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Machine Malfunction Costs Woman $8 Million In Casino Winnings

Veronica Castillo from Portland, Oregon, was shocked when she saw that she had won the $8 million jackpot at a Washington state casino.

Sadly, her bubble was quickly crushed when casino bosses approached her and informed her that the machine had malfunctioned.

“I was very excited, happy,” Castillo told KOIN. “Then I couldn’t believe it.”

“They shut off the machine, took it away, printed out a ticket and gave me $80,” Castillo said.

“I felt insulted I felt cheated, I was very disappointed very upset and then I started to think about all the people there. And then I got angry,” Castillo told KHOU.

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Castillo plans to hire an attorney and seek the prize money, but she also wants to make sure nothing like this happens to someone else.

“To me, it’s cheating, may even be fraudulent,” Castillo told KOIN. “My first thought was, how many people has this happened to? They think they won, then going away empty-handed.”

John Setterstrom, CEO of Lucky Eagle Casino, told KOIN that an incident like this has never happened before and that he is working with the manufacturer to find answers.

He hopes to keep Castillo as a customer.

Photo credit: KOIN.

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