Saturday afternoon bingo is a regular event for Carol Marsh of Penryn and she frequents the Apollo Bingo hall in Camborne.
On Saturday 6th May this player went along to her local club to collect an impressive winners cheque, a large one in both size and value!
Social Game For Apollo Bingo Player
Carol plays bingo as a way to social with friends but has clearly shown that it can also be more than just fun, it can also be quite lucrative. She won just under £5,000 by playing along on the National Game Live.
If you’re a regular retail bingo player then you will know that this game is not played on tickets, but on the shutterboards (retail equivalent of 80 ball bingo). Usually your table will have two boards, A and B.
For Carol, she was on a table that had boards 43 and 44 and she chose to play on both when she won the money, a win of £4,962.25.
Apollo Winner Over The Moon
Speaking to Cornwall Live, Carol said
I really enjoy coming to the club, the staff are so friendly and I enjoy the social aspect very much. When I won the money, I was in shock!
All of the numbers were called really quickly so I didn’t really have time to think. The friends playing on the same table as me tell me that I went as white as a sheet when I called bingo.
I’ll be spending the money on doing a few home renovations but I’ll also be taking the family out for a meal.
Mark Durrance, the general manager of the Apollo Bingo club said
We’ve had a couple of big winners recently, the largest on National Live was in April and was £15,870. We love to celebrate with our players and hosted a winner’s party recently to present the cheque.