Hopeful Multi-Millionaire Ends Up Empty Handed

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court says a woman
who thought she had hit a jackpot worth almost $42 million at the
Victoryland electronic bingo center will end up empty handed.

The court ruled Friday that an electronic bingo machine that
showed Sherry Knowles had won $41.8 million obviously malfunctioned
and that she was actually due no more than $2 from the operation in
Macon County.

The decision reversed a Macon County court ruling that said
Victoryland owed Knowles $10 million.

Knowles had bet $1 on an electronic bingo machine on May 2nd,
2006 when the machine started adding credits, eventually showing
she had won $41.8 million. Victoryland officials said the machine
displayed the symbol "snake eyes," which only pays two credits,
or $2.


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  • by Jason Location: Alabama on Nov 21, 2009 at 11:23 AM
    Gambling is gambling, she won the bet and they should pay her what the machine said she won. I do not believe the machine malfunctioned, i believe they do not want to pay the money.
  • by Chuck Location: Dothan on Nov 21, 2009 at 09:41 AM
    I'm sorry she didn't win but she should know there is only one winner at a casino...the owner. Casinos aren't build off of winners, they are build off losers.
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