Thursday 31 May 2012


THE SINGAPORE 'Jackpot Aunty' who became cash-rich from taking on the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casino to claim her winnings now feels poorer for the whole experience.

Choo Hong Eng, a 58-year-old hawker, got the $416,742.16 (RM1mil) she won at a slot machine at its casino last November. But she has also lost friends, some of whom go back 30 years.

"They make me feel so bad. Winning the money has given me more problems," Choo told The Straits Times.

She still gets calls every other day from these 'friends', who have come out of the woodwork to ask for help in paying their credit card bills and loans or to restart failed businesses. (The Straits Times)

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