Theresa spent her win­nings on a lux­ury hol­i­day with her friend

Pick Me Up! - - PROMOTION - Theresa Feve, 54, Scun­thorpe

To be hon­est, I couldn’t help but won­der what all the fuss was about. A friend of mine was chat­ting away about a bingo site she’d just joined.

‘It’s so much fun,’ she smiled. I used to play bingo with my mates years ago. But life as a mum of four was busy and over the years I’d found less time to play.

Now the kids were grown-up

with lives of their own.

So I had more time to spare.

‘What’s the name of the site?’ I asked my pal, cu­ri­ous.

‘Pick Me Up! Bingo. You should give it a try,’ she replied.

So I did – I signed up and tried out a few of the bril­liant games on of­fer.

There were lots to choose from, so I played a few demo games to see what I liked.

The other play­ers in the chat room were friendly, too.

Just shout if you get stuck, some­one of­fered.

But I quickly got the hang of things.

Sap­phire be­came my favourite game.

And I loved the slot game Rain­bow Riches, too.

Then, one day in May 2016, I won £5 on the site.

Great, I thought, buy­ing my­self a few tick­ets for Sap­phire Bingo.

And, be­fore I knew it, I was in the lead to win.

Sud­denly, I only needed one more number.

Then, when I saw it get checked off, my heart burst from my chest. ‘Bingo!’ I shouted. When I re­alised I’d won £900, I did a lit­tle dance around the room.

I’d just a booked a hol­i­day to Tener­ife with a friend and was due to jet off in a few weeks.

I’ll treat my­self while I’m out there, I de­cided.

While I was away, I en­joyed some lovely meals out and cock­tails by the pool.

We had such a lovely time, we wanted to go again. ‘Maybe next year, we’ll book an­other hol­i­day,’ I said.

Mean­while, I still played bingo every now and then, when I had time.

In Au­gust this year, I bought my­self some tick­ets for Sap­phire.

But, while the games played out, I started pot­ter­ing about the house.

I for­got all about them.

Then, a few hours later, I re­mem­bered my tick­ets and had a quick check to see if I’d won any­thing. When I looked, I couldn’t be­lieve my eyes!

I’d ac­tu­ally scooped the £1,000 jack­pot.

‘No way!’ I gasped.

Sure enough, the money was al­ready in my ac­count.

It wasn’t un­til a gi­ant cheque ar­rived in the post that it fi­nally sank in.

I told my daugh­ter and she took a pic­ture of me hold­ing the cheque.

‘Say bingo!’ she laughed, snap­ping away.

I was so pleased, I couldn’t stop smil­ing.

My friend and I had been chat­ting about go­ing back to Tener­ife.

So I used my win­nings to pay for that.

We jet off this month and I can’t wait.

Sun, sea and san­gria, here I come!

When I sip cock­tails on the beach, I’ll raise a glass to Pick Me Up! Bingo.


I WON ENOUGH TO PAY FOR my BEACH BREAK! It fi­nally sank in when the gi­ant cheque ar­rived

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