Yorkton, SK – Christmas arrived early for George Haas, a local hero from Langenburg, Saskatchewan, when he won $139,100 at Painted Hand Casino.

“On behalf of the Board and employees of SIGA and the Painted Hand Casino we would like to formally congratulate Mr. Haas on this exciting win,” says Zane Hansen, SIGA President and CEO.

Mr. Haas was honoured several years ago by the Carnegie Hero Fund, which recognizes those “who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree” while attempting to save others. From carnegiehero.org.  Haas received a medal and was named a Carnegie hero for rescuing two men after a truck they were travelling in flipped and became submerged in an ice-covered pond. Following the accident, Haas became a motivational speaker, educating school communities about winter driving and ice sport safety.

“Myself and all our employees at Painted Hand are very excited for Mr. Haas. There’s no better time of year to experience a big win like this!” Charles Ryder, General Manager, Painted Hand Casino said.

Haas won the six-figure progressive jackpot playing the Triple Double Stars slot machine on December 15, 2016. He plans to spend his winnings on purchasing a new truck and, of course, on treating his family during this holiday season.

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