That’s how you start a weekend.
A local player won a progressive jackpot of more than $543,000 Friday morning at the California.
She was playing Face Up Pai Gow Poker just before 8 a.m. when she hit a seven-card straight flush in hearts for the jackpot worth $543,619, according to a Boyd Gaming news release. The winner chose to remain anonymous.
To win the jackpot, she placed a $25 bet with an additional $1 bet to be eligible. She also placed a fortune bonus side bet of $5 that won her an additional $25,000.
The property’s Pai Gow Poker progressive jackpot has reset at more than $406,000, Boyd Gaming said.