A West Yorkshire bingo fan is planning a dream holiday to Las Vegas, after scooping a big win online at tombola.co.uk.
Christine Giles, from Crossgates, who hit the online jackpot on Bingo 90 on tombola.co.uk, the UKs most-played online bingo website, watched stunned as her numbers came on screen, winning her almost £14,000.
The mother of three, described the night she won:
“It was almost midnight and I was about to give up and go to bed. A few of my numbers started to come up, so I sat back and waited. Next thing I knew, I had a Full House! I couldn’t believe my eyes and had to check, double check and triple check my tombola account and sure enough, £13,761 was flashing above my name! I dashed upstairs to wake my husband, Les.”
“I got him to check the computer again for me and Bingo 90 chat room where I usually play was going crazy with all the other players congratulating me.”
Christine and Les are now planning to jet off for three weeks to Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. However, Christine admitted she is reluctant to book just at the moment, as she is nervously waiting for news of her husband’s possible redundancy. Because of their new found fortune, Les, a local heating engineer, has agreed to take voluntary redundancy should his company need to make staffing cuts.
Beyond planning the holiday and paying off her mortgage, Grandmother Christine plans to treat her family with her new-found pot of gold.
And the win on tombola.co.uk hasn’t been the only cause of celebration for Christine and her family recently. “My son Craig has just announced that he and his partner are expecting their second child,” she said. “My daughter also has two young children, so it’s great that there will be another grandchild to join the clan and I’m looking forward to spoiling them all!”
tombola bingo hands out more than £3m in prizes to its players every week, which is one on the reasons it is the most popular online bingo website in the UK.
Susanne Kennedy, customer relationship manager for tombola bingo said: “We are thrilled for Christine and her family. Everyone at tombola wish them much future happiness and hope they enjoy spending their winnings. It is fantastic to see the small differences it makes to people’s lives when they win these sums.”