Katrina Bookman of Queens Sues Casino After Being Denied a $43 Million Jackpot and Being Offered a Steak Dinner Instead.


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A lawsuit was filed about a local casino offering Katrina Bookman a steak dinner instead of the cash prize she won at the slot machine!

According to NY Daily News, Katrina was playing on “Sphinx Slot Machine” at Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York, when the machine told her that she won $42,949,672.76! 

When she went to pick up her money she was in for a huge disappointment. Casino employees told her that it was a glitch in the system and offered her a nice steak dinner and $2.25… the prize they claim she was supposed to receive!





"I kept thinking about my family," Bookman said.

Bookman's voice cracks when she remembers her short lived joy. She's used to disappointment. Raised in foster care, homeless as a teen, Katrina raised 4 kids, who graduated high school, all by herself.

She already earmarked the millions, to buy a barber shop for her son and the a big chunk she would give back to her community. The apparent jackpot hit was in late August at Resorts World Casino.





It was casino chaos in 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 the next day for the decision.

Katrina Bookman declined the offer and hit the casino with a lawsuit. The mother of four is asking for $43 million in damages and claims she suffered emotional distress.

“You can’t claim a machine is broken because you want it to be broken. Does that mean it wasn’t inspected? Does it mean it wasn’t maintained?” Bookman’s lawyer Alan Ripka told CNN Money. “And if so, does that mean that’s people that played before had zero chance of winning?”





Back in August a spokesperson from the resort said her win was an obvious malfunction and that the Slot Machine’s highest payout was only $6,500.

I addition, the state Gaming Commission also shot her down stating that the machine has a sign on it that says “Malfunctions void all pays and plays.”

I say she at least deserves the $6,500.00