A 32-year-old Welsh hairdresser has just achieved an incredible win while playing at her favourite online bingo site.
Samantha McKay, who hails from Porthcawl and lives with her 43-year-old partner Damian, had been taking a brief time-out from online bingo, but was prompted to try her luck when she received an email communication from the site.
Only a week ago, Samantha had her mortgage application rejected despite having been saving hard for almost 11 years. She says that the £250,000 bingo win came at the perfect time and has enabled her and her husband to purchase a three-bed semi worth £191,000 without the need for a mortgage.
The first bet that the avid online bingo fan placed was worth just £1, and she went onto place five more before securing her first big win of £50,000. Samantha then decided to place a final wager of £200 and was shocked when it resulted in her netting a massive £200,000 extra.
Although Samantha and Damian decided to invest £191k of her total £250k winnings on a dream property in the local area along with some furniture and luxury bedding, the couple had enough money left to buy Samantha’s mother, Julie, a holiday caravan.
The lucky player says that she “nearly died” when she “saw the amount flash up on the screen”. And, when she tried to tell her husband about her good fortune, he initially thought that she’d spent all of their hard-earned savings on bingo. Damian, understandably just as shocked as Samantha when he realised that she’d scored £250,000.
As a self-employed hairdresser with a self-employed partner, Samantha was eager to return to work as quickly as possible, and she now says that they’ve “settled back to normal”. However, she confesses that she doesn’t want to “test” her luck by playing online bingo again any time soon.