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Whitehaven bingo player calls ‘house’ on £50,000 jackpot

Duty Manager Janet Mingings and lucky winner Sandra Roberts

Opera Bingo Whitehaven are planning a celebratory party for one very lucky regular player who has won a life changing Jackpot prize of £50,000 on the National Bingo Game.

Sandra Roberts, (67), was playing bingo on Wednesday 3rd July at Opera Bingo Whitehaven, enjoying her regular evening session, when the evening took an unexpected and exciting turn. A regular at the club for many years and a fan of the National Bingo Game, Sandra had had a number of small wins in the past, but nothing had prepared her for the shock of what was about to happen next: all her numbers came up while playing the National Bingo Game! The club caller confirmed it was a good full house claim and that Sandra had not only won the Club Prize but also a massive £50,000 Jackpot Prize too!

Commenting on her the win Sandra said: “It hasn’t really sunk in yet – I can’t believe my luck or how much I have won: I am very very happy!  I love coming to bingo and would encourage anyone to enjoy an evening out at bingo. I am going to share my good fortune with family and two local charities which I like to support. No big plans yet, but am sure one or two treats are on the cards.”

Club Manager at Opera Bingo Whitehaven, Jon Nellist said: “We are very happy for Sandra: it’s always good to see anyone win, especially when its such a large amount and to one of our regular players. We’re looking forward to a bit of a party to celebrate Sandra’s big win!”

Alastair Stewart, Business Development Manager at the National Bingo Gamesaid: “We are thrilled for our lucky National Bingo Game£50,000 Jackpot winner at Opera Bingo Whitehaven and hope that Sandra enjoys her winnings. We love making winners and over 100 £50,000 Jackpots have been paid out on the National Bingo Game in the past twelve months. We are looking forward to creating many more.”

To find a participating club and for further information on the National Bingo Game visit or follow them on Facebook and @nationalbingo.

All players must be aged 18 or over.  The National Bingo Game is played under the provisions of The Gambling Act 2005 and played under National Bingo Game Players’ Rules. Players should always gamble responsibly.  For more information and advice visit