Jean Strikes it Lucky, Twice!

By Ben Barker - March 31 2015

Jean Murdoch, a 73-year old Grandmother from Ayr in Scotland scooped TWO jackpots in one night earlier this month, pocketing more than £220,000 in the process!

The retired nurse won just over £221,000 at her local Mecca Bingo hall before going on to win another £300 on a fruit machine – and she hadn’t even realised just how much she’d won at that point.

Jean, who was aware she had won “some money” at the bingo hall went down to the nearest fruit machine and played £1. A few minutes later, still completely oblivious to the fact that she had won £221,000, she saw the machine line up the jackpot-winning reels for a nice £300 to go into the bank – in addition to her hundreds of thousands!

She shouted out house having marked off her 40 numbers on the bingo card, but she also had a lucky star which meant she scooped the national prize played among Mecca halls all around the country.

“I wasn’t paying much attention when the numbers came up” Jean told the press when she was given her cheque. “I normally go with my friends but that day I went on my own. I’d only ever won around £500 before and I thought I’d won £100. When I was eventually told I’d won the jackpot I was a wee bit shocked to say the least. It didn’t really sink in, and still hasn’t. It must have been my lucky day.”

Too right it was Jean!


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