ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "She's mad as hell and is telling the world's largest casino company that it had better fork over her money.
Jackpots are usually foolproof, but disputes can arise. has been 17 months since 78-year-old Angela Domino hit what she thought was an $86,000 jackpot while playing a 5-cent progressive slot machine at Harrah's Resort.
"However, Harrah's paid her only $20,000 Wednesday in a long-running dispute over how much the jackpot actually was when Domino's machine dealt her a winning combination on a bet of $2.25.
"...On May 3, 2007, Domino's bet landed on a winning combination of four aces and a joker.
"...Then her elation disintegrated into disappointment when she was told that she had actually won $20,000 because another gambler at Trump Marina Hotel Casino had scored the $86,000 prize three minutes earlier while playing the same system of Spin Poker progressive slot machines.
"... When a jackpot is won, the machines then reset to the minimum jackpot. On the Spin Poker machines, the minimum jackpot was $20,000.
"...In Domino's case, the slot machine manufacturer claimed that if her machine showed an $86,000 jackpot when she won, it was simply a mistake, according to her attorney, John M. Donnelly.
"...Domino said she considers the $20,000 merely a down payment on the $86,000. She vowed to keep fighting for the full amount she believes she won..."
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