Woman Hits $42.9 million jackpot but Casino refuses to pay

Woman Hits $42.9 million jackpot but Casino refuses to pay

"The display of $42.9M was clearly a display malfunction", adding that the machine has a max payout of $6,500, and noting that signs at the casino indicate that a malfunction voids all "pays and plays".

The woman says she had to take a photo of herself to capture the moment the slot machine at Resorts World Casino in Queens, NY showed an nearly $43 million prize, CBS New York (warning: link contains video that autoplays) reports.

The state gaming commission examined the machine and says: "The log proved that no prize had been won". The casino offered her a steak dinner instead.

Customers and casino personnel surrounded her as she celebrated her massive win.

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The New York State Gaming commission also investigated the incident and said in a statement: "The figure displayed on the penny slot was the result of an obvious malfunction", reports the New York Daily News.

"If the machine was malfunctioning, what about all the money that people were putting in there?" he said. This would have been the largest slot machine payout in United States history.

A woman in America couldn't believe her luck when she hit a slot machine jackpot of $43 million but her joy quickly turned to anger as the casino she was gambling in refused to pay out.

Bookman's lawyer denies his client printed a ticket. "To me that's unfair", Ripka said.

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"They win and the house doesn't want to pay out".

"The machine takes the money when you lose. Machine malfunctions are rare, and we would like to extend our apologies to Ms. Bookman for any inconvenience this may have caused".

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