‘I scooped my £1,000 in the first week!’

Katie Wil­liamson, 48, from Sh­effield, can’t stop smil­ing thanks to her big win

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For years, my hus­band Jonathan, 51, and I loved to spend sum­mer week­ends in our car­a­van. we parked up in a beau­ti­ful coun­try club not far from our home in Sh­effield, and played bingo every Satur­day night in the club­house.

Last year, when the weather got colder, I missed our bingo ses­sions. So in Oc­to­ber 2017, I signed up for Woman Bingo on­line. I loved it straight away, es­pe­cially the slot game Bub­bling Falls – as well as Tiki Bingo.

I’d play the 1p games, and every half hour you could play a 10p link game– and they had a jack­pot of £1,000.

‘I’m go­ing for a 10p ticket,’ I chuck­led to Jonathan one Tues­day night. ‘Does any­one ever win?’ he said, rolling his eyes. ‘Yes, of course!’ I said, watch­ing the balls rolling on my tablet.

Just as the words came out of my mouth, the screen started to flash and the bal­ance went up by £1,000.

‘I’ve won!’ I cried, jump­ing up from the sofa. ‘Wait un­til I tell the girls!’

My two daugh­ters, El­lie and Amelia, had al­ready flown the nest, but I knew they’d be happy for me.

‘Hang on,’ said Jonathan. ‘It could be a mis­take. Wait un­til the morn­ing to see if the money’s still show­ing.’

I’d only started play­ing less than a week ear­lier and this was my first big win! Maybe Jonathan was right to be cau­tious.

‘I’ll check to­mor­row, then,’ I said.

That night I hardly slept a wink, but it was Jonathan who was down like a shot at 7am to check the tablet. ‘It’s still there!’ he shouted ex­cit­edly. ‘I told you!’ I replied. I got on the phone to let the girls know my good news.

He couldn’t be­lieve it!

‘Make sure you spend the money on your­self,’ urged Amelia. But I’d al­ready made up my mind to get the girls some treats. I or­dered a de­signer purse for El­lie and got Amelia a new lap­top for uni. ‘What about me?’ moaned Jonathan. ‘You didn’t be­lieve I’d won!’ I teased. Fun­nily enough, though, af­ter my big win, Jonathan started play­ing, too. A few weeks later he won £200 and bought me a pair of gor­geous de­signer shoes.

When my big card­board cheque ar­rived for the photo, I was even more de­lighted. All my col­leagues at the freight for­ward­ing com­pany I work at wanted to hear all about my win, too.

I think quite a lot of them have signed up now, as I’m liv­ing proof that you re­ally can win big!

It wasn’t long be­fore Katie had a big win

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