Jackpot! You won 42 Million! Casino: Not so fast....

Here's the follow up article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/19/fortune-valley-casino-42_n_582100.html

An investigation by The Colorado Division of Gaming determined that the correct prize for a woman's $42.9 million slot machine jackpot is actually $20.18.
In late March, a Colorado woman at Fortune Valley Casino in Central City received a false jackpot message when her penny slot machine announced a winnings of $42.9 million -- far more than the posted sum of $251, 000.
The woman, Louise Chavez, says she's owed the full jackpot. A spokesman for the Colorado Gaming Division, however, said the top prize was clearly posted in the casino and as such Chavez's winnings are attributable only to a software glitch.
Fortune Valley Casino had previously paid Chavez $23.43 for her prize, including $10 in unused credit still in the slot machine. Her $7 of unpaid winnings will be paid by the slot machine manufacturer, WMS Gaming.
:lol: at the follow up article. Most machines have a little disclaimer on them that says "In case of machine malfunction all pays are void" or something to that effect. Basically, if the machine malfunctions it doesn't matter if it says $0.10 or $10,000,000,000,000,000.00 on the screen, you get bupkis.

OK, anyone w/ any sense at all knows that the house pretty much winning all the time is just part of casino gaming, but apparently the odds are a bit worse at this casino. I guess if you win big at a table game they have some muscular gentlemen there in warmup suits, jewelry and dark glasses inviting you into a backroom to discuss the "misunderstanding".

I am with Casino too. If they did this to everyone that won, they would be out of business. Seems legitly a machine screw-up.