On December 27, 2008, Silver Oak Casino gained its newest jackpot winner.

Playing the Real-Video series slots game Aladdin’s Wishes, Irma B. (last name withheld by request) won $52,324.70US on just a $1 bet.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Irma told us via the phone. “I just screamed and screamed and screamed when we won.”

When we asked her what she planned to do with the money, Irma told us that the winnings would pay for her entire family to move to the larger city of Fairbanks. For her, as well as her three children and husband Marty, the Silver Oak jackpot represents a chance at a new life. “We were thinking of moving before this. The economy here is so bad and things are so expensive [she told us it cost roughly $7 for a gallon of gas there] that we wanted to move to a bigger city, but never could afford to move everything. Now we can get a start on a new home.”

Irma joins Catherine K. (last name withheld as per request) as Silver Oak players who have won a jackpot of more than $50,000 this past week. Catherine, of Pleasanton, CA won $52,628.18 while playing the Real Video series slot game Enchanted Garden on December 23, 2008.

With more than 50 slot games to choose from, it’s only a matter of time before another Silver Oak Casino player hits it big.

Michael Daniels, a customer service manager with Silver Oak Casino had the following to say: “With the economy being as tough as it is, all we hear nowadays are doom-and-gloom stories. It’s always nice when we can share in the joy of a big jackpot with a customer. After all, all it takes is one click of the mouse to completely change someone’s life for the better. Every week we get to experience situations like that of Irma, and every time it puts a smile on my face.”

When asked why she initially chose to play with Silver Oak, Irma told us, “You know, my husband had been looking for a good casino for a few months. When we saw [Silver Oak] we liked the look but more importantly, my husband liked the games you had, so we signed up. Best decision he’s ever made if you ask me.”