Shock Over Bingo Players Big Win

A Norwich bingo player had a winning start to the year after claiming a £150,000 prize in a national draw – the biggest in her club’s history.

The  70 year  old woman, scooped the mammoth jackpot in a quiet afternoon session on Sunday.

Her win, in a free game involving thousands of players from the company’s 103 venues nationally, left the woman stunned and the crowd erupted into cheers when her two-line prize was confirmed.

The woman, who is a regular at the club and attends up to six times a week, did not want to be identified, but said she would be sharing the massive prize with her daughter, an occasional player who was with her at the time, and using the cash to pay off her mortgage.

Fellow regulars at the club were thrilled at the woman’s win.

Irene Davison, 72, from Salhouse, who has played bingo for more five decades, including 15 years at the Norwich hall, said: “I think that’s brilliant, her getting all that money here. I’ve been going to bingo for 50 years and I’ve never been when someone’s won that much.

“It would have been a great atmosphere in here.”

Pat Gough, 45, from Holt, added: “That’s the biggest amount I’ve ever heard of. The most I’ve won in £100.

“£150,000 is a very nice amount to win. I think it would change your life.

“I’m really pleased it went to someone who plays at this club.”

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