Karen spoilt her family with her winnings
This April, it was just after 10pm and I’d agreed to pick up our daughter, 17, from her chip-shop job. But I still had a bit of time. I’ll have a few games of Pick Me Up! Bingo, I decided.
I’d been a member for a few years and my favourite was a 90-ball bingo game, Tiki. I also liked Diamond Bingo. I’d even won big on it in February 2015.
My husband, 47, had been out playing darts with mates.
I bought tickets for Diamond Bingo and let the games play.
Then Winner! came up and I’d won the £1,014 jackpot!
I phoned my husband, but
My girls got lessons! Winning was nice but, for me, it was all about having fun
could hardly get the words out!
Later, we chatted about what to spend my winnings on.
Our 19-year-old daughter, wanted driving lessons, so I put money towards that and got some things for the house.
Winning was nice, but, for me, it’s all about having fun.
Like now, while I waited to pick up my daughter.
I bought tickets for Tiki and let the games play out.
When I went back and looked at my laptop a few minutes later, I saw
flashing on screen! I’d scooped another £1,000 win! My husband and I were both over the moon.
But I had to pick up my daughter like I’d promised.
She was really happy for me.
‘How about I buy you some driving lessons?’ I asked.
I thought that it was only fair, after I’d spent my last win on her sister’s driving lessons. ‘Brilliant!’ she grinned. ‘And it’ll mean that Mum’s taxi can now go out of service,’ I teased her.
I’m putting the rest of the cash towards a few nights out and I’ll treat my other two kids, aged 14 and 12, to something nice.
I still can’t believe that I’m a double winner. But I’m proof it can happen to anyone.
So thank you very much, Pick Me Up! Bingo!