A grandmother from West Yorkshire has become one of the luckiest festive season bingo players of all time.
The Ladbrokes Bingo customer in her late forties started Christmas in style with a £31,000 win before going on to scoop a £250,000 jackpot from just a £10 stake days into the New Year.
The winner, who was playing the 'Bouncing Balls' game on the Ladbrokes Bingo site, saw eight of the jackpot symbols enter view leaving her to believe she had won £500 before discovering after a short moment of suspense that she had won the progressive jackpot.
'I'd already had an amazing run and was chuffed to pieces. I then saw the £500 and was over the moon but slowly it dawned on me that I may have landed the big jackpot. It must have only been seconda in real time but it felt like hours until it was confirmed. I've barely slept since!'
The winner plans on using the money to buy a new house and despite the British weather, go on holiday immediately.
'First things first I'd like to buy a new house. I'll then round up all my children and grandchildren and go on holiday straight away - but I'm not worried about the weather so we'll just go down the road to Haven!"
Prizes of this size and bigger are routinely won on the Ladbrokes Bingo portal with up to £5,000,000 won in total per month. This is the first major winner of the year following on from the bingo millionaire created during last summer's Euro 2012 tournament.
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