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Harrison judge overturns $1M dispute jackpot award to Biloxi woman

A Mississippi judge has ruled a Biloxi woman did not win the one million dollar jackpot she claimed at the IP Casino.

The ruling this week by Circuit Judge Roger Clark overturned a Mississippi Gaming Commission decision that sided with Florida Eash in her dispute with IP.

The IP casino argued Eash was only owed $8,000 -- the top winning amount showed on the machine's sign. The casino said a technician for International Game Technology mistakenly programmed the slot machine to be a stand-alone progressive.

The $5 Double Top Dollar machine notified Eash on February 19th, 2006, that she had won 1 million dollars and sent a signal to the casino's slot accounting system indicating a progressive jackpot was pending.

The Gaming Commission in March agreed with Eash.

Scott Andress, a lawyer for IP Casino, said very rarely do judges reverse the decision of the commission.

Eash can now take the $8,000 or appeal Clark's decision to the Mississippi Supreme Court.
     

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