On average the chances of winning a bingo game is fairly good for the seasoned bingo player, but just how big is that prize. While the vast majority of winners take home small prizes such as a toaster, a washing machine, small cash prizes, or even more interestingly recently a website offers bingo players who win the chance to have their bills paid. While many play bingo just for the chance to interact with friends and share in a fun pastime many dreams of getting the full house and hitting it big with the jackpot.

Whilst drooling over headlines such as “Bus driver hits jackpot as he waits for his passengers” or “Derby woman wins $200,000 bingo prize ” one should remember that apart from making headlines with huge cash prizes the vast majority of big bingo winners are ordinary Janes and Joes just like most other bingo players. They are moms, hairdressers, luckychuckie grandparents even bus drives. Average players who were lucky enough to get that full house with the fewest numbers made them the envy of others and carve a small space in the newspapers. They were not necessarily doing anything different from the mother from Jacksonville, Florida who meet every Wednesday night at her favorite bingo spot with friends, or the grandmother who discovered online bingo recently and decide to try her hand at online bingo.

Mystery Woman

On a closer analyst just who are these lucky ladies. When the 40-year-old part-time bank personal banking manager mystery lady watches the 900 won by a gentleman just a couple of tables from her little would she know that just minutes later she would be taking home a cool $100,000? The most money she has ever won playing bingo is $600 which was some time ago. The mystery woman made a full house in with 40 numbers in the national games where 500 clubs were taking part. The mother of two has been playing bingo for more than 20 years at her favorite bingo club in Huddersfield, UK. Mystery lady plans on getting new dining tables, a vacation with her family to euro Disney, and putting a substantial boot to her pension fund.

The Hairdresser

The 52-year-old Derby hairdresser had not touched alcohol for months but after winning over $200,000 she just had to get a glass of brandy to calm herself down. The hairdresser made a full house with 44 numbers to hit it big in the jackpot. She has been an ardent bingo player for years and even met her husband at a bingo club. She plans on visiting her sister in Spain with her newfound wealth and also buying herself a brand new car.

Patient Granny

Patience pays off for a 63-year-old grandmother who has been playing bingo for more than forty years and has not won more than $300.The patient’s grandmother laments that she has been present when others have won huge cash prizes but never dreamed it would happen to her after playing for years. She took home a whopping $52,875 in the national game. The patient’s grandmother plans to treat her family. She has two children, and four grandchildren, and had been married for several years. In the end, patience pays off handsomely.

Gracious School Teacher

Online bingo is growing at a ferocious rate and more and more bingo winners are emerging from the corridors of cyberspace to claim their piece of the bingo prize. When Jo Collins mother of three called her husband to the computer to show him the $160,000 she won playing bingo online, the figure must have been mind-boggling because he could only comprehend $1600. It was $162,701.97 to be exact. Jo Collins is a 52-year special needs school teacher who has been playing bingo for years in bingo halls but decided to play online bingo. The buzz and excitement online mirror that of any bingo club the ecstatic teacher laments. Jo Collins has three grown children and ten grandchildren. Jo plans on paying off her mortgage first. Even with her newfound wealth, Jo Plans on keeping her job as a school teacher. Jo Collins has made history with the biggest single online bingo win to date.


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