90-year-old grandmother Pauline Mckee will have to help make do with $1.85, as opposed to the $41.7 million jackpot she believed she had won on a slot machine in Illinois.
The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that a casino that is local not need 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, should be quite happy with the $1.85 payout that the device could have awarded had it been functioning precisely.
McKee was playing the skip Kitty cent slot machine game 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.
Once the reels came to rest, the language ‘$41,797,550 bonus award’ flashed up on the screen.
But the casino refused to pay up, pointing out that the machine had a maximum payout of simply $10,000.
Instead, she was paid the $1.85 she had actually won from the spin, plus the $18.10 in credit remaining on the machine, while the machine itself was sent away for separate analysis that is technical.
Tests revealed that the equipment’s computer had erroneously determined a bonus was had by it award.
Malfunction Voids All Pays
McKee sued for breach of contract and consumer fraud, a filing that was dismissed in 2013 by a district court judge. This week the Supreme Court upheld that ruling, noting that a sign on the machi Continue reading “90-year-old Woman Denied $41.7 Million Jackpot from ‘Malfunctioning’ Slot”