Now it’s time for holidays and treats all round!
It was summer last year and my daughter, 30, sat me down. ‘Mum, I’ve got something to tell you,’ she smiled. ‘I’m pregnant!’ My hubby Duane, 56, and I were over the moon. ‘That’s wonderful!’ I cried. We’d only recently become grandparents after our son, 32, and his partner had a son, now we’d have another grandchild!
After celebrating, Duane and I put our feet up.
I decided to relax and play a few games of bingo.
A friend had recommended Chat Mag Bingo years earlier.
My favourites were the link bingo games.
Played across a number of rooms, there are more chances to win.
Recently, as I was off work, I decided to enjoy a few games.
So I sat at our house computer.
A link game was coming up – my favourite.
Before that, I played a game of 90-ball Bejeweled Bingo and bought six tickets for 25p each. Then I sat back to enjoy it… More and more numbers got marked off my cards and I had two lines – winning nearly £9. Then I saw my last number! I’d got a Full House! I thought I’d won a jackpot of about £30 – plus the £9 that I’d won on the two lines.
Only, that wasn’t the amount on my screen. It said £123,849! My bingo friends in the chatrooms went wild.
Congratulations! wrote one. What a win! said another.
Then it clicked – I’d won the progressive jackpot, you win it when you get the Full House within 38 or less ball calls.
My hands were shaking in excitement. It felt unreal.
Trembling, I called Duane at work – but he was on a course and so didn’t answer.
Then I phoned my daughter – no answer. My son was at work, too. I had to tell someone! So I rabbited away to our Labradoodle – and he became the first to
know about my whopper win!
It still hadn’t sunk in when my daughter called me back.
‘I’ve won over £100,000 on the bingo!’ I gasped. She didn’t believe me at first. ‘I’ll be right over!’ she said. Nearly nine months pregnant, she was on maternity leave.
As she was on her way, Duane called having seen the missed calls from me… ‘What’s wrong!?’ he cried. I blurted it out, and I don’t think he believed me, until he saw it for himself later on.
I texted my son, too, and he made his way over.
It didn’t really sink in until my daughter arrived and confirmed that I wasn’t seeing things.. Chat Mag Bingo told me my winnings would be in my bank the very next day! ‘Still can’t believe it!’ I cried. Soon Duane and my son arrived and we all jumped for joy, staring at the massive jackpot I’d won. It was a huge amount, so I thought very carefully about how to spend it. I gave my son and daughter a lump sum. ‘It’s up to you how you decide to spend it,’ I smiled. Just a few weeks later, and we were celebrating all over again, when our gorgeous granddaughter was born. Then I booked a holiday for Duane’s birthday. We’ve just returned from a lovely break in Lanzarote. The rest of the winnings are still in the bank, ready to spoil the grandkids whenever we fancy. So thanks a million Chat Mag Bingo! It’s fair to say I’m one very happy Grandma!