Bingo Win with us!

Rita White, 49, from Birm­ing­ham is proof you don’t have to spend a lot to win big on Woman Bingo

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I’ve al­ways been a bingo fan and have been play­ing since my mid-twen­ties, but for the last 10 years I’ve been play­ing on­line, as well as mak­ing the odd trip to my lo­cal bingo hall.

I’ve al­ways worked around com­put­ers and tech­nol­ogy, so play­ing bingo on­line seemed like a fun and easy way to spend my free time, es­pe­cially when get­ting to the lo­cal bingo hall be­came less con­ve­nient for me.

Af­ter search­ing around a few web­sites, I came across Woman Bingo and thought it seemed like a good op­tion be­cause of the buzzy on­line com­mu­nity, and the chat rooms that ac­com­pany the games.

That was eight years ago now and I still play on my desk­top com­puter, usu­ally with a cuppa and with the telly on in the back­ground. Some­times though, I like to turn the telly down so I can hear the game play­ing out and the bingo numbers be­ing called, as that makes it even more fun and ex­cit­ing!

Hav­ing been a mem­ber for so long, I’ve had lots of wins over the years, of­ten £30 or £50 and some­times a few hun­dred. It’s such a great feel­ing when you win and I like treat­ing my fam­ily.

Play­ing with pen­nies

In Oc­to­ber 2016, I had logged in one evening and was play­ing ‘ses­sion bingo’. It’s quite a new game on the site where you pay one price for a ses­sion and that’s it for the whole hour. There are sev­eral chances to win across a bun­dle of dif­fer­ent 75, 80 and 90 ball bingo games and of course the Pro­gres­sive Jack­pots are up for grabs too. Plus there are the games in the chat room as well, so there's an ex­tra chance you could win a prize there too.

I had been logged in for about an hour in Oc­to­ber and then I de­cided to have a few bingo games in Tiki be­fore call­ing it a day. I spent 50p and bought 50 tick­ets as they’re each a penny.

There was a Pro­gres­sive Jack­pot, mean­ing it was grad­u­ally go­ing up and up. Quite quickly, I had one num­ber left to go…

I’d been in that sit­u­a­tion a few times be­fore. It’s ex­cit­ing wait­ing to see if the next num­ber called will be yours, while at the same time try­ing to be cool as a cu­cum­ber and not jump up and down.

It was just as well I was sit­ting down, as sud­denly, the last num­ber I had been wait­ing for was called. I had won the Pro­gres­sive Jack­pot! I had seen lots of mem­bers win the Pro­gres­sive Jack­pot and imag­ined how it would feel if one day I would be a big win­ner.

The to­tal prize pot had gone up to £1,154 and I’d won the lot!

Mes­sages came flood­ing in from the

other mem­bers say­ing con­grat­u­la­tions and ‘well done win­ner’. I al­ways an­nounce in the chat rooms how many numbers I have left to go, so my friends were all chuffed to hear I had won.

A good day

My son came in from work a lit­tle later and I started ask­ing him about his day, still in my calm mood. ‘How about you?’ he asked in re­turn. ‘I’ve had a good day,’ I smiled. ‘I had a lit­tle win on the bingo.’

Peer­ing over at my screen, he saw my ac­count bal­ance.

‘Oh my God, Mum! That’s a huge win!’ he laughed.

With Christ­mas just a few months away, I knew that I’d be spend­ing the money treat­ing my four kids and my two sons-in-law. In fact, I got all my presents in Novem­ber, be­fore any­one started their shop­ping – in­clud­ing some for my husky, Shadow – it was so nice be­ing able to treat the fam­ily I also had a bit of money left over to treat my­self to a few things which was won­der­ful, but even bet­ter was be­ing able to spoil my loved ones. I am still play­ing on­line a few times a week and the great thing is that with games like Tiki for just a penny per ticket, you can find some­thing to suit any bud­get. And play­ing in the com­fort of my own home makes it even bet­ter. Who knows, if you join, it could just as eas­ily be you who wins, too!

rita with her huge win­ner’s cheque

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