Sometimes machine snags can make people ecstatic or depressed! This is what happened to Katrina Bookman. A slot machine malfunction led her to think she had hit a mega jackpot worth $43 million. The incident took place at New York’s Resorts World Casino in late August.
The lady, who was under the impression that she became a millionaire hitting the jackpot, started dreaming about doing things to keep her family happy. She was overjoyed and the reaction drew the casino personnel, others as well as the security around her. Her partner actually recorded the scene on video. She was then escorted from the place was asked by the casino staffs to come the following day.
However, her ecstasy was quite short lived when the casino representative unveiled the truth. She was offered a steak dinner by them. It came as a huge shock to her afterwards! Later, the NY State Gaming Commission said the machine she was using actually had developed a snag and that led to this incident.
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Bookman however, is in no mood to relent and she has hired a lawyer. Alan Ripka, her lawyer, said the casino deployed evading mechanism to deny her the payment. The lawyer also thinks that the woman should be given $6,500, the maximum amount allowed on that Sphinx machine. However, the gaming commission said, she could win just $2.25. The casino, as per the law, cannot offer the maximum payout for machine malfunction. The casino fixed the gaming machine at a later stage. Bookman said she was planning to sue the casino for this fiasco.