Man claims he lost his life savings playing carnival game trying to win Xbox

EPSOM, N.H. - Henry Gribbohm says he lost $2,600 playing a carnival game, and all he has to show for it is a stuffed banana with dreadlocks.

Gribbohm said he wanted to win an Xbox Kinect at a game called "Tubs of Fun."

In the game, contestants toss balls into a tub. When he practiced, it was easy but something changed when he started playing; the balls kept popping out.

Gribbohm kept trying to win back his money by going double or nothing, our sister station WMAR reported.

He dropped $300 in just a few minutes and said he went home to get $2,300 more and soon lost all of that as well.

"It's not possible that it wasn't rigged," he said. "For once in my life, I happened to become that sucker."

He went back the next day to complain and the man running the game gave him back $600.

He split with the banana and the cash and filed a report with police.

Gribbohm said he's considering a lawsuit.


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