Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 11:57 am Post subject: Big Bingo Winner gets £1.16 Million Jackpot!
Released on: May 22, 2009, 6:49 am
Author: David Saltonstall
Mr Frankie Lowell was relaxing in front of the television when the telephone rang. He thought it was somebody trying to sell him something so he left it for a few minutes before answering. The ringing was persistent and when he could no longer ignore it he picked it up. “Yes?” he snapped gruffly into the mouthpiece.
It was his wife Soraya. She had been out with her friend and neighbour Agnes O’Neill for an evening of fun at the local Bingo parlour in Coatbridge in Lanarkshire. They had decided to play the National Bingo Game. This is a game that is networked across several hundred Bingo clubs. A central computer controls the game and the calls are relayed to each participating club simultaneously. It is a very popular way of playing Bingo not least because the prizes can be very high and there are several big jackpot games. One of these jackpots is called the Platinum Jackpot and as the name suggests it is a large one. The Platinum Jackpot is a rollover jackpot that was inspired by the National Lottery in order to offer prizes of over £1 million.
Soraya just needed the number 90, and it was called. Quick as a flash she called house and the prize, all £1,167,796 of it, was hers.
Soraya tried to tell her husband about the win over the phone but there was so much commotion and excitement that he did not completely understand what she was saying, and when he did make out what she was telling him he thought it was a wind up. He passed the phone over to the couples daughter who listened to the story and found out that it was a fact that her mum had won. “It’s true dad” she said.
Soraya said that she would share the prize with Agnes, her long time friend. Despite winning so much money Soraya only took a few days off work before going back to work as a cleaner. The bingo win will certainly make a big difference to her and her family and to Agnes as well.
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