals jackpot on the evening of Tuesday, June 11, 2024, winning a total of $1,856,327.80. Karen won the Smoke Signals top tier progressive jackpot at the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority’s (SIGA) Painted Hand Casino in Yorkton.

She was awarded the jackpot winnings in an official cheque presentation ceremony at Painted Hand Casino on Thursday, June 13, 2024, by members of SIGA management.

“On behalf of SIGA’s Board of Directors, management and staff, I would like to congratulate Karen on her Smoke Signals jackpot win of more than $1.8 million,” said SIGA President and CEO Zane Hansen.

“Congratulations to our latest Painted Hand Casino millionaire, Karen Aubin. “We are so excited to be able to present the winnings to a local resident right here in Yorkton today,” said Painted Hand Casino General Manager Memory Delorme Antoine.

To date, SIGA’s Smoke Signals progressive has paid out $66,885,749 in jackpot wins.

Smoke Signals has been reset to one million dollars and can be won at any time.

Smoke Signals is a SIGA-wide progressive jackpot that links 51 slot machines at all seven casinos. There are three mystery jackpot tiers that increase over time, with specific starting and ending prize values. The largest mystery jackpot has a minimum value of $1,000,000 and pays out before it hits $2,000,000. Each time a patron plays a Smoke Signals slot machine, any of the jackpots could be triggered.

The jackpot can be won at any of the SIGA casinos:

  • Bear Claw Casino & Hotel (White Bear First Nation) near Carlyle
  • Dakota Dunes Casino (Whitecap Dakota First Nation) near Saskatoon
  • Gold Eagle Casino (Mosquito First Nation) in North Battleford
  • Gold Horse Casino (Little Pine First Nation) in Lloydminster
  • Living Sky Casino (Nekaneet First Nation) in Swift Current
  • Northern Lights Casino (Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation) in Prince Albert
  • Painted Hand Casino (Kahkewistahaw First Nation) in Yorkton

For more information, please contact:
Alanna Adamko
Director of Communications & Media Relations
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
W: 306-477-7575
C: 306-980-8580

Background Information:

Progressive Number of Hits Amount Tier Value
Smoke Signals 20 $29,834,720.70 $1,000,000 – $2,000,000
Dreamer 299 $14,831,538.17 $25,0000 – $75,000
Player 11151 $22,219,490.86 $1,000 – $3,000

About SIGA
SIGA’s mission is to strengthen the lives of First Nation people through employment, economic growth, positive community relations and financial self-reliance. A non-profit organization, all net profits from SIGA’s casino operations go to local First Nation communities, community development corporations and the province’s general revenue fund. Sharing Success with Saskatchewan

About Painted Hand Casino
The Painted Hand Casino is east-central Saskatchewan’s number one entertainment attraction. With over 300,000 guests annually, the casino offers a wide array of entertainment options including all your favorite slot machines and electronic game tables. The $30 million entertainment facility is a joint First Nations economic development project between the Yorkton Tribal Council and SIGA.

The Yorkton Tribal Council is the development partner for Painted Hand Casino, which is made up of six Member Nations – Cote First Nation, Keeseekoose First Nation, The Key First Nation, Zagime Anishinabek First Nation, Kahkewistahaw & Ocean Man First Nation.


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