Woman Wins $8 Million Jackpot... Before Casino Staff Tells Her the Machine Malfunctioned
Veronica Castillo told INSIDE EDITION she was shocked when staff told her she couldn't take the winnings home.
Veronica Castillo thought she had finally struck gold after pouring in $100 dollars’ worth of nickels while playing the slot machine game "Jurassic Riches" when she won $8 million.
In an instant she was a multi-millionaire.
"I was in shock," she told INSIDE EDITION of winning what she thought was millions. "I was excited. I was in shock."
But those dreams were dashed when the staff at The Lucky Eagle Casino in Washington State told her there had been a malfunction with the slot machine.
Instead of the millions, she got a measly $80.35.
"They came to me and said: 'We have to shut off the machine.' Then I was asking: 'What about the prize?' They said: 'There is no prize.' It was horrible," she told IE.
In a statement the casino released on the incident, it said: “This machine offers a maximum jackpot of $20,000. The win claimed by Ms. Castillo is not legally or practically possible.”
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