I’ve made friends – and won big, too!
I’ve won almost £6,000 playing bingo
Iused to love going to the bingo hall but then, in 2011, I heard about Chat Mag Bingo from my daughter Amy, 34.
‘You mean I can play online?’ I’d asked surprised. ‘It’s fun,’ she grinned. It didn’t take long for me to get the hang of it and I began to enjoy the convenience.
All the fun of bingo from the comfort of my kitchen table.
I could pop the kettle on, do a load of laundry, and still be a social bingo butterfly.
I’d have small wins once in a while but, having also won over £3,600 in three big bingo jackpots, I’d loved treating the family. I’d even booked a Mediterranean cruise, enjoyed a shopping trip to Manchester and bought things for the house.
It was always a pleasure to spoil the family and myself. Plus, I’d started to make some good friends online.
I’d enjoy gossiping with all of the other girls in the Chat Mag Bingo chatroom.
We loved to talk about which bargain promo we were getting on the next game, like buy two tickets, get one free!
And we’d all have a laugh as the numbers rolled.
My favourite game has to be Tiki Bingo.
It’s great fun, as it’s as little as a penny to play and the jackpots could be amazing, as I’d learnt first hand.
Popping the washing on one morning in May this year, I decided that I’d log on while I had my feet up.
I could hear my daughter Amy upstairs, going about her usual morning routine.
My son Andrew, 24, was no doubt still in bed, and I knew that my hubby, Jeff, 60, wouldn’t be home from his night shift for half an hour. Spending £1.10 on 110 penny tickets, I watched the numbers being ticked off. Before long, I discovered that I had two full rows. I couldn’t believe that I needed just two more numbers and I could hit the jackpot. Come on! I thought, excited. And, within a few minutes, both my numbers were called. The word WINNER popped onto my screen and I squealed. I raced up the stairs to share the good news and banged on the bathroom door. ‘What is it? What’s happened?’ Amy yelled. ‘I won!’ I shouted back. A few seconds later Amy opened the door. ‘That’s amazing, Mum!’ she said. A lovely jackpot of £2,312 – that was the most I’d ever won and I was over the moon. When Jeff arrived home,
I was still buzzing.
‘Guess what?’ I blurted out before he’d even taken a step inside the door.
When I told him that I’d won, a big, Cheshire-cat smile spread across his face.
I wasn’t sure what I should do with my cheque at first, but we’ve planned a five-day trip to Blackpool.
Plus, I’ll put some of my winnings towards a meet-up with my online friends – the girls from the chat room – in Nottingham later this year. I can’t wait to meet them.
It really is something that just wouldn’t have happened without the lively community of Chat Mag Bingo.
The big wins are brilliant, but the new friends I’ve made are even more amazing and unexpected.
Hooray for Chat Mag Bingo!