When you think you have won $8,500,000…
Maribel Sanchez from Oklahoma went to Newcastle Casino Friday morning to play a Liberty 7 slot, when she hit the $8,500,000 on her very first $1.25 spin and Maribel Sanchez even took a picture of her win with her phone:
However, soon after that the slot machine shot off and the casino says it was a malfunction and therefore refuses to pay.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! 💸
What would you do if you won $8.5 million?!
A woman claims she did at the #Newcastlecasino today but they’re not giving her the cash. 💰
— Erika Stanish (@Erika_Stanish) February 22, 2020
… But the casino refuses to pay
The Newcastle casino claims there was an error and for that reason doesn’t pays out the win.
They have released the following statement:
“The claim is currently under review. We are following our protocols and working with the claimant through this process and as such, we cannot comment on this review.”
Maribel Sanchez is fighting for her money
But Maribel Sanchez is fighting for her right and money and has hired Bill Zuidi as an attorney.
Her lawyer Bill Zuidi said:
“We’re going to go through the process that is provided by the casino at this time. We’re going to look at all her legal options and aggressively pursue her rights. She should be paid what she won.”
FOX25 is investigating the case
The editor staff of local TV channel FOX25 did some in-depth research on the issue. They also went to Newcastle casino to see the Liberty 7 slots and saw that now all machines are marked with:
“Malfunction voids all pays and plays.”
However, the fact that Maribel Sanchez took a picture of the slot screen proving her win, gives her a decent chance to get the money, if the court admits it as evidence.
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