Mamma mia, I’VE WON

I spent my win on a mag­nifico Ital­ian hol­i­day and fam­ily cel­e­bra­tion

Chat - - Promotion - Jan­ice Brion, 44, Mid­dles­brough

Gos­sip­ing over cof­fee, I loved my new of­fice. The staff were friendly and I fit­ted in eas­ily.

But my new­est of­fice buddy had made me feel right at home.

We started go­ing to bingo halls and on lunch dates.

She was a fast friend and I trusted her re­views on all sorts.

So when she told me about Chat Mag Bingo, I was in­trigued.

I’d never played on­line be­fore.

‘It’s so much fun!’ she said. ‘You could try it.’

I’d heard about Chat Mag Bingo. I’d read in the mag­a­zine about peo­ple win­ning. ‘Sounds great,’ I said. Af­ter my friend’s glow­ing rec­om­men­da­tion, I signed up in March 2006.

The sign­ing up was easy enough, and play­ing the dif­fer­ent games was sim­ple too.

I tried most of the games, just to see which ones I liked the most.

But, to be hon­est, I didn’t have a favourite. If any­thing, I loved the va­ri­ety.

It was an as­sort­ment of bingo, slots, casino and much more, and that made each time I played some­what dif­fer­ent.

Af­ter that, I dipped in and out. Play­ing for fun ev­ery now and then.

It didn’t have to cost much – the site made it easy for you to set your­self a bud­get.

And while it’s nice to have had a few small wins over the

y years...‘it’s just a good laugh,’ me and my work­mate agreed.

We still had our nights out too. Fun and friend­ship were what mat­tered most to us.

Then one day y at t the th end of

Fun and friend­ship were what mat­tered most

July 2018, I was pot­ter­ing about the house.

With my kids home from their jobs, I was work­ing my way through my to-do list.

‘Wash­ing-up – check. Iron­ing – done. Din­ner – fin­ished,’ I hummed.

The list was com­plete, and I’d earned some me-time.

Putting up my feet with a cof­fee, I flicked open my lap­top and de­cided to check out Chat Mag Bingo.

The usual game icons ap­peared be­fore me as I scanned for my room of choice.

Then I set­tled on the Sap­phire 90-ball bingo room.

It was sim­ple enough, but the big­gest at­trac­tion…it was nice and

cheap. The tick­ets were just 25p each!

I de­cided to buy a bunch of tick­ets, and was then ready to join the 9pm Su­per Link Game, where the Full House was £1,500.

While the idea of win­ning the jack­pot was lovely, I didn’t re­ally think about the win. Which was usu­ally the case as I just en­joyed the ca­ma­raderie of the cha­t­rooms and the fun of watch­ing the games play out.

Slowly, num­bers started pop­ping out, and they were dabbed off one by one.

Be­fore I knew it, I had two com­plete lines. I’d won just over £400. ‘Ooh that’s a nice fig­ure,’ I gig­gled.

The last set of num­bers passed in a blur.

One by one, mine flew in, and then…

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS!

‘I won!’ I squealed. Mes­sages flooded on my screen with con­grat­u­la­tions from the other play­ers.

I’d of­ten send con­grats to other win­ners, and now I was on the re­ceiv­ing end.

I called my hus­band straight­away.

He worked away a lot, but I knew he’d want to hear my amaz­ing news.

‘Ooh, we can put some of that to­wards our trip to Italy,’ he said.

We were go­ing to Italy in Septem­ber 2018 with my par­ents to help cel­e­brate their 50th wed­ding an­niver­sary.

It was a trip we’d or­gan­ised al­ready, but with the money from my win, I would treat us to some lovely ex­tras when we were there.

So, on our Ital­ian hol­i­day, we raised a glass to my awe­some win.

We re­ally were liv­ing la dolce vita – the sweet life.

I would treat us to some lovely ex­tras on our trip

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