We all know great cash prizes stand to be won in online bingo, but it was the land-based Buckingham Bingo clubs that enjoyed a remarkable day recently with the famous Bucky Bullseye jackpot being won not once but TWICE.
On the afternoon of August 4 2009, a 64-year-old woman scooped the top prize of £50,000 at the Preston branch.
The lady, who lives in the town of Leyland in Lancashire, was understandably thrilled to have hit the jackpot. "I cant believe it," she said afterwards. "I have never won this much money before. Oh my goodness, I must phone home."
The 192 fellow bingo players in the club at the time each received a £50 cash prize in honour of the sensational win.
Lightening can strike twice in bingo
However, it seems lightening really can strike twice because that same day saw ANOTHER Bucky Bullseye payout.
Six hours after the Preston win, no fewer than four players shared the £50,000 top prize - two in the Trafford branch, one in Hunts Cross and one in Corby. And thanks to the community aspect of the Bucky Bullseye, 717 other players celebrated with them after being awarded their own generous cash prizes.
In total, the wins saw Buckingham Bingo pay out an amazing £130,000 on the competition in a single day. And spookily, they also meant that the last three winners of the Bucky Bullseye have all struck gold on the fourth day of the month.
Buckingham Bingo has been paying out big-money prizes for almost 40 years. Its first club opened all the way back in 1970 and the company has gone from strength to strength to become the country's largest independent bingo club operator.
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