Theresa spent her winnings on a luxury holiday with her friend
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