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Mecca Bingo £28,000 Bingo Win

by Paul Marion on September 5, 2008

Mecca Bingo, recently made a lucky 77-year-old woman from South Shields £28,000 richer.

The lucky winner, who wants to remain anonymous, says she ‘went to pieces’ after learning how much she had won, but is looking forward to going on a night out with her two children and three grandchildren to celebrate.

It was at the Mecca Club in Dean Road, South Shields on Wednesday evening 13 August that good fortune struck.

She won the National Bingo Game prize of £26,095, plus the Regional prize of £2,518 and the house prize of £48 after completing a full house in 43 numbers, the lowest call in any of the 450 clubs playing nationwide.

“I was wobbly and my hands were shaking when I won,” said the woman, “Staff at the club got me a drink to calm me down and somebody had to telephone my son to ask him to come and take me home.”

The woman has been a member of the Mecca Club since it opened and has been playing there four times a week for the last two years since she was widowed.

“I used to play twice a week but after my husband died I went more often,” she said. “It helped a lot. The nights are long if you’re sitting in on your own but when I play bingo I can go and have a chat with friends and feel better.”

She hasn’t yet decided what she is going to do with the money but says she will “think about it later. (source)

For a list of other big UK Bingo winners from Mecca Bingo, visit their news page.

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Lisa September 9, 2008 at 3:07 pm

I’m curious to know why its always old women that win these huge sums of cash. I can’t wait till i get old in that case. I wander if a old 77 year old man has ever won, and what about old people who play a online bingo, what have they won?

Interesting ….


Paul Marion September 9, 2008 at 3:10 pm

Hey Lisa, good question. Perhaps the bingo gods are more sympethitic to older women. Or a simpler answer: you play more, you win more : )

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