£3,333 Just Like That

Cherle treated all her fam­ily

Pick Me Up! Special - - Your Favourites - Cherle Chap­lin, 59, Not­ting­ham

Our house was a busy one. When my Cava­lier King Charles spaniel Lucy gave birth to seven pups in 2010, I had my hands full.

‘Will you give some away?’ my hus­band Tony, 60, asked.

But I’d fallen in love with all of them!

In be­tween walks, play­ing fetch and feed­ing my brood, the only time I got to my­self was when they were asleep.

To en­joy ‘me time’, I found some­thing fun and quiet so not to wake my sleep­ing pooches… Pick Me Up! Bingo. I’d seen ads and it looked fun, and I wasn’t dis­ap­pointed. I loved the slot game Dou­ble Bub­ble and Sap­phire, a 90-ball bingo game.

Over the years, I won a lit­tle cash, but I just

I played for fun, made friends in the chatroom

played for fun mainly.

And I made friends in the cha­t­rooms.

This Fe­bru­ary, I bought tick­ets for Sap­phire.

Tony was watch­ing TV and the dogs were asleep af­ter their din­ner. Time to put my feet up. I let the games play out, then I had a few games of Dou­ble Bub­ble.

Then I for­got about my games.

Won­der if I’ve won any­thing, I thought, when I re­mem­bered a bit later.

When I looked at my bal­ance I re­alised I’d won £3,333! ‘Tony!’ I cried. ‘I’ve won!’ ‘Sure you weren’t play­ing a demo game?’ Tony asked. ‘Pos­i­tive,’ I replied. He still didn’t be­lieve me. It wasn’t un­til a giant cheque ar­rived in the post a few days on that the penny fi­nally dropped.

We’d been want­ing to give our garden a makeover, so we spent £1,000 trans­form­ing it.

We gave our kids – aged 36, 35 and 25 – and nine grand­chil­dren cash, too. Then I split the rest be­tween my­self and Tony.

I thor­oughly en­joyed spend­ing my win and shar­ing it with my fam­ily, too.

And our pampered pooches didn’t go with­out, ei­ther.

I spoilt them with new toys and treats. It’s a lux­ury dog’s life for them, that’s for sure.

And it’s all thanks to Pick Me Up! Bingo.

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