Imagine hitting a million-dollar jackpot and finding out that the grand prize was a complimentary hotel dinner?
That's exactly what happened to Katrina Bookman, a New York woman who won $42.9 million on a slot machine and found out she would be recieving a steak dinner instead of money. Apparently, the machine was broken. But hey, maybe it's a really, really good steak dinner.
Resorts World Casino in New York, owner of the machine and afforementioned steak dinner, says that they don't have to pay becuase the slot machine malfunctioned. In fact, the machine was offering more money than the machine advertised. They weren't ready for the power of the selfie, though. Bookman snapped a quick picture of herself in the happiest moment of her life. Now, she and her lawyer are saying that she's entitled to at least the maximum payout from the machine, roughly $6,500.
"I should win the max," said Bookman. "And I feel like I should treat [the manager] to a steak dinner."
Please, Katrina, keep your money. Buy yourself two steak dinners.
The New York State Gaming Commission is siding with the casino, saying that malfunctioning machines void any winnings. The machine even says as much. However, they did not comment on the value of the steak dinner and whether it was worth $42.9 million.