09 Nov '11, 10am

Hawker in dispute with MBS gets full jackpot winnings

Hawker in dispute with MBS gets full jackpot winnings

SINGAPORE: A dispute over jackpot winnings between a hawker and the Marina Bay Sands casino has been settled. 58-year-old Choo Hong Eng told Channel NewsAsia the casino has agreed to pay the entire sum of S$416,000. The casino earlier said that the machine had suffered a glitch. In the weeks since her case came to light, Madam Choo has become a minor celebrity. She said: "When they (members of the public) see me, they'll ask, is there a resolution? I tell them, not to worry, it'll come eventually. They ask, 'will you get the money'? I say, of course!" Madam Choo's lucky strike took place at Marina Bay Sands on October 18. But the casino said the machine was faulty, and offered in exchange, S$50,000 in cash and a sports car worth S$258,962 which she could sell back to the casino for cash. Madam Choo refused the offer, and hired a lawyer to fight her case. With CCTV footage ...

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