We all know that the only reason that people play Bingo is not for having fun or socializing with other people, it is the money that people dream of winning. And the more fantastic the jackpot is, the more likely it is that more and more people will be interested in trying to win it.
Some jackpots are relatively small if we are talking about the community center usual games, but when you start looking at the big Bingo operators, the jackpot prize suddenly starts to rise and the winners find themselves in life-changing positions.
Here are some of the biggest bingo wins that happened:
1. The $7.5 million jackpot win
An ordinary, Lincolnshire man by the name of John Orchard placed a small amount of money that turned into a $7.5 million jackpot win, making it into the biggest jackpot win in Bingo history. Orchard was of course shocked by his win and luck. He quickly started satisfying his life-long dreams of fortune and fame. He started off with trading his old car for a brand new Jaguar, then taking his family on a holiday to Center Parcs, and quickly began buying expensive gifts for his family, relatives, and friends. In the end, Orchard and his wife bought a new house in Lincolnshire and retired happily.
2. The $6.5 million jackpot win
Before John Orchard won the biggest jackpot in history, a Greek man known as Georgios Little held the record for the biggest online win. Before winning the jackpot, Georgios was known as a local businessman. He was 36 years old when he won $6.5 million dollars while playing online Bingo in 2009. Since he won the jackpot, the now millionaire remained anonymous, so it is unknown if he was smart to use a free online bingo no deposit to win real money, or what he did with his amazing jackpot win.
3. The $1.6 million jackpot win
In June 2012, Lisa Potter decided to try a little bit of online bingo out of boredom. She was absolutely shocked when she hit the jackpot. At the age of 33 and a mother to three children, Lisa decided to book a luxury holiday, bought a new car, and even purchased a new house, all within a few days of her win. She is now known as „Lucky Lisa“, and we all understand why.
4. The $1.5 million jackpot win
In February 2008, a lady called Soraya Lowell went from cleaning houses to cleaning up a jackpot in the National Bingo game. At the age of 38, she won $1.5 million and so generously, decided to share her fortune with her bingo partner and neighbor Agnes O’Neil. Sadly, this story does not have a happy ending. In 2012, Soraya filed for bankruptcy, proving that money management skills are just as important as the prize itself. We can only hope that during the years she spent spending her prize money were filled with joy and fun.
5. The $1.4 million jackpot win
This bingo win comes into the pockets of an in-house Bingo winner known as Christine Bradfield. Bradfield had been visiting the club on regular basis for almost ten years before eventually winning the prize money in January 2008. The then 53-year-old woman worked a part-time job at a garage end and despite winning over a million of dollars, she continued working, which proves that this massive win did not affect nor change her life at all.
Everyone has the chance to win big, whether you prefer traditional, land-based or online Bingo. As you can see, many Bingo winners do not share the same characteristic when spending their big jackpot wins, but one thing is certainly obvious. They are willing to either split their winning with their Bingo partner or spend their fortune with family, relatives, or friends. I guess we would all like to think that we would do the same. How would you treat your loved ones if you won the biggest jackpot?