You may have heard how Catherine Zeta-Jones career was given a helping hand when her father won £100,000 on a night out at a bingo hall. Even before this, bingo was a big part of her leisure time. In fact, it is thought that over 3 million people play the game regularly just in the UK alone. With so many players out there it should come as no surprise to discover that there have been some huge winners at https://www.barbadosbingo.com that have had their lives changed by this simple game that we call bingo.
Online Prizes Reach Record Levels
Most prizes at bingo halls are small and consist of a pot made by the amount of people entering each bingo game. However, when you move online and in particular, play linked games ran by major bingo brands over a number of sites, then the prizes become larger. Then factor in the progressive jackpots that continuously grow and what you have is a recipe for some bingo wins that have gone down in history. This is the case for the lucky people mentioned below.
One day, former factory worker John Orchard played just 30p at an online bingo site and became the world’s biggest ever, online winner of all time. Orchard won a staggering £5.9 million and wasted no time in making his dreams a reality. It didn’t take long before holidays were booked and a Jaguar XF was arriving at the front of his new house.
The second biggest ever jackpot win was landed by online bingo player Georgios M. Little is known about this Greek gentleman, but what is known about the businessman is that he was only 36 years old when he won his £5.1 million fortune.
Lisa Potter managed to bag herself £1.3 million from a £5 bingo bet. Aged 33 at the time, Lisa was shocked when an online bingo flutter made her a millionaire. Since her big win, Lisa has purchased a new car, gone on luxury holidays and is the proud owner of a new house.
During the winter of 2008, Lowell from South Lanarkshire went from cleaning houses to a millionaire thanks to a bingo jackpot win of £1.2 million. At just 38, she decided to split her fortune with her bingo partner and neighbour Agnes O’Neil. Unfortunately O’Neil died from illness just a few weeks after she received the generous gift and Lowell got divorced soon after this. In 2012 Lowell filed for bankruptcy but she still remains the UK’s biggest ever in-house bingo winner.
A month before Lowell won her jackpot, Christine Bradfield held the record for the biggest in-house bingo winner the UK had seen, thanks to a £1.1 million jackpot win. January 27th 2008 will always be a special date in the life of the 53 year-old mother of two. Her win came from £16 pounds worth of bingo tickets and this transformed her life forever.