|April 18, 2006 (London, UK) – MUM-of-three Jo Collins has won more than £162,000 playing bingo online – a world record.|
Jo, a Special Needs School driver, had been playing GalaBingo Online for only FIVE days when she scooped £162.701.97.
She said: ‘I’m going to pay off the mortgage, and the car, and go out to Australia to see the long-lost friends who introduced me to my husband.
‘I have three grown up children and ten grandchildren and we are going to have a great party.’
Jo, 52, from Luton, Beds, received her cheque on April 12 from top celebrity and model NANCY SORRELL – wife of comic Vic Reeves.
Jo is also a Meals on Wheels volunteer. She has been married for 35 years.
She added: ‘I was at my daughter Melanie’s house when I realised I’d won a big prize. ‘We just went mad and danced around. When I told my husband Mervyn he thought I’d picked up £1,600. You should have heard him when I explained that I had won over £160,000!
‘I’m going to carry on with my driving job. The Special Needs kids rely on people like me to get them to school.’
The previous highest recorded win was £130,000.
Gala Coral E. Commerce Managing Director Dominic Harrison said: ‘We are delighted to have a big winner, and with the response to our new-look Gala Bingo website. It has real buzz, and mirrors exactly the exciting atmosphere to be found in our clubs.’
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