Katrina Bookman‘s life completely changed after she hit the jackpot at the Resorts World Casino in Queens back in August.
Unfortunately for the New York woman, her excitement was short-lived after she was told the machine had malfunctioned and she actually didn’t win the nearly $43 million. According to reports, Bookman was instantly cheered on by customers and casino personnel after hitting the jackpot.
However, when she returned the next day to collect, a casino representative told Bookman she would get nothing. Adding insult to injury, the casino didn’t even offer her a percentage of the cash, but they did offer her a steak dinner. Bookman’s attorney, Alan Ripka, told reporters, “They win and the house doesn’t want to pay out. To me that’s unfair. The machine takes your money when you lose. It ought to pay it when you win.”
The New York State Gaming Commission said the machine Bookman played had malfunctioned and that all winnings are voided in that case.
SOURCE: NY Daily News | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter