A woman from Hull has explained her disbelief and pleasure upon discovering that she won £40,000 from a 25p bingo game.
Leah, 33, won the £39,520 Diamond Premiere Jackpot playing Mecca Bingo’s Emoji Bingo game. The mother of two, who has asked that her surname remain anonymous, explained that she likes to relax and enjoy some “me-time” playing at online bingo sites.
She said that on Friday, January 5, she had bought a 25p ticket for the Emoji Bingo game in advance and let it play automatically as she set about finishing some household tasks. When she heard the game end, Leah took a look at the computer screen and was surprised to see her username on the list of jackpot winners, meaning that she had achieved a full house. However, not only had she won the standard full house prize, but the bingo player won the £40K Premiere Jackpot.
In complete shock at her win, Leah picked up her two daughters, aged three and four, and started spinning around with them celebrating. The enormity of her win is yet to sink in and Leah is still not sure exactly what she will be doing with her winnings. However, she said that she will be buying some new Lego for her children and going out for a celebratory meal with her partner.
“I still can’t believe I’ve won. I had the game running in the background as I never in a million years thought I’d win the jackpot prize, but I did. When I saw my name on the screen I froze, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. It’s been an incredible way to start the year and I can’t wait to celebrate with my friends and family with a big holiday abroad. I can’t thank the Mecca Bingo team enough!”
The Emoji Bingo game is just like standard 50-ball bingo, except that emojis are used instead of numbered balls. The game actually allows players to choose their ticket price and they start at just 10p, so everyone can join in with the fun. The prizes are then paid out proportionally to the ticket price. As such, the full house prize varies, but it can be worth as much as £500.
The Premiere Jackpot that Leah was lucky enough to win can actually be won by playing in several of Mecca Bingo’s rooms, so those interested are not restricted to Emoji Bingo. To find rooms where the jackpots are on offer, visitors to the online bingo site simply need to look for the crown symbol in the bingo lobby.
The jackpots are won at random, so absolutely anyone can win at any time. There are five Premiere Jackpots:
The Diamond jackpot reset to £10,000 after Leah’s win. However, it is already rapidly growing and could be won again at any moment. In addition to Emoji Bingo, the jackpots are up for grabs in rooms such as Lucky For Some, Penny Lane, Main Event Bingo, Two Little Ducks, Jive Talking: USA Style, Burst Bingo and Super Sonic.
Online bingo players looking for big wins will find many more jackpots up for grabs at online bingo sites. For instance, in addition to the Premiere Jackpots at Mecca Bingo, the site also offers a huge number of slot jackpots, some of which have the potential to create millionaires.
Another example is Buzz Bingo, where there are plenty of bingo jackpots worth tens of thousands and plenty of jackpot slots.
In other words, there are huge prizes waiting to be won by playing online bingo and many opportunities to become the next Leah.