90-year-old grandmother Pauline Mckee will have to help make do with $1.85, instead of the $41.7 million jackpot she believed she had won on a slot machine game 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 following a slot machine malfunction.
Alternatively, 90-year-old grandmother Pauline Mckee, of Antioch, will have to be content with the $1.85 payout that the equipment would have awarded had it been functioning correctly.
McKee was playing the Miss Kitty cent 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 language ‘$41,797,550 bonus award’ flashed up on the screen.
But the casino refused to pay up, pointing down that the equipment had a payout that is maximum of $10,000.
Instead, she had been paid the $1.85 she had actually won through the spin, plus the $18.10 in credit remaining in the machine, while the device itself was sent away for separate technical analysis.
Tests revealed that the machine’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 region court judge. This week the Supreme Court upheld that ruling, noting that a sign on the (suite…)