Karen spoilt her fam­ily with her win­nings

Pick Me Up! - - REAL LIFE CANDID - Karen Carder, 45, Wok­ing

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!

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