A 92 year old who has 10 great- grandchildren has just won over £101,000 at Bingo.
The woman, who wished not to be named, won the National toto sgp Game prize in Britain of £100,000 as well as the regional prize of £1,075 after getting a house in just 43 numbers – the fewest of the 500 clubs taking part.
She won while playing four cards at a time and said she will be sharing the money with a friend.
“We always share whatever either of us wins and this time will be no different.
“It was a bit of a shock when they told me how much it was. I have not got over it yet!
“I have been playing all my married life.
“We have been friends for many years.”
The mystery winner, who is widowed, lives with her daughter and son-in-law.
Her son-in-law commented: “She is amazing for her age. I don’t know how she does it.
“She gave up smoking at 70 and puts the salt cellar on her food and says it never done her any harm.
“She plays bingo three times a week and goes on holiday three times a year to various places, including Scotland and the Isle of Wight.”
The bingo hall’s duty manager was delighted: “The winner appeared very calm when we told her how much she had won.
“It was her friend who was shaking like a leaf!”
“THE GRINDER” WINS BORGATA WINTER POKER OPEN
Day Four and the final table of the inaugural Borgata Winter Poker Open came and went Wednesday with more than just a big bang as three of the game’s top players took on three unknowns in a massive chip battle that will go down in the record books of Borgata’s growing poker legend.
Although there was excellent play from all players at the final table, only one player would be lucky enough to take home the title, a $1,173,373 cash prize, a $25,000 seat into the World Poker Tour’s championship event in April and the sleek 2006 Cadillac Escalade graciously added to the prize pool by Borgata. After finishing second at the most recent World Poker Tour tournament in Tunica, Mississippi, Borgata’s winner, Michael “the Grinder” Mizrachi, did the almost impossible by improving on his second-place finish from last week.
The Grinder once again showed the poker prowess that makes him one of the most feared players. The Winter Poker Open’s main event also saw the return of John D’Agostino to the final table. “D’ags,” battled for two days of up-and-down chip counts to place a close second behind “the Grinder.” For his stellar play, D’Agostino collected $591,312 by beating all challengers, including the third-place finisher and Full Tilt team member Erick “E-Dog” Lindgren.
Despite having the chip lead for most of the final day, Lindgren collected $282,721 for his enviable performance. Although it simply wasn’t meant to be for Lindgren this time around, poker fans can rest easy knowing Lindgren, one of the most consistent players in the game, will make more than his share of final tables during this year’s tournament circuit.