The number 13 may be unlucky for some, with many people traditionally avoiding the number altogether, but bingo bosses have revealed that the number 13 is actually one of the luckiest numbers for punters.
According to bosses at Mecca Bingo – which has just under 90 bingo clubs across the UK – the number 13 seems to bring good fortune to many players.
Bingo cards have 80 numbers and chiefs at Mecca said that the number 13 was in the ‘top 10’ of all lucky numbers in which customers won jackpots when calling ‘House’ on the final number on their cards.
More than 11,100 players have won with a final number 13 completing their bingo card in the past year – with over £1.6m paid out when they called ‘House’ on 13.
“We wanted to try change perceptions this Friday 13th. Most people see it as an unlucky number, but we were surprised to see that it’s one of our luckiest bingo numbers,” said Caroline Webb, of Mecca Bingo.
“Good luck to all customers playing in our clubs on Friday 13th, we’ve some extra special lucky prizes up for grabs to celebrate and we’re looking forward to proving to everyone that there is nothing unlucky about the number 13.”