Gran Scoops a £200K Bingo Win
- Updated: March 19th, 2015
Jean Murdoch, 73, was enjoying a game of bingo at her local Mecca Bingo hall in Ayr when she was delighted to expect winnings of £100 when her numbers came up.
But to her complete surprise and shock – she was instead handed a cheque for £221,000!
The retired nurse, who has since bought a new car, said: “I wasn’t paying much attention when my numbers came up, so I thought I’d won £100.
“When I was eventually told I’d won the jackpot, I was a wee bit shocked, to say the least. It didn’t sink in and it still hasn’t.”
But the amazing events didn’t end there!
As she was waiting to find out exactly how much she’d won, she played on a slot machine and scooped another £300!
She added: “It must have been my lucky day.”
Jean called house after just 40 numbers, but as she also had a ‘lucky star’, she took the national jackpot as well as the local prize. The national games are linked to other bingo halls across the country.
She said: “I go to the bingo at least twice a week with friends, but the day I won I was on my own.
“The most I’ve ever won over the years is about £500, so all my pals at the bingo are delighted for me.”
Congratulations to Jean and we can’t believe her incredible lucky streak that day!