Julie Jacobson / AP
Friday, June 16, 2017 | 12:45 p.m.
Katrina Bookman captured national attention last year when she played a "Sphinx Slot Machine" at Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York, and it appeared as though she'd won $43 million — which would have been the largest jackpot ever won on the slots in U.S. history. She excitedly snapped a selfie with the screen, believing her life was forever changed.
But when Bookman came to collect her prize, a casino worker told her she hadn't actually won anything and offered her nothing but a complimentary steak dinner and $2.25.
Bookman's attorney Alan Ripka says he has been fighting for months to get the casino to pony up for Bookman, but to no avail. So on Wednesday, he filed a lawsuit.
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