Bingo win­ners

Karen spoilt her fam­ily with her win­nings…

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Last April, it was just after 10pm, and I’d agreed to pick up our daugh­ter, 17, from her chip-shop job.

I had a bit of time be­fore I had to leave, so I opened up my lap­top to have a few games of Pick Me Up! Bingo.

I’d joined a few years ago. I loved bingo and the site has lots of great games.

My favourite was

Tiki, a 90-ball bingo game. I also en­joyed Di­a­mond Bingo. I’d had a big win on it in Fe­bru­ary 2015.

My hus­band, 47, had been play­ing darts with mates and want­ing ‘me time’ I’d bought tick­ets for Di­a­mond Bingo and let the games play out. Only, be­fore I knew it, there was a mes­sage on screen. Win­ner! it read. I’d scooped the £1,014 jack­pot – and when I phoned my hus­band, I could hardly speak!

‘He’d been as shocked as me.

When it had sunk in, we chat­ted about how to spend my win­nings.

Our el­dest daugh­ter, 19, wanted driv­ing lessons, so I put the money to­wards that, and spent the rest on bits for the house.

Win­ning was so nice and I still played Pick Me Up! Bingo! when I had the time. For me, it was about hav­ing fun. Win­ning was a bonus, but I just en­joy the games. Like now, as I waited to pick up my daugh­ter from work. I bought a few tick­ets for Tiki bingo, then I let the games play out while I watched TV. When I looked back at my lap­top, Win­ner! was flash­ing I’d scooped an­other £1,000! My hus­band was get­ting ready for bed, so I raced up­stairs to find him.

‘I’ve won again!’ I told him. ‘Yeah, right!’ he laughed.

So I showed him my lap­top and his jaw dropped. We were over the moon.

But I didn’t have very much time to cel­e­brate my win, as I had to dash out to pick up my daugh­ter as promised. She was so happy for me. ‘How about I buy you some driv­ing lessons, too?’ I asked.

It was only fair, after

I’d spent my last win on her sis­ter’s driv­ing lessons. ‘Bril­liant!’ she grinned. ‘So Mum’s taxi ser­vice can go out of busi­ness!’ I teased.

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 I’m a dou­ble win­ner – but I’m proof that it can hap­pen to any­one!

Thanks Pick Me Up! Bingo!

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