HIGHLIGHTS: A 66-year-old guy recently hit a $100,000 jackpot on a slot machine at a casino in Fort Lauderdale. But he let a 35-year-old woman push the button for good luck, so the casino gave HER the money, and he got nothing.
FULL STORY: A 66-year-old guy named Jan Flato was gambling on a high-stakes slot machine at a casino in Fort Lauderdale about a month ago. Each spin was $50, and he hit the jackpot for a HUNDRED GRAND. (His name is pronounced Jan, not Yan.)
But then things went south for him REALLY fast.
He was hanging out with a 35-year-old woman named Marina Navarro. It's not clear why she was hanging with a dude in his mid-60s . . . but she claims they were "friends." Anyway, on his winning spin, he asked HER to push the button for good luck. And that turned out to be a very bad idea.
Apparently casinos have a rule where the person who pulls the lever or pushes the button on a slot machine is technically the one who's gambling. So SHE ended up winning the money, and he got nothing.
Jan flipped out in the middle of the casino when they told him. But security footage clearly showed Marina hitting the button. So they gave her a check for 50 grand . . . another $50,000 in cash . . . and she left without him.
She claims she offered to give him some of the money, but he started sending angry text messages. So she's not giving him anything, and their "friendship" is over.