Katrina Bookman thought her financial dreams came true when she hit a $43 million jackpot playing a Sphinx slot machine at a New York Casino in August. But the machine’s maximum prize is $6,500, and the Resorts World Casino refuses to pay up.
According to ABC7, Bookman plans on suing for the maximum prize.
“They win and the house doesn’t want to pay out. To me that’s unfair,” Bookman’s attorney, Alan Ripka, told ABC7. “The machine takes your money when you lose. It ought to pay it when you win.”
Bookman, whose partner captured the video of her when she thought she’d hit the jackpot, was later escorted off the casino floor and told to come back the next day for the decision.
“I said what did I win? (The casino representative said,) ‘You didn’t win nothing,‘” she recalled.
Bookman said all the casino offered her was a steak dinner.
But, it’s important to point out that the New York State Gaming Commission said Bookman’s slot machine malfunctioned and had a sign that read: “malfunctions void all pays and plays.” The gaming commission also said the casino could not legally award the max pay-out and that Bookman was only entitled to her winnings: just $2.25, ABC 7 wrote.
Bookman said she planned on using the 43 million to buy a barber shop for her son and use a chunk of the winnings to help serve her community.
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