How’s this for a great story to kick off the week?
A gran of 7 from Scotland won just under £29,000 playing bingo last Sunday night.
70 year Janette Reynolds was enjoying a game at Falkirk’s Gala Bingo and couldn’t believe it when the four numbers she was waiting for in the national link-up game came, one after the other.
Janette said: “I don’t usually play that game – it’s against all the clubs in Scotland and England, so you think, ‘what chance have you got?’
“But that night, I had £2 lying, so I played.
“When the numbers came out, I had to press a button rather than shout out.
“I pressed so many times I thought my finger was going to fall off.”
Janette says she wasn’t aware of just how big her win was until she looked up at the main board.
She said: “I couldn’t believe it.
“I was there with my friend – Janette Walker – and she was up dancing.”
Her husband Bruce, who was waiting back at home, was the next to hear the good news Janette had.
She said: “He was upstairs, and I told him to come down. I said I’d had a wee win at the bingo!”
It was the first night on the job for general manager Gary McDonald. He said: “It’s a superb way to start my Gala career.”
Congratulations to Janette – we hope you enjoy deciding what to do with your winnings!