I’m using my £4,102 win to visit my grandkids!
As I Skyped my daughter Stella, 52, I could also see my granddaughters dancing in the background.
‘I miss you so much,’ I said, blowing kisses.
It’d been three years since I’d actually seen them.
You see, my daughter and her kids live in Philadelphia.
But we Skype as much as possible and she sends me photos of the fun they have.
My other two children, Christopher, 50, and Darren, 46, are here in the UK. They visit me and my husband Steven, 62, whenever they can.
I have nine granddaughters, so I’m kept very busy, but I do miss the three in Philadelphia.
When I’m not spending time with my family, one of the things I enjoy is Chat Mag Bingo.
I’ve been a member since July 2012 and it’s such fun. I love the games and chatting to other members. The Tiki bingo game is my favourite.
You can play from just 1p a ticket.
Last December, I made a cuppa after a long day and logged on to Chat Mag Bingo.
It was the 7-8pm Session Bingo game. You buy a bundle of tickets for 15 games, which lasts an hour.
Sipping my tea, I watched as the numbers were dabbed off. One number to go… Then I almost dropped a biscuit in my cup when I looked at my account balance. ‘Steven!’ I squealed. He ran in from the kitchen and looked so worried. ‘Everything OK?’ he asked.
‘Look at my balance,’ I said, showing him my screen.
There, in front of our eyes, it had shot up by £4,102.
We couldn’t believe it – that was the most I’d ever won on the bingo.
That night we began planning what to spend it.
Over the next few weeks, we bought a king-size bed, but put the rest aside.
We knew exactly what we were going to spend it on.
Going on Skype, I clicked on Stella’s number and it rang a few times before she answered. ‘Hi, Mum, you OK?’ she asked. Grinning from ear to ear, I told her all about my win.
‘I want to spend the winnings on a trip to come and see you all,’ I announced.
Straightaway, Stella gathered the girls around the screen and when we told them, they all jumped for joy.
We’ve booked tickets for a three-week trip this December.
They begged us to go earlier, but we wanted a Christmas trip.
It’s been so long since we’ve seen them and the girls have grown up so much. We’re so excited. And we had my Chat Mag Bingo win to thank.
If I could give any advice to other players, then I’d say give it a go. It’s such a fun, friendly site.
If a big win can happen to me, then it could happen to anyone.
There really are real-life winners.
Thank you so much, Chat Mag Bingo!
This was the most that I’d ever won on the bingo!
ia, Philadelph ‘ ’ here we come!