An online bingo player from Newton Aycliffe has been announced as the winner of tombola bingo’s competition to win a dream holiday to Mauritius.
Terrix Melville will shortly be jetting off to the golden shores of Mauritius for what she says will be her honeymoon and her second holiday paid for by tombola now officially the UK’s most popular online bingo site.
The mother of three, described the night she won:
Fifty-two year old Terrix, who was one of 8,000 hopefuls to enter the draw, won the competition by successfully guessing the location of the current tombola.co.uk television advertisements which were filmed on the idyllic shores of Mauritius. She said:
“I saw the competition to win a holiday to the location of the recent tombola bingo adverts and I just had to enter. The island didn’t look like Hawaii or the Maldives, so I took a guess at Mauritius. I have seen the tombola adverts a few times and thought I’d love to go there, but never in a million years did I think that I would get the opportunity to go somewhere so exotic!”
Terrix, a call centre team manager, was at work when she received the news from tombola. She was over the moon and the first thing she did when she received the news was ring her husband of three years and partner of 21 years, Raymond. She said:
“Instead of having a honeymoon, Raymond and I were married in Las Vegas with friends and family. Our tombola holiday will be our honeymoon, albeit a late one! We have a year to take the holiday so we’ll probably go for my birthday in February, which falls just after Valentine’s Day. The last month of winter, we’ll leave behind the biting cold and dark days for a week of warm sunshine, blue skies and walking hand in hand along the golden sands of a beautiful tropical island. It’s a dream come true.”
Tombola.co.uk hands out more than £3m in prizes to its players every week, making it just one of the many reasons it is the most popular online bingo site in the UK. Terrix, who plays on tombola bingo most days, scooped the jackpot playing bingo 90 just three months ago which paid for her two week family holiday to Miami and Orlando. She added:
“I often visit tombola.co.uk to chat to fellow players and friends. The bingo is an added bonus! It’s incredible to think that in the space of three months, tombola have paid for two holidays! I have played on every bingo site around, but none compare to tombola”
Dawn Clayton, marketing manager for tombola.co.uk said: “With so many entries, the competition proved to be a resounding success. It was an absolute pleasure to tell Terrix the amazing news that she is the lucky winner. It was great luck that the prize has gone to one of our regular players. We hope that they have a wonderful belated honeymoon and enjoy the sun, sea and sand.”