Bingo! George strikes lucky with £5,000 Kettering jackpot win

A Kettering man says he feels like he's won the lottery after bagging a jackpot bingo prize.

Wednesday, 3rd October 2018, 12:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd October 2018, 12:04 pm
George Evans from Kettering won the £5,000 jackpot. NNL-180310-115712005

George Evans, 63, was taking part in a nationwide Bingo Plus game at Cashino in the town’s High Street when he struck lucky.

Mr Evans became the venue’s biggest ever Bingo Plus winner in taking home £5,037 after calling house on just 53 numbers - at odds of more than 7,000-1 - in a £2 game.

George with Cashino staff. NNL-180310-115723005

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George said: “I’ve been popping into Cashino for the last 15 years and I really do love it.

“The staff are great, I’m friendly with a good few other regulars, and nothing beats winning a few quid while having a good time.

“I was so excited when I realised I’d won the house prize, but to then find out I’d one the national jackpot was absolutely amazing.

“Like everyone else I know I was delighted when the Bingo Plus game started here as it’s a great game to take part in and if you strike lucky the prizes are amazing.

George Evans from Kettering won the £5,000 jackpot. NNL-180310-115733005

“You’re playing against thousands of people in lots of venues across the UK, and so being a winner feels like I’ve won the lottery.”

Bingo Plus is a game of bingo linked with other venues played from Monday to Sunday and has been running since 2012.

Chidi Offor, Cashino Kettering’s venue manager, said: “This was such a great win for George and the venue.

“We love it when our regular customers win big and hope we have a lot more winners in the future.”