A re­lax­ing night turned into one full of ex­cite­ment for Leanne Wall, 33, from Derby

Pick Me Up! - - PROMOTION -

It was a lovely warm evening this July. Af­ter a busy day, I was look­ing for­ward to un­wind­ing on the sofa. And one thing I do en­joy on an evening like this is a spot of Pick Me Up! Bingo. I’d been a mem­ber since Novem­ber 2014 and loved the site – the games are so colour­ful and easy to play.

It was a per­fect way to re­lax and have a bit of me time at the end of a busy day. Now I was set­tled, loung­ing in my PJS.

I bought 12 tick­ets for 10p for a Bingo Lounge game.

They were on of­fer - buy two and get one free. Re­sult! I’d be play­ing with 18 tick­ets.

I en­joyed the Bingo Lounge room, it’s 75-ball bingo where all the games are played in pat­terns rather than lines.

The cards

I love the site – the games are so colour­ful and easy to play

are all funny shapes like bow ties or hearts.

It is easy to keep an eye on your best cards, as they’re al­ways in front of you. And it’s so easy to play – the num­bers are dabbed off your card au­to­mat­i­cally. With the peo­ple in the chatroom, play­ing the same game along­side you, it was like be­ing to­gether in a real bingo hall with other play­ers.

Peo­ple in the chat rooms were so­cia­ble and fun. They’d ask how you were, if you’d had a good day…

Chat­ting away, I didn’t even take note of the pro­gres­sive jack­pot amount for that game.

Some­times I played against more peo­ple than other times so I didn’t think about who’d win.

I no­ticed that I had just five num­bers left to get and now four, sud­denly three, now two… Just one…73! Then – shock – 73 was called and my card was full!

A mes­sage came on screen say­ing Con­grat­u­la­tions!

I’d won the £41 Full House and an im­pres­sive pro­gres­sive jack­pot amount of £2,451!

I watched as con­grat­u­la­tory mes­sages from peo­ple in the chat room poured in.

I let out an ex­cited squeak, had I re­ally won..?

I logged out and logged back in again to see the £2,451 was in my bingo ac­count.

Smil­ing, I texted my mum and a friend at work.

You’re never go­ing to be­lieve it… I started.

Well, I could hardly even be­lieve it my­self!

The cash was in my bank ac­count three days later.

And that’s when it truly sunk in!

So, what was I go­ing to spend it on?

This sum­mer, I took the kids to a theme park for the week­end and we stayed in a lovely ho­tel.

I treated them and the rest of the fam­ily to meals out.

And I de­cided to put some money aside for my chil­dren for when they’re older. A nice lit­tle sur­prise.

As for me, I treated my­self to some new bits for my car.

It’s been such a lot of fun.

It’s still fun to play the odd game now and then. I love chat­ting to the roomies, so thank you Pick Me Up! Bingo for all the fun and laughs.

All the fun of the fair!

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