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A New Jersey gambler said Atlantic City Bally’s is refusing to pay out $2.5 million to her for winning at a slot machine. Roney Beal, 72, claims she hit the jackpot on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at Bally’s Casino in February.

However, when she attempted to collect her winnings, the casino claimed the jackpot was due to a technical glitch and therefore didn’t count, she told the New York Post on Saturday.

Atlantic City Bally’s is unwilling to pay Roney Beal for hitting the jackpot at Wheel of Fortune slot machine

“I just feel it’s not right that they don’t pay out,” Beal said.

“What’s the use in playing then?”

Beal said after losing $1,000 on other machines that day, she revisited the Wheel of Fortune slot machine.

When she gave it another six or seven spins, she said she hit the jackpot.

It is not a hoax. Beal even said she got the words “wild,” “wild x2,” and spin on a diagonal on the slot area of the machine. This allowed her to attempt a free spin on the Wheel of Fortune wheel on the top of the machine.

After spinning, the wheel ended up on the word “Jackpot” with a dollar sign. Beal said she then heard the words “You’ve won.”

She said 3-D gold coins came out of the machine and a blue light went off.

“And then the people behind me got up and they’re like, ‘oh my god, oh my god.’ This guy says, ‘lady you’re a millionaire. A millionaire,’” she said.

When she used a call button to summon help, a tilt message popped up, informing her that the machine she used was unplayable due to an error or malfunction.

A Bally’s employee approached Beal and told her she didn’t win before telling her to leave the casino.

Beal and her lawyer are filing a legal complaint against Bally’s and IGT for $2.56 million

Beal’s attorney, Mike Di Croce, said he is preparing a legal complaint against Bally’s and its gaming company, International Game Technology (IGT), for $2.56 million. This is because she can prove that she hit a $1.28 million jackpot with a multiplier.

Di Croce also plans to file a $1 million-plus emotional distress claim.

Beal said she is still “very anxious.”

“I’m upset because I want the money, and I will help people with it,” she said.

One person she wants to help most is her homeless son. She had planned to buy a trailer for him.

Bally’s Casino said the responsibility lies with IGT.

“Bally’s has no comment on this incident as we’re only the casino who houses the machine,” an Atlantic City spokesperson said in a statement.

“IGT handles the payouts and would be best to get a comment from at this time.”

Di Croce believes Beal has a winning case against Bally’s and IGT.

“Bally’s says, ‘Come to our casino, play our machines,’” he told The Post.

“There’s no information that there’s a third-party contract. Ultimately Bally’s should be responsible as well. … Bally’s can’t hide behind this other company.”