A mum of three from Cardiff will be celebrating the Platinum Jubilee in style this weekend, after scooping the £50,000 jackpot playing the National Bingo Game at her local bingo club; the Club 3000 Bingo Cardiff.
The delighted winner told the local press of her shock at the win, having only started playing bingo just three months ago. Now, a committed regular, Julie (she declined to give her surname), could not believe her luck when attending the Club 3000 Bingo Cardiff venue on Thursday 28th May with her daughter-in-law and called ‘HOUSE' thinking she had won a cool £15,000.
However, even after being corrected and being told that the actual win was over three times more than the £15,000 she thought she had won and was in fact, a life-changing sum of £50,000, Julie said she was in a state of shock.
The 54-year old winner told the local press:
“I was trying to work out how much I had won. I didn't have a clue. When I went up everyone was screaming and shouting and I was thinking, ‘what are they so excited about?'.
“When I got back to the table one of the workers said it was £15,000 but then she came back then and said it was a mistake and that it was £50,000. I nearly fell off my chair.”
“I am still in absolute shock. I've never won anything like this,”
“My daughter was asking what I'm going to do with the money and I said I was going to get a tattoo, buy a mattress, and get the garden done. She was laughing and pointed out that all those would only take up a few thousand and what was I going to do with the rest of it.”
Keep on Playing Bingo
The big win will not stop Julie from attending more bingo games and has even been back to Club 3000 Bingo Cardiff since the big win.
“I have been back since. It has been lovely, everyone has been so excited. I'm definitely going to keep going. We go for the fun and the atmosphere more than anything.”
“I did not know you could win money like this before starting to play, £50,000 is beyond my wildest dreams. Since joining the club I have made so many friends it is such a great community here.”
Cardiff Club 3000 Manager, Colin Russell, said of the National Bingo Game Jackpot Win:
“The atmosphere in the club was electric, all the customers burst into applause and started cheering, the mood in club was very much uplifting, which was wonderful, nights like these is what makes bingo so special, we are so happy for Julie and her family we will be celebrating with a party on 9th June where Julie will receive her cheque presentation.”
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