Slot machines seem like small change but they can pay out big, and the bigger the casino the bigger the jackpot, but have you ever heard of anyone winning $43 million on a slot machine?
According to this Las Vegas Sun article the top slot machine pay out in Vegas was $39 million at The Excalibur back in 2003, so player Katrina Bookman rightfully believed she set a new record with her $43 million jackpot.
But the Resorts World Casino in New York told her she'd won nothing more than the $2.25 she put in the machine:
The apparent jackpot hit was in late August at Resorts World Casino in New York.It was casino chaos in this video shot by Katrina's partner after she reported her huge winnings. She was surrounded by customers and casino personnel and security. Escorted off the casino floor, she was told to come back tomorrow for the decision.Katrina remembers her next day visit to the casino, "I said what did I win? (casino rep said) You didn't win nothing." Katrina says the only winning the casino offered was a steak dinner. keep in mind the max payout on the machine was $6500.
Seems to me they should have paid her the max payout at least, since it's their responsibility to keep their machines in working order, but offering her nothing but a steak dinner? That's just plain rotten!
-Via Boing Boing