The prize was secured with a free throw!
Casino Arizona, an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), has added Taneesa Congdon to its Lucky 7’s Shootout winner circle. The Phoenix resident stepped on Talking Stick Resort Arena’s court on July 1 and made a free throw shot during the Phoenix Mercury-New York Liberty game. The winning shot earned Congdon $777 as part of Casino Arizona’s Lucky 7’s Shootout, an on-court promotion that allows hopefuls to showcase their basketball skills for a cash prize.
“I was excited to be chosen for the opportunity to play in Casino Arizona’s Lucky 7’s Shootout,” said Congdon. “I feel it was the opportunity of a lifetime and I had a blast! Go Mercury!”
Casino Arizona’s Lucky 7’s Shootout is offered every Friday and Saturday during the Phoenix Mercury home games. Fans are randomly selected from the audience and are given the option to shoot a free throw for a payout of $777, a three-point shot for $7,777 or a half-court shot for $77,777. Feeling confident in her free throw ability, Congdon chose to shoot from the free throw line. She is currently planning her 2017 wedding and intends on using the funds for her upcoming nuptials.
“Our Lucky 7’s Shootout is a fan favorite and we love partnering with the Phoenix Mercury to be able to offer this fun opportunity to sports fans,” said Ramon Martinez, director of public relations at Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort. “We are happy that Congdon was selected and won, helping bring her special day to fruition” Video of the winning shot can be viewed at
To learn more information about Casino Arizona or the Lucky 7’s Shootout, visit www.casinoarizona.com.
Located in Scottsdale, Ariz. at the Loop 101 Freeway and McKellips Rd., Casino Arizona is independently owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and offers visitors more than 100,000 square feet devoted to gaming and entertainment.