Casino Deport Jackpot Winner

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 11:18am

Employees call Border Patrol when woman claims winnings; casino later apologizes.

A woman who won at the casino ended up losing big time when Border Patrol agents were called and she was deported to Mexico.

Mirna Valenzuela went to claim her $1,200 jack pot on December 2nd at Casino del Sol in Tucson, Arizona. She gave the casino an Arizona's driver license.

She was told to come back the next day with her Mexican passport. She did, and she took her daughter with her. After waiting for some time, Border Patrol Agents showed up and took them into custody.

The daughter was eventually released, but mom is back in Mexico.

Valenzuela, 43, was a casino club card carrier. She received perks and other benefits for being a regular guest.

Her daughter says she had won money in the past, and she'd always given the casino her driver's license as her proof of ID. It's the same driver's license that got her the casino club card.
 

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