We all play bingo games for different reasons. For the most part, we love the community, chat, and excitement of what bingo has to offer. But of course, it makes it all the sweeter if you claim the full house.
Down the years there has been some huge wins both online and offline, producing life-changing moments as people begin the game with pennies and end it with millions. Of course, it’s only the lucky few.
How’d You Like Them Apples?
John Orchard picked up a staggering £5.9million from a 30p bingo card a few years ago, becoming the biggest winner in history. Orchard was working in a job centre before that fateful day. Needless to say he spent his winning in style, purchasing a Jaguar XF and a new house, as well as jet-setting around the world.
He told the newspapers at the time, “I just couldn’t believe I’d won. This will change my life completely. I was looking at working for another 5 years at least, but not any longer now”. Instead he retired a very happy man.
Potter Going Potty
£5 brought £1.3million for Lisa Potter when a game of online bingo came in for her back in 2012. The football widow spent a spare few minutes enjoying a game of bingo and it changed her life forever.
The win came through in the middle of the European Championships, with Lisa saying, “I had a spare minute and wanted to get away from the football so I decided to log on. As soon as I saw the size of the jackpot I thought it was worth a go – and I couldn’t believe my eyes when it said that I’d won.”
“I can’t remember much after, it’s all a blur. My kids came into the room and we all started screaming. It’s like a madhouse in here. We’re a normal family so this will change my life forever. The first thing we’re going to do is buy a new house before treating ourselves.”
She celebrated with a champagne party and we’re sure plenty of toasts were given.
Two in Two Weeks
Sometimes you just have the man up there on your side, and that was certainly the case for Anita Campbell who scored an extraordinary two £500,000 bingo wins in the space of two weeks.
Another success from the online game, Anita bagged £597,000 before scoring a further £552,000 just 10 days later, proving that you really do have just as much chance of winning one game as you do the next.
She put the money to good use, helping out friends and family as well as moving into a new home. Of her wins at the time, she said, “It’s still a bit of a dream. I’m over the moon and I still can’t believe it. I thought straight away I can help my kids with this money.”