The team at BingoDaily love sharing good news from the UK Bingo scene. Nothing makes us happier than to hear of big wins from bingo clubs up and down the country. This week, we head to south coast and have a big one to report!
A Southampton man is celebrating this weekend, after landing a massive £171,000 win at Buzz Bingo hall in Antelope Park, Hampshire.
Gareth Bedford from Southampton collected a total of £171,546.81 on Wednesday having won the life-changing rollover amount with the number 55.
The 33-year-old was playing bingo at the Buzz Bingo venue with his sister Claire Kassimy and father Peter Bedford, when he called house on the jackpot which was rolled over for a total of 32 days.
Having said afterwards that he wanted to spend the day at the horse races, Gareth’s plans were thwarted by the rainy weather forecast and changed his mind. He said:
“I am ecstatic and shocked to have won such a life-changing sum of money.
When I called “house”, I hadn’t realised how long the jackpot had rolled over for. What I thought was a normal £2,500 win turned out to be over £171,000! I couldn’t quite believe it and when someone told me, I burst into tears of joy and bought all the other players a round of drinks to celebrate.”
The General Manager of Buzz Bingo club in Bursledon Rd, Southampton, Paula Joynson was delighted for Gareth. She said:
“We couldn’t be happier for Gareth’s incredible win. The Double Number Jackpot is still quite a new game to Buzz Bingo so to see someone in our club win such a huge jackpot this early in is phenomenal.”
Gareth intends to split the winnings with his family. Well done Gareth!