Woman Wins 43 Mill in Slot Machines, Gets $3 and Steak Instead
Life is full of disappointments. The result of a system cruelly meant to take away what’s yours — which in this case is a sweet forty three million dollars won by a woman named Katrina Bookman in Jamaica, Queens playing the slots. She took a photo with her ridiculous winnings, saying her body felt numb from the excitement. However, the excitement was short lived when the next day she tried to claim her winnings.
“I said, ‘So what did I win?’ He said, ‘You didn’t win nothing.'”
Indeed. New York Gaming Officials have chalked Katrina’s victory up to a system malfunction, and apparently all system malfunctions render any and all winnings null and void, and instead of giving Katrina forty three million dollars they gave her a steak dinner instead. Katrina is heartbroken, and plans to fight for at least the maximum the machines CAN give out — $6,500. Her attorney, Alan Ripka said —
“The machine takes the money when you lose. It ought to pay it when you win.”
And the people of Twitter could not have agreed more —
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