Casino Denies Man Jackpot: Bill Seebeck Denied $166 Million Prize
Bill Seebeck thought it was the luckiest day of his life. Seebeck was playing a slot machine at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa when the machine indicated that he had won a staggering $166,666,666.65. The joy didn't last long, however, as the casino denied the man's jackpot because it was caused by a machine malfunction.
According to officials at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, the maximum possible jackpot possible on the machine Bill Seebeck played was $90,000, well short of the $166 million jackpot.
This isn't the first time this has happened. A patron at a Seminole Casino in California thought he had a $259,000 denied after officials stated it was caused by a computer error. In that case, the casino decided to pay the full amount.
As for Bill Seebeck, he was considering legal action, but it appears he has now agreed to an undisclosed "good faith" settlement from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino.