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Big bingo win for lucky local

Monday, 11th February, 2019 6:00pm
Big bingo win for lucky local

Suzanne Manly pictured celebrating her big win.

Big bingo win for lucky local

Suzanne Manly pictured celebrating her big win.

A LOCAL bingo player says she was in “complete shock” when she scooped almost €28,000 after spending just €4 on her lucky ticket.

Suzanne Manly (34) from the city centre was playing a Jackpot game in Jack Pott’s Bingo Club, Cabra, when her night suddenly brought a super surprise.

The mother-of-three learned her incredible fate when the bingo caller announced, “one dozen, number 12”, the final number required for Suzanne to scoop €27,931 - the biggest cash prize ever awarded at a Jack Pott’s Bingo club.

“I didn’t realise that I won at first,” she said.

“A woman behind me started shaking me on the shoulder, telling me that I won. I’m still shaking to be honest.

“I was playing with my sister, Michelle and my friend Amy at the time. They were just so happy, as was everyone else in the club.

“I could hardly sleep when I got home. I stayed up until two o’clock in the morning drinking cups of tea. It’s mad!”

The lucky winner plans to take her children on a family holiday to Salou later in the year.

First up, however, she plans to invest in her home and put in new floors and a lovely new bathroom, not to mention some expensive new trainers for her two boys!

Speaking at the Jack Pott’s Bingo Club in Cabra, Suzanne recalled her previous big bingo haul.

“I won €600 18 months ago and I thought that was just the best feeling ever, up until now of course,” she said.

“I’ve been playing Bingo for about five years. I just got tired of going out to pubs and bars, so I go to the bingo club now once a week and meet up with the girls.

“I’ve got my lucky seat and everything.” 

Suzanne’s win marks the biggest win to date for any of its members. The previous biggest cash-prize to date was €16,000. Jack Pott’s Bingo offers a total prize of €160K weekly across all the clubs in Cabra, Crumlin, Whitehall, and the newly refurbished Tallaght.

“We are delighted for Suzanne who is one of our regular customers,” a Jack Pott’s spokesperson said.

“We celebrated together the biggest jackpot we ever had in our clubs. It’s great to see our customers excitement as the next jackpot is starting to build already.”

Jack Pott’s Bingo, founded in 2011, is an Irish owned company that says it’s focused and committed to creating a superior bingo and gaming experience for people throughout Ireland.

The company operates four bingo and gaming clubs across Dublin that are open seven days a week, operating both afternoon and evening bingo sessions and all-day amusements.

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