Morecambe woman scoops £20k on bingo

A Morecambe woman is celebrating a win of £20,000 at Gala Bingo Morecambe.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2016, 10:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 2nd February 2016, 11:34 am
Lisa Barnes.

Lucky Lisa Barnes scooped the £20,000 jackpot playing the ‘Special Ticket’ on Monday.

“I knew that something special had happened when I heard the applause” said Mark Swindlehurst, general manager. “Everyone was genuinely pleased for Lisa as she is lovely. I don’t think she realised at first that she had won the £20k jackpot. I think she thought that it was just the house prize of £135! Lisa was shaking when I went to congratulate her.”

The Gala Bingo Morecambe Facebook page went into meltdown with well wishers and Lisa replied to all of them “Thank you all very much, I just can’t believe it!”

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When asked what she would do with it, Lisa’s first thoughts were to pay a big chunk of her mortgage and then get back to bingo!

“I wasn’t even due to go to bingo on Monday as I usually go every Tuesday,” she said.

“I don’t know what made me decide to go.”