Karen spoilt her family with her winnings…
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!