Woman whose $42M jackpot was voided may sue casino
Winning the lottery is a dream come true for many, but after one woman hit the jackpot, her dream became a bit of a nightmare.
Katrina Bookman may be suing a casino in New York City after they refused to pay out her winnings because they say the machine malfunctioned.
A Resorts World Casino penny machine printed a slip telling Bookman she'd won $42 million dollars, but the casino told her it was a mistake and only offered her $2.25.
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The machine's maximum payout is $6,500, and the New York State Gaming Commission says the machine clearly malfunctioned.
Resorts World tells the Associated Press they can't pay the woman anything, since the malfunction voids all state plays under law.
However, the Gaming Commission says there's nothing stopping them from paying the woman something for her inconvenience.
The casino says the machine's manufacturer should be liable. And while her attorney says he hopes they come up with a solution soon, he thinks filing suit may be her only option.