A tourist in Las Vegas hit the jackpot on a slot machine, but was never informed due to a malfunction in the machine.
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Now after an exhaustive search, the Nevada Gaming Control Board says they have identified the winner of the nearly $230,000 prize.
On Jan. 8, a man played a slot machine at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. Due to a communications error
the slot machine malfunctioned and didn’t notify Taylor or casino personnel that he was a winner.
By the time the error was noticed, casino personnel were unable to identify the man,
To identify the winner, gaming officials combed through hours of surveillance videos from several casinos, interviewed witnesses, shifted through electronic purchase records and even analyzed ride share data
The jackpot winner was determined to be Taylor, a tourist from Arizona.
Robert Taylor was already back home when he was notified of his winnings last week, according to the release. Gaming officials said that he will return to Vegas to collect his overdue prize.