|Jo Collins, a Special Needs School driver and mother of three, has won more than £162,701.97 at Gala Bingo. Astoundingly, Jo only been been playing online bingo for five days prior to her world record win.|
Jo, who is also a Meals on Wheels volunteer, said of her huge win, ‘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 received her cheque on April 12 from top celebrity and model Nancy Sorrell, wife of comic Vic Reeves.
Jo 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!'
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.’