Bingo player scoops £1.2m win from £1 stake

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An Ilford bingo player has hit the ultimate jackpot after winning a lifechanging £1.2 million from a stake of just £1 whilst playing on

The player, who has asked to remain anonymous, scooped the win during a spontaneous game of Cinderella’s Ball, a game chosen by the player completely at random.

Being a member online for some years, the lucky winner has experienced many wins over their membership, but none quite as big as this.

Mecca Bingo’s lucky member, said: “Winning a prize this big has been a real shock, it hasn’t even sunk in yet! You hear about others winning this kind of money in the news but you never think it could happen to you.

“I thought it was an error at first but I’ve never been more pleased to be wrong, I’ve literally become a millionaire over night!”

Caroline Webb, spokesperson for Mecca Bingo, said: “We are always thrilled to celebrate with our winners, especially when the prize is as large as this one.

“We hope the winner has some big plans for the money and enjoys the fruits of their new-found millionaire lifestyle!”

To attend a Mecca Club or play online you do need to be aged 18 years or over and be a customer of Mecca Bingo. Joining is free of charge and you can sign-up at or at the club.

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