Bingo has been part of the UK culture for a very long time. There are many reasons why people enjoy playing bingo games. One of the main reasons is money they dream of winning. And there are no doubts that the more fantastic the jackpot is, the more likely it is that more and more people will be interested in trying to win it.
However, some lucky winners won huge jackpots. Let’s have a look at five of the biggest bingo wins that happened.
John Orchard – The £5.9 million jackpot win
In 2012, a 60-year old John Orchard placed a small amount of money on a bingo site where he won a £5.9 million jackpot. This win made him the world’s most prominent winner of all the time. Thanks to the jackpot, he managed to fulfil his long-held dreams of fame and fortune. First, he traded his Renault Clio in for a £40,000 Jaguar. Second, he booked an exclusive family holiday at Central Park and he bought some expensive Christmas presents for his family and friends. Last, but not least, he purchased a brand new house in Lincolnshire and retired happily.
Georgios M. – £5.1 million jackpot win
In 2009 the Greek man Georgios was 36 years old and he was known as a local businessman. One day, he decided to play at a Bingo site that brought him a £5.1 million jackpot win. However, he chose to stay anonymous. Thus, we may never know what he did with the money.
Lisa Potter- £1.3 million jackpot win
Back in June 2012, Lisa Potter’s partner was ignoring her as a result of the European Championship. To escape the boredom, she decided to try a little bit of online bingo. As soon as she placed a £5 bet, she was shocked, because she won a £1.3 million jackpot. With the money she won, she booked a luxury holiday, bought a new house and car as well. Since the moment she hit the jackpot, she has been known as Lucky Lisa.
Soraya Lowell – £1.3 million jackpot win
Back in 2008, a lady named Soraya Lowell went from cleaning houses to cleaning up a jackpot in the National Bingo Game. She was only 38 years old when she won £1.3 million jackpot. She decided to split the money with her long-time bingo partner and neighbour Agnes O’Neil. Unfortunately, a couple a week after the won, Agnes passed away and Soraya filed for bankruptcy.
Christine Bradfield – £1.1 million jackpot win
Christine had been visiting the club regularly before winning a £1.1 million jackpot win in January 2008. In that period she was 53 years old and had worked a part-time job in a garage. Although she won a jackpot, she decided to continue with her £5.50-an-hour-shifts. Moreover, she gave some of the jackpots to Lorraine, who was her sister-in-law and bingo partner for 11 years.
To conclude, every player has a chance to win a jackpot. Many bingo winners are willing to share their winnings with their partners, while some of them enjoy spending the fortune with their family, relatives and friends. What would you do if you win a jackpot?