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Casino Cheated Him Of $5 Million, Man Says

BELLEVILLE, Ill. - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort and The Ocean Club Gaming Center cheated a vacationer who hit a $5.15 million slot machine jackpot, Alvin Paulson claims in St. Clair County Court. Paulson claims that after he won the prize on a $20 slot on March 1, 2007, an employee turned off the machine while it was still adding up the credits, then a manager claimed there was "some mysterious 'malfunction' or 'technical problem'" and refused to pay up.

Paulson demands the $5.15 million and the $16.50 that remained on the machine.

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