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Biggest online and in-house bingo wins: 8 millionaires and their stories

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DISCOVER the stories of the eight biggest bingo winners in history, in honour of National Bingo Day.

The most important date in Sun Bingo’s diary is finally here.

Happy National Bingo Day!

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Every year, 27th June is a chance to celebrate the beautiful game that is B-I-N-G-O.

What is bingo? Why should you play it? How can you win HUGE cash prizes?

Well, bingo is a Brilliant, Incredible, Non-stop fun, Great, Opportunity to make excellent memories with friends and maybe even win some cash… or a lot of cash!

That was the case for these eight lucky winners. They became MILLIONAIRES thanks to their bingo wins.

Here’s their stories.

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Biggest ever bingo wins

Sun Bingo has rounded up the stories of eight of the biggest recorded in-person and online bingo wins.

Anita Campbell – £1.1 million

Technically, Anita Campbell became a bingo millionaire thanks to two combined wins.

Yes, not only did Anita get lucky once, but the bingo gods smiled on her again 10 days later.

In 2019, Anita from County Durham won £597,000 while playing online bingo.

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Then, in less than a fortnight, she won again. This time, she won £552,000, which brought her total winnings to £1,149,000!

Even though, technically, Anita didn’t bag a major bingo win in one hit, her story is far too incredible to be left off this list.

Christine Bradfield – £1.1 million

Christine Bradfield was the first of two extraordinary wins in 2008.

Christine was playing in her local bingo hall in Tyfil, Wales, with her sister-in-law / bingo buddy, Lorraine, when her numbers came up in a Platinum Jackpot game.

Christine became an instant millionaire with a winnings pot of £1.1 million.

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She was the first ever Platinum Jackpot winner and named the biggest in-house bingo winner in the UK.

Christine had plans to return to her job so that she wasn’t left at home, where she’d be tempted to spend all her winnings on shopping.

Soraya Lowell – £1.2 million

Christine’s title didn’t last long, as in the same year, Soraya Lowell scoped a bingo prize of £1.2 million.

Soraya was another winner of the epic Platinum Jackpot. Legend has it that the celebrations went on until 6am!

Yet, Soraya planned on making it to work the next day.

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Honouring a pact between herself and her neighbour, Agnes O’Neill, Soraya split her winnings with her bingo buddy.

O’Neill had been unwell for the past few years, and died a few weeks after the jackpot win.

Subsequently, Soraya divorced her husband and four years later filed for bankruptcy.

Money management is a crucial part of the online or in-house bingo experience.

No matter the size of your budget or winnings pot, all bingo players must be mindful of their spending.

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Soraya remains the UK’s biggest in-house bingo winner.

Mandy Bowman – £1.2 million

Being a farmer, or a farmer’s spouse, means a life of hard work and dedication.

So, we’d all understand if Mandy Bowman had decided to spend her £1.2 million jackpot win on a few treats.

However, the farm comes first!

Mandy had already won £400 playing online bingo. With her final £3 she played a slot game with a progressive jackpot.

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That’s when her big win came in.

Despite having been married for two years and never having a honeymoon, Mandy decided to use her winnings to make improvements around the farm instead of jetting off.

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Lisa Potter – £1.3 million

What do you do when you lose the one you love to football mania?

During the European Championship tournament, many will be asking themselves the same question.

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Well, Lisa Potter decided to win £1.3 million.

While Lisa’s partner, Terry, was focusing on watching UEFA Euro 2012, Lisa decided to try out a game or two of online bingo – a wise choice, even before you know what happened next.

After placing a £5 bet, Lisa bagged a jackpot win.

She and her children jumped and screamed for joy, an unknown concept for England football fans such as Terry.

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Rumour has it that she’s been known as Lucky Lisa ever since.

Anne Marie Farrar – £3.4 million

The title for biggest female online bingo win goes to Anne Marie Farrar.

The single mum won £3.4 million from a 15p stake.

Anne Marie was fairly new to the world of online bingo, having played for only a couple of years before her big win.

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Anne Marie was another big bingo winner who planned on returning to her job.

Georgios M – £5.1 million

Here come the boys!

The first male winner to be featured on this list, and biggest online bingo site winner for a time, is Greek businessman Georgios M.

Not much is known about this winner, not even what the “M” stands for in his name.

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It is reported that he was 36 years old at the time of his win in 2009.

Other than that, his decision to remain anonymous means that we’ll be left guessing how he spent his £5.1 million…

John Orchard – £5.9 million

Sixty-year-old grandfather John Orchard holds the title for the biggest win from an online bingo site.

While playing a Batman-inspired slot game in 2012, John staked just 30p.

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However, he won £5.9 million.

While many would confide instantly in their loved ones, John played it cool.

He only told his wife hours later when he handed her the phone as the company that handled the winnings called to discuss logistics.

Would you forgive your partner for not telling you instantly?

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Big wins waiting at Sun Bingo

At Sun Bingo, we love to hear the stories of our players winning big!

While we can’t promise a big bingo win, we can point out where some of the biggest jackpots can be found.

Each is waiting to be won by one of our happy, sunny community.

£100,000 Big Game

Tomorrow, Friday 28th June, is Sun Bingo’s monthly £100,000 bingo game in the Bin-Go Big! room.

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There’s a £75,000 full house prize to be won, plus Sun Bingo players can get their hands on 10 free tickets when they pre-buy 20 tickets ahead of the game.

Glamour Room

Look and feel fabulous in the Glamour Room… winning the jackpot that’s currently worth over £14,000 might help to give you the WOW factor today.

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Age of the Gods

The Age of the Gods game series has plenty of slots on offer.

Each carries the same four jackpots, the largest of which is the Ultimate Power Jackpot.

This almighty win is currently worth £143,000!

Jackpot King slot games

If you want to become an instant millionaire, the jackpot to make that happen can be found on the Jackpot King games.

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These slots have three jackpots attached: Royal, Regal and Jackpot King.

The Jackpot King is currently worth over £1.9 million. It’s got to be won by someone… but who?

Sun Bingo’s lucky advice

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Remember to gamble responsibly 

A responsible gambler is someone who: 

  • Establishes time and monetary limits before playing 
  • Only gambles with money they can afford to lose 
  • Never chases their losses 
  • Doesn’t gamble if they’re upset, angry or depressed 
  • Gamcare – www.gamcare.org.uk 
  • Gamble Aware – www.gambleaware.org 

For help with a gambling problem, call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 or go to www.gamstop.co.uk to be excluded from all UK-regulated gambling websites. 

Find our detailed guide on responsible gambling practices here.

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