A grandmother from Camborne in Cornwall had a night to remember after she called ‘house’ on a life-changing £50,000 Jackpot on the National Bingo Game.
The jubilant winner who wishes to remain anonymous is a 70-year-old married mother of four and a grandmother of nine. The lucky lady loves a game of bingo and has been a long-standing regular at the Cornish bingo club for years since having been introduced to bingo by one of her daughters more than 20 years ago.
After joining her friends at the Apollo Bingo Camborne on a Friday night for their usual get-together, the still-shocked winner thought it was her lucky day when she won 500 playing the fruit machines in the club. Little did she know what was in store for her later on!
She said of her win:
After a bit of a rubbish day with some things that went wrong, I thought I’d pop out to my club to try my luck, grab some food and see the friendly staff. My local club is fantastic: the club is great, the staff are a great bunch and I have made many friends there over the years, I just wanted to unwind for the day.
“First, I won £500 on the fruit machines, so I thought that’s my day getting better. I didn’t think there was more to come.”
“It was surreal – everything went in slow-motion and the silence was deafening. Then when my £50,000 National Bingo Game win was confirmed as ‘good’ the club exploded! I am yet to
celebrate and so shocked, but am sure it will come in the coming days.”
Sharing is Caring
Although there has been a number of good-sized wins over the years, including the £500 also won that day, the lucky lady has never experienced a win as big as £50,000.
She now intends to share the winnings with her two daughters for home improvements, give some cash for the grandchildren, and some donations to charity. The delighted winner added:
“When I started playing bingo, a friend said to me, ‘If you can’t afford to lose, don’t play. If you win it’s a bonus,’ and that’s always stuck with me, but the excitement at even winning £10 is amazing! I get just as excited, but the best bit is the people, I have met some amazing friends here over the years and have also lost some too.”
Craig Vigus, General Manager at Apollo Bingo Camborne, one of the last remaining bingo halls in Cornwall, said of the win:
“Our winner is such a huge part of our bingo family here at Apollo Bingo Camborne. Every visit she is always friendly,courteous, and such a ray of sunshine to be around. As far as customers go, you really can’t get much better! We are all so thrilled for her that she won.
Alastair Stewart, Head of Commercial Operations at the National Bingo Game, added:
“We are thrilled for our lucky National Bingo Game £50,000 Jackpot winner at Apollo Bingo Camborne and wondered if the winner’s January luck might be down to Cornwall’s famous Pixies? Whatever it was that brought the extra luck we hope she enjoys sharing her winnings with family and her favourite charities. ”
Ben has been an massive bingo enthusiast and fan since playing at the seaside as a kid. Dedicated to bringing you the latest and best bingo news from the UK