Florida

Man loses slot machine jackpot because of friend

Don’t let anyone push your buttons.

That’s the new mantra of gambler Jan Flato, who lost out on a $100,000 slot machine jackpot because he let a friend do the honors , 7News Boston reported.

Flato, 66, was feeding cash into the $50-a-spin Double Top Dollar machine at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 31.

At one point, he let his friend Marina Navarro push the button, for “luck,” the site reported.

And she was the charm.

The machine’s bells and whistles went off, and Flato assumed he was the one in the money.

Wrong, said casino officials who reviewed surveillance footage to confirm which one had the Midas touch — it was Navarro, 35.

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