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Women Sues Casino for $43 Million After Offering Her Steak Dinner Instead

I could not imagine this happening to me, and I am sure glad it did not. If I pulled a slot machine, and it said I won $43 Million, I am not sure what I would do! 

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I looked for a case like this in Minnesota, and I didn’t find anything, but this story still caught my eye.

Apparently Katrina Bookman was playing a penny machine in New York and thought her life changed forever when she hit a $43 million jackpot at a casino in New York. When the casino worker told her the machine malfunctioned, and Bookman was offered a steak dinner and $2.25.

Yeah, not the secondary prize you would like to accept after being turned down after a $43 million jackpot.

The New York Gaming Commission later found that the machine did malfunction, and that would void all pays, but Bookman is taking the casino to court, according to CNN.

Bookman’s attorney, Alan Ripka, thinks it is pretty ridiculous.

“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 CNNMoney. “And if so, does that mean that people that played there before [Bookman] had zero chance of winning?”

There was a similar case to this one in Iowa back in 2011. In that story, according to the Chicago Tribune, A 90-year-old grandma won what she thought was a $41 million jackpot on a penny machine, but the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that it was a malfunction and The Isle Casino did not have to pay the jackpot. Instead she won $1.85 on the bet.

I am sure glad that this didn’t happen to me. I don’t know what I would think!

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