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.
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.
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.