When playing bingo you have the opportunity to win cash prizes. Your reward can range from small cash prizes to six or even seven figure prizes. In fact, bingo has made its fair share of millionaires over the years. Let’s take a look at some of the lucky bingo players who have managed to win the biggest prizes in bingo history while you learn about all bingo call names.
John Orchard holds the record for the biggest win recorded in online bingo history. In December 2012 John, who was from Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, won $7.5 million on the website Butlers Bingo. At the time John worked at Job centre. The 60-year-old was only playing on the site for a few days before he struck it rich.
Shortly after receiving his prize, John traded his trusty Renault Clio for a more luxurious Jaguar XF that was worth £40,000 back then. He also resigned from his job five years earlier than he expected to. Needless to say, this jackpot changed his life for the better.
Before John’s jaw-dropping win Georgios M. Little held the record for the biggest online bingo win. Georgios was a 36-year-old Greek businessman who won $6.5 million in 2009 when playing a game of bingo online. However, to this day not much more is known about the millionaire or how he spent his prize.
In 2012 Lisa Potter from Oxfordshire tried her hand at online bingo out of sheer boredom. The last thing she expected was to hit a jackpot of $1.6 million. She won after placing a bet of only £5. The mum of three was stunned and all she could do was show her children before they were all jumping with joy. Over the course of a few days lucky Lisa did what most of us would do. She bought a new house and car and booked a luxury getaway.
In February 2008 Soraya Lowell from Scotland went from a domestic worker to a millionaire with just one bingo game. She won a total of $1.5 million, which she decided to split with Agnes, her bingo partner and neighbor. However this story did not have quite as happy an ending as the rest. Agnes was sick for at least three years up until the win and just a few weeks after receiving the money she passed away. Additionally, four years later Lowell filed not only for bankruptcy but also divorce from her husband.
Christine Bradfield won $1.5 in January 2008. The win came after she had been visiting the club religiously for nearly ten years. Christine, who was 53 years old at the time, worked a part-time job, which she kept despite her win. This is not something you see often.
When thinking about bingo, astronomical wins hardly come to mind. Instead you are thinking of community hall bingo nights where prizes include a basket filled with cheese. However, this article proves that bingo should not be underestimated.