One gambler in Oregon, U.S. couldn’t believe her luck when she put $100 in a slot machine and won an incredible $8 million, but her joy quickly turned to outrage when the casino staff told her she couldn’t keep the cash.
Veronica Castillo hit the jackpot at a Lucky Eagle Casino slot machine but the casino claimed the result was due to a machine malfunction and gave her just $80 instead.
Speaking to KOIN 6 News, she said:
I was very excited, happy. Then I couldn’t believe it. They shut off the machine, took it away, printed out a ticket and gave me $80.
According to reports, the slot machines do have a sticker that says a malfunction of the machine voids all pays and plays. Despite this, Veronica isn’t convinced by the casino’s stance.
To me, it’s cheating, may even be fraudulent. My first thought was, how many people has this happened to? They think they won, then they’re going away empty-handed.
Unsurprisingly, Veronica is now working to get a lawyer so she can try and get her winnings through a court case instead.