90-year-old grandmother Pauline Mckee will have in order to make do with $1.85, instead of the $41.7 million jackpot she believed she had won on a slot machine in Illinois.
The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that the casino that is local not have to pay a $41.7 million jackpot to one of its customers adhering to a slot machine malfunction.
Instead, 90-year-old grandmother Pauline Mckee, of Antioch, must be quite happy with the $1.85 payout that the machine might have granted had it been functioning properly.
McKee was playing the Miss Kitty penny video slot at the Isle Casino Hotel in Waterloo, where she was a guest during a 2011 family reunion, when she believed she’d hit the big one.
While the reels came to rest, the words ‘$41,797,550 bonus prize’ flashed up on the display.
But the casino refused to pay up, pointing down that the device had a payout that is maximum of $10,000.
Instead, she had been paid the $1.85 she had actually won from the spin, plus the $18.10 in credit remaining regarding the machine, while the machine itself was sent away for independent technical analysis.
Tests revealed that the equipment’s computer had erroneously determined it possessed a bonus award.
Malfunction Voids All Pays
McKee sued for breach of consumer and contract fraud, a filing that had been dismissed in 2013 by a district court judge. This week the Supreme Court upheld that ruling, noting that a sign in t Continue reading “90-year-old Woman rejected $41.7 Million Jackpot from ‘Malfunctioning’ Slot”