Wedding plans get ‘green light’

Barrow Bingo Player Calls ‘house’ On £50,000 National Bingo Game Jackpot

A lucky Barrow bingo player is now able to make her daughter’s dream wedding happen, thanks to scooping a life changing £50,000 National Bingo Game Jackpot at Apollo Bingo, Barrow-in-Furness. 

The lucky winner, a nurse with the NHS, is a regular at Apollo Bingo, Barrow and usually goes with her daughter and Mum, who introduced her to the game many years ago. The trio can be found most weeks, having a catch-up and good chat, but on the lucky night it was just mother and daughter who had popped in.

They had agreed to go to bingo on Tuesday 15th July, playing the evening session and were having a chat about the price of school uniforms when the National Bingo Game started. Like seasoned players they stopped their conversation to listen carefully when the lucky winner realised that all her numbers were coming out and that she had won. Having made the winning shout she started up the conversation again with her daughter about the price of uniforms, expecting the caller to announce the winning prize as being £50. When the announcement was made and the 50 was immediately followed by the word ‘thousand’, the conversation stopped very sharply as mother and daughter turned to each other in silence and disbelief.

“It was unreal. Time stood still as we both looked at each other and seemed to be silently saying ‘did you hear what I think I just did?’ It hasn’t sunk in yet really” the lucky winner commented. “It doesn’t matter who you are, whether you have gone to bingo for the first time or whether you’ve been playing for years, you always have a chance to win.”

In the true spirit of bingo lucky Mum has agreed to split her winnings with her daughter, who recently got engaged and had been wondering how she and her fiancé would pay for the wedding next year. Thanks to a National Bingo Game jackpot win she will no longer have to worry about that!

Sharon Fish, Senior Assistant Manager at Apollo Bingo Barrow-in-Furness said, “We love playing the National Bingo Game here at Apollo Bingo, but it’s always that much more fun when we have a big winner and extra special when it’s won by a long-time member who is also a nurse.

“We are looking forward to celebrating with the winner, their family, friends and co-workers and players this Saturday when we will be hosting a special Winners Party and our Big Night Out event: everyone in the club will join in the celebrations and fun.”

Alastair Stewart, Head of Commercial Operations at the National Bingo Game said: “We are thrilled for our lucky National Bingo Game £50,000 Jackpot winner at Apollo Bingo Barrow. It’s great to see multiple generations joining in the fun of bingo together and sharing their winnings: it’s going to be some party at Apollo Bingo on Saturday!”

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