Atlantic City: Woman says she won $1.2 million at casino; casino says it was a glitch in the machine

Atlantic City: Woman says she won $1.2 million at casino; casino says it was a glitch in the machine

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  • Debbie Lord, Cox Media Group
May 20, 2024 3:03 PM
  • Debbie Lord, Cox Media Group

A New Jersey woman says she won a $1.2 million jackpot at an Atlantic City casino in February, but the casino is saying her win wasn’t a win but a glitch in the slot machine.

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Now Roney Beal says she is planning to sue.

Beal told television station WPVI that she went to Bally’s Casino in February and put hundreds of dollars into a “Wheel of Fortune” slot machine.

“And it went off, says, ‘you’re a winner’ and gold coins popped out,” she said. “This very nice guy says, ‘Oh my God, you hit, you hit!’ He said, ‘Lady you’re a millionaire.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh my God!’”

Beal, 72, said she pushed the service button on the machine operated by the gaming company International Game Technology (IGT) and that brought security personnel.