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Man wins big payout at Sands Bethlehem Casino, has to return it

Published On: Aug 15 2013 11:48:36 AM EDT

For one New York man, Thursday was a lucky day, then reality set in.

Police said Rong Lin of Fresh Meadows, N.Y. won the jackpot at a slot machine at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem around 7:40 p.m.

However, when he went to cash in his prize, casino officials questioned the validity of his ID when the photo on the ID didn't match Lin, police said.


When officials determined who Lin was, it was discovered that he was only 20 years old.

Lin had to forfeit the jackpot, and instead, was charged with gambling under the age of 21.