UK woman wins £250,000 playing Bingo

innerwin09082015A huge congratulations are in order to Mrs. Maclean of the United Kingdom. She just scooped up an impressive £250,000 playing Bingo. It happened on September 7th during the National Bingo game at Apollo Bingo in Rhyl, UK.

The UK Bingo player had been enjoying Bingo at the Apollo for about 5 years, but she’s been playing Bingo for more than half a century.

While the £250,000 is a big deal, perhaps an even bigger part of the story is that Mrs. Maclean has been playing for more than 25 years. At 44 years old, that means she has been playing Bingo since she was 19 years old.

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