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.
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.