I WON TWO JACKPOTS
Susanne has scooped £3,721!
rubbing the hair dye into a lather on my head, I sat on the toilet seat while it set. It was November 2015 and I was giving my dark locks a bit of a colour boost.
My partner Julian, 45, was downstairs watching TV.
So to pass the time in the bathroom while I waited for the colour to set, I decided to enjoy a few games of bingo on my phone.
I’d joined Pick Me Up! Bingo the year before after my daughter, 29, recommended it. ‘It’s fun,’ she told me. And she was right.
It kept me entertained and was great for passing the time. Just like now.
Perched on the toilet seat, I bought a few tickets for Sapphire – my favourite game.
I watched as the games played out.
Then I realised I only needed one number to win the £1,000 jackpot.
A few minutes passed, and then…
‘Bingo!’ I shouted out as my number was called.
Then a message flashed on the screen, telling me I was the winner.
I couldn’t believe it.
£1,000, just like that.
I was so desperate to run downstairs and tell Julian the good news.
But by now it was time to wash the dye out of my hair.
As soon as I’d washed it off, I threw my hair up into a towel and ran downstairs, taking them two at a time.
‘You won’t believe it…’ I began, as Julian carried on watching TV. ‘I’ve just won £1,000 on the bingo.’
That certainly got his attention!
‘You what?’ he laughed, his eyes suddenly on me.
I showed him my phone and his jaw dropped. ‘That’s amazing!’ he grinned. With Christmas just around the corner we decided to spend the cash on even more presents for our four grandkids.
We bought them all sorts of toys, clothes and gadgets.
They were absolutely over the moon.
After such a lovely win, I never expected to scoop another jackpot.
But in August this year I was in for another surprise.
It was getting late, so I decided to have a few quick games of bingo before bed.
I bought a few tickets for Sapphire and Bingo Lounge.
As my games finished, I got up to turn my laptop off.
But just as I did, a message flashed up on-screen.
When I looked closely
I played while waiting for my hair colour to set
We chatted for hours about how to spend the money
I realised I’d won £2,721! I couldn’t believe it. Julian was just about to get into bed, so I ran upstairs to tell him.
‘Guess what, I’ve won again!’ I beamed.
‘Yeah right,’ Julian replied, thinking I was pulling his leg.
‘It’s true!’ I laughed. ‘£2,721!’
When the penny finally dropped, he couldn’t stop smiling.
‘This is unbelievable!’ he chuckled.
That night in bed we spent an hour chatting about what to spend the winnings on…
A holiday, a shopping spree, a new designer handbag for me…
By the next morning though, we’d decided. We’re both house-proud, so we wanted to indulge in a brand-new cooker, plus a nice carpet for the lounge.
So, that’s what we did.
And we even had enough money left over to treat ourselves to a new mobile phone each and a laptop.
Winning twice has been amazing.
I really can’t thank Pick Me Up! Bingo enough.
I never thought I’d be a double winner.
But here I am telling you my story.
I’m proof it can happen to anyone.
We bought a brandnew cooker
my WIN meant lots Of Treats for The house!