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

George Evans from Kettering won the �5,000 jackpot. NNL-180310-115712005
George Evans from Kettering won the �5,000 jackpot. NNL-180310-115712005

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

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

George with Cashino staff. NNL-180310-115723005

George with Cashino staff. NNL-180310-115723005

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 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.

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

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

“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.

“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.”