Woman who won $43 million jackpot is offered $2 steak instead after winning the huge sum on a slot machine. She is now suing the casino after it refused to pay out the huge sum.
The casino claims the prize was due to a glitch in the machine and offered the woman a steak instead.
Back in August Katrina Bookman had taken a selfie with her huge win on the “Sphinx Slot Machine” which showed a gigantic win of 42,949,672.76.
However when she tried to claim the prize the staff at the casino informed the woman that the win was void and instead offered her a $2.25 steak on the house which they claimed was the actual prize the machine was supposed to have given out.
The mother of four promptly turned down the offer and instead is suing the casino and slot
Alan Ripka, the woman’s lawyer told CNN Money his client rejected the casinos offer and instead is
seeking $43 million in damages from the resort.
“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 told CNN.
“And if so, does that mean that people that played there before [Bookman] had zero chance of winning?”
A resort spokesperson responded to the suit by claiming that Bookman’s win was the “result of an obvious malfunction,” noting the Sphinx Slot Machine’s has a maximum payout to the amount of $6,500.
The state Gaming Commission dismissed the claims by noting that the slot machines state that “Malfunctions void all pays and plays.”
According to CNN the woman’s lawyer has repeatedly asked Casino what caused the glitch but has not yet received a response.
“I feel like they did me real dirty,” Bookman told the Daily News in August.
In the complaint, Bookman alleges the entire ordeal has caused her “mental anguish” and resulted in a financial setback because she did not have “the chance and/or opportunity to win.”