Lucky bingo player calls house on £50,000 jackpot

One lucky bingo player received an unexpected boost to his Sunday night when he scooped the £50,000 jackpot on the National Bingo game.

Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 4:28 pm
BJs Bingo Leigh

David Biggs, 64, is a regular at BJ’s Bingo, in Leigh, and was first introduced to the game by his mother Patricia back in 2012.

Since then he has attended twice a week with his wife Beverly, usually on a Saturday and Sunday.

And on Sunday (October 11), when he arrived at the club with Beverly for their regular Sunday evening session, little did he know he would call house on a lifechanging £50,000 jackpot.

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David Biggs and wife Beverly

At the time, he was playing the National Bingo Game on his own, as Beverly was finishing off another game elsewhere in the club.

Saying the big win hasn't sunk in yet, he said: “The numbers just came out one after another! When I called bingo on the sixteenth number, I knew I’d hit the big money. I got up from my seat and did a little dance I was that chuffed.

“Beverly had no idea, as she was not in the main area: when she came to find me and I told her the news she didn’t believe me at first and thought I was joking. When she realised, I was telling the truth we both looked at each other and were in absolute shock. Our big win just hasn’t sunk in.”

David added: “We’ve got a few bits we can pay off, but as for the rest, we’ll just watch it grow into a nice little nest egg. We’re still in shock but it will be spent wisely.

"We love coming to bingo: we’ve made so many friends and it’s a fun night out with terrific value food and drinks: bingo brings people together whether it be family of friends.”

Andrew Tattershall, general manager at BJ’s Bingo Leigh said: “David and Beverley are well known and extremely popular customers within the club. It’s great to see such a life changing amount being won by such lovely people. I was driving back from Bournemouth when I got the call from the club to say we had had a big win and had to pull-over.

"The team told me the atmosphere was amazing, all the customers burst into applause and started cheering. It’s great to have some genuinely good news in the present times.”

Alastair Stewart, business development manager at the National Bingo Game said: "We are thrilled for our lucky National Bingo Game £50,000 Jackpot BJ’s Bingo winner and hope that David and Beverly enjoy their winnings: some treats are sure to be in order and we hope their luck continues.”

BJ’s Bingo Leigh will be hosting an in-club party to celebrate the big win on Sunday evening (October 25) where all players will share David’s success by receiving a gift set containing wine and chocolates.