“I’m still in shock,” she said as she received her winnings. “The first thing that I’m going to do is ask my boss for a week off.”
Warrington had to use all of her recent vacation time to travel for some medical treatments.
“The one thing I’ve really wanted to do is go to Las Vegas to see Garth Brooks with my best friend,” she added.
Warrington lives in Spanish Springs with her husband where she has lived for about nine years since relocating from Santa Cruz, Calif. About eight years ago, her parents joined them in Spanish Springs and the four are frequent visitors to the Nugget.
Warrington works in the construction industry and said she frequently worries about the security of her job in this economy.
“With the construction industry the way it is, at least now I have a cushion,” she said.
The Nugget’s Quest for Cash swipe and win promotion began in October 2010. Casino patrons and hotel guests that have a John’s Club card could swipe their card daily for a chance to win prizes, including the “golden ticket.” From the 300 golden tickets that were given away throughout the promotion, 10 finalists were chosen on Saturday night. Those 10 finalists were invited onstage to stand next to the “Nuggette” showgirl of their choice. Each Nugget was holding a card with a secret amount of money. Nine cards were revealed to show $500 and one, Linda Warrington’s card, was revealed to show $100,000.