Win with us!

Carol Hop­kin, 65, of We­ston-su­per­mare, has trav­elled all over the globe with her Woman Bingo win­nings

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Set­tling on the sofa, I switched on the TV to watch one of my favourite mur­der mys­ter­ies. I en­joy any­thing to do with crime and foren­sics.

‘I love th­ese pro­grammes,’ I chuck­led to my hus­band John, 71. ‘In fact, I could prob­a­bly com­mit the per­fect mur­der!’

He laughed. Af­ter more than half a cen­tury to­gether, he knew I was jok­ing! We were en­joy­ing our re­tire­ment af­ter work­ing as a nurse and in the Army. With two grown-up chil­dren, Neil, 44, and Julie, 42, this was our time now.

Glo­be­trot­ting

We’d jet off on hol­i­day as much as pos­si­ble – I love trav­el­ling and see­ing the world. With a huge win on Woman Bingo in No­vem­ber 2016 – a stag­ger­ing £9,734 – we trav­elled to the Caribbean, the Ca­nary Is­lands and Amer­ica.

I started play­ing Woman Bingo in March 2011 when I saw my sis­ter Jan­ice, 63, play­ing it on her lap­top. It wasn’t long un­til I was a fan, too.

Now, in March 2018, I’d got two for the price of one on the Bingo Lounge, pay­ing £4 for 40 10p tick­ets. As the drama un­folded on TV, I let the game play out. In on­line bingo the num­bers are au­to­mat­i­cally dabbed off for you.

Since my big win, I’d bagged £1,000 in 2017 and the odd £400 here and there, but I didn’t ex­pect any­thing huge. But then the last num­ber came up and it matched mine. The amount flashed up – £3,246! ‘My num­ber is up!’ I screamed.

John’s mouth dropped open. ‘Never!’ he cried. ‘Not again?’

I rang Jan­ice to tell her. ‘And it’s all thanks to me telling you about it,’ she laughed.

John and I treated our grand­chil­dren with a bit of the cash, then booked our­selves a hol­i­day to Mex­ico. I’ve won over £14,000 on

Woman Bingo over the years, so I re­ally should treat Jan­ice to some­thing too…

Carol with her win­ner’s cheque

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