On March 26, 2011, an Austrian national named Behar Merlaku got the thrill of a lifetime. According to Austrian state broadcaster ORF, Mr. Merlaku was playing the slots at a Bregenz, Austria casino when the machine showed a payout of almost $43 million euros (approximately $62 million dollars). Unfortunately for Mr. Merlaku, his excitement was fleeting. Casino officials quickly disputed the result, blaming it on a malfunctioning computer chip. Many slot machines and casinos display a warning that any technical malfunctions would void a win.
Not surprisingly, the issue is going to court. Somewhat surprisingly, the casino has also barred Mr. Merlaku from further play at the casino.