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Fail! Man Wins $57 Million On Slot Machine, But Is Told It's A Software Error And Offered $100 Instead!

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Worst. Software Error. Ever.

Earlier this year, 26-year-old Swiss national Behar Merlaku tried his luck at a slot machine in an Austrian casino in the tiny town of Bregenz…and it did NOT go as planned.

The machine started ringing and flashing for Merlaku, and he was informed that he'd just won $57 million…until casino owners told him that there'd been a "software error" and they offered him $100 and a free meal as a consolation prize.

Apparently, the $57 million prize was an award for getting a "five-slot match," but he only got a "four-slot match" when the machine announced that he'd won the grand prize.

Now, Merlaku is suing the casino, claiming that they should "honor the 'win.'"

Here's what he had to say about it:

"There was music and the sum I had won – nearly 43 million euros – was displayed on a screen. I was so overjoyed and in my head I began calculating what I could do with all this money."

We're not so sure if he'll be awarded the full $57 million, but if he gets offered a settlement for even $1 million, he should take it! That's still A LOT of money…especially since it actually does seem like it was a software error!

What do U think? Does this man deserve the full jackpot? Some of the jackpot? Nothing???

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5 comments to “Fail! Man Wins $57 Million On Slot Machine, But Is Told It's A Software Error And Offered $100 Instead!”



  1. 1

    This is kind of hard to believe.



  2. 2

    Yeah he deserves the jack pot. It isnt his fault there was a malfunction. They should have pulled the machine earlier.



  3. 3

    All slot machines state on the machine "Malfunction voids all pays and plays", he still won…$100 & a meal…



  4. 4

    This story has more holes than Swiss cheese.



  5. 5

    I'd be soooo pissed, but then again, you're right about the "malfunction" clause on these machines. but that sux!