For as long as we’ve known Bingo there have been prizes. By simple luck ofhaving the right numbers, you could bag yourself a few hundred pounds just by heading down to your local bingo hall on a Saturday night. Bingo has taken on and dominated the online market, with hundreds of online providers providing huge jackpots worth thousands! You can play jackpot bingo specifically and target those big money prizes online – and even play across multiple sites in the comfort of your own home at a time that is convenient for you!
There have been some incredible Bingo jackpots won over the years, money that has changed people’s lives. Here we will take a look at those biggest wins a little more closely.
The original biggest jackpot
Bingo began in a brick-and-mortar hall so it is only right that we begin this list with a winner from a traditional hall.The winner of this particular jackpot totalled £1.1 million. Christine Bradfield played Bingo at her local hall The Castle Club in Merthyr Tydfil twice a week and had done so for the past 11 years. Having played Bingo since she was 18-years-old, the 53-year-old at the time, won her incredible jackpot on what seemed like any other evening. The jackpot was played across 470 clubs in the UK and ended up being won in a small town in Wales with a population of around 30,000 people. Christine Bradfield announced at the time that she had no intention of retiring and that she would only end up in the shops if she did! Her jackpot winnings would be split between her children, grandchildren and sister-in-law. As far as we know, she’s still in The Castle Club twice a week to this day.
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The big returns
A lot of people will tend to have a similar way of thinking in that, you need to spend a fair bit of money on a Bingo jackpot in order to reap the benefits. Well, John Orchard from Long Sutton, Lincolnshire can prove that that is not the case whatsoever. John had placed a 30p bet, you read that right ONLY 30P! Money that more often than not you wouldn’t want back from a cashier or you’d throw in a charity pot to lighten your pockets – but that 30p that John threw onto an online Bingo jackpot returned him a whopping £5,883,044.43, that’s quite some return! At his time of winning, John was 60-years-old and he announced his immediate retirement, bought himself a Jaguar car and bought his daughter a house – instead of an iPad – for Christmas.
The generous winner
Going off to the Bingo hall with your friends and having a good laugh is one thing, more often than not the winnings are spent on the next round of drinks! However, for Soraya Lowell, spending her incredible £1.2 million jackpot win on drinks might have flooded the entire town! Mrs Lowell and her neighbour Agnes O’Neill from Lanarkshire had always gone to the Bingo together and made a pact that whatever they won they would split. You guessed it, including the incredible £1.2 million jackpot! By splitting their winnings each week, nobody would ever go home empty-handed and they would always have a great time. We honestly found this win so heart-warming, it had to go on our list – as a sign of true friendship!
There are so many incredible jackpot wins out there, but these are some of our favourites, showing that it really can happen to anyone!