LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 10, 2002 - For the second time in less than one month, a Hawaii resident has won millions playing "Wheel of Fortune" at the California Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Hideko Sakamoto of Aiea, HI, won $3,677,071.12 Thursday evening, shortly after arriving in Las Vegas via Vacations-Hawaii charter. Traveling with her husband Richard, Hideko is the second big "Wheel Winner" at the Cal in the last four weeks.

On December 12, David T. Tukunaga of Honolulu, grabbed a $2.5 million jackpot playing a $1 "Wheel of Fortune" slot machine. Hideko, who said she had invested only $20, claimed her big win on a 25-cent Wheel of Fortune game.

Her husband, Richard, was reluctant to leave a hot craps table until he heard just how much his wife had won. "We're still in shock," he said.

The Sakamotos come to Las Vegas several times a year. "We always have a good time. In fact, we usually run into friends from home ? people from Hawaii that we haven't seen in ages," Richard said.

Hideko says she plans to share her good fortune with her five children and ten grandchildren. "It will probably go to several colleges as tuition," she said.

The California Hotel and Casino is an 800-room hotel in downtown Las Vegas. As one of three Downtown Las Vegas properties owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD), the California is connected to the Main Street Station Casino, Hotel and Brewery via a skywalk, enabling guests to conveniently enjoy the amenities of both properties. Boyd Gaming's travel agency, Vacations Hawaii, offers charter flights and vacation packages directly to its three downtown properties.