For a moment,Katrina Bookman thought her life had changed.
The Queens woman and mother of four, who was recently laid off from her housekeeping job, won $43 million playing slots at the Resorts World Casino in August. When the 10 figures—$42,949,642.76—flashed across her machine, Bookman flashed a multimillion dollar smile in a selfie with the screen. When it happened, shetold the New York Daily News her “body went numb.”
Raised in foster care, Bookman was homelessas a teen, but went on to graduate high school and raised four kids, she told ABC7.