You definitely have no slot machine experience if you’ve neither won or lost — in millions — but this woman named Katrina Bookman has seen it all from a perspective.
God knows, I bear no grudge against casino owners and lovers — but this young lady deserves an attention for her predicaments after winning an eye-popping $42,949,672.76 in the U.S.
Katrina hit the once-in-a-lifetime jackpot on a Sphinx Slot Machine located at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York City.
She reportedly wanted to cash out the gigantic prize immediately without knowing that her joy would soon turn into sorrow.
The lucky winner was smart enough to take a selfie with the screen moments before getting her e-ticket.
As if she had premonitions of what was to come, the lotto winner took her printed proof to the casino office, but was met with the greatest shock of her life.
The managers told her that she ‘hadn’t won nothing,’ explaining that the slot machine must have ‘malfunctioned’ somehow.
Worse still, she was ushered out of the office premises.
That, and that, was her god-given $42,949,672.76 for Peter’s sake!
To calm the waters, Katrina was later handed an invitation for a steak dinner instead of a check from the casino officials. And she blatantly said ‘no way’ for that inhuman treatment which started sometime last year.
Image shows Katrina Bookman in front of her lucky slot machine at the casino.
A report from CNN confirms Ms Bookman was actually invited the following day and told she would be handed a meager $2.25 and an all-expense paid dinner at a steak house.
As anyone would expect, she rejected both outrageous offers. Since then, it has been a fight to the death between an ‘unreliable’ casino company and a ‘helpless’ lady whose life story should have been that of rags-to-riches. No, grass to grace, intended.
Alan Ripka, Katrina’s legal representative, told CNN that a lawsuit has been filed against the scam. She’s seeking a full payment of the total amount as damages.
That can’t be too much to ask for, right?
According to Metro.co.uk, Katrina’s prize money would have been the highest ever won on a slot machine in the United States of America.
‘You can’t claim a machine is broken because you want it to be broken,’ Alan argued in defense of the oppressed. ‘Does that mean it wasn’t inspected? Does it mean it wasn’t maintained?
‘And if so, does that mean that people that played there before [Bookman] had zero chance of winning?’
Alan has painstakingly contacted the casino house for explanations on how the machine malfunctioned, but his request was turned down.
The lawyer said he wants at least $43m in damages.