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Casino says woman's $42M jackpot was an error

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(All losses are error-free) ~t*t

http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-jackpot-032710,0,5048152.story

CENTRAL CITY - Louise Chavez thought she had won $42 million dollars. Turns out lady luck was just teasing her.

"People were coming up to me saying I won $42,000,000, or at least $42,000" says Chavez, who was playing penny slots at Fortune Valley Casino in Central City. "Lights were flashing, it sounded like a fire truck, the screen said 'see attendant.'"

When the attendant arrived, Chavez was told the machine had malfunctioned and she would not receive any payment. "They didn't tell me why."

The casino gave her a room for the night, bought her breakfast and gave her $23 dollars, the amount she says she had put into the machine.

The Director of Marketing for Fortune Valley says random numbers appeared on the screen.

"In 15 years, we have never seen anything like this before," says Joe Behm. "We have rules and regulations that we follow and it is now in the hands of the Division of Gaming."

The Division of Gaming, according to Behm, will look for forensic information in the machine's software. There is the possibility that Chavez could still win some money based on the division's findings.

As for Chavez, she is not sure what she will do next, but she's not folding. "I played the game, I put my money into the machine, whether it's 42 million, 42 thousand or 4 thousand, I should get what the machine said."

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Comments

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Rick GComment by Rick G - March 31, 2010, 2:44 pm
The casino should request some TARP bailout money to cover their losses! What's good for the Wall Street Casino is good for the Fortune Valley Casino.
2.
Comment by gopher07 - April 1, 2010, 10:50 am
YOU NEED YOUR MONEY......THE 42 MILLION YOU WON............... GET A GOOD LAWYER

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