Woman Wins Over $42 Million Jackpot But Offered Steak Instead

Katrina Bookman from New York won a whopping $42 million jackpot at the Resorts World Casino. She couldn’t believe her eyes when the screen of her slot machine showed that she won a $42,949,672.76 million jackpot, she immediately took a selfie with the screen showing the amount that she won as a celebration.

When she came back to the casino the following day to claim her prize, the casino worker told her that she hadn’t actually won but she was offered a complimentary steak dinner and $2.25 for consolation.

Dan Bank, Resorts World spokesman told CNNMoney, “Casino personnel was able to determine that the figure displayed on the penny slot was the result of an obvious malfunction — a fact later confirmed by the New York State Gaming Commission.”

In August, the machine also displayed a disclaimer stating, “Malfunctions void all pays and plays” said The New York State Gaming.

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Alan Ripka, Bookman’s attorney had been fighting for months to get the casino to give cash for Bookman but they didn’t receive anything that’s why he filed a lawsuit on June 14.

“You can’t claim a machine is broken because you want it to be broken. Does that mean it wasn’t inspected? Does it mean it wasn’t maintained?” Ripka said in an interview with CNNMoney.

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He is also planning to seek at least $43 million in damages. Bookman, on the other hand, remains frustrated because of what had happened.

Bookman is a single mother of four and grew up in a foster care.