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First National Game Jackpot hits Mecca Sale
12:00pm Monday 24th February 2014 in News
LADY Luck smiled on Pat Alcock when she won more than £115,000 playing bingo at Mecca Sale Manchester.
The bingo super fan scooped the whopping cash prize on her regular Saturday night out with her Bingo buddies.
Pat, aged 74, said: “It still hasn’t sunk in. I’ve been lost for words since my husband picked me up on Saturday night.
“I didn’t even tell him I’d won or how much until we got home in case he lost his concentration driving.”
Married for 48 years, Pat is a mum to three children, grandmother to six grandchildren and a great grandmother three times over, and when asked what she’d be spending her money on she said: “I have no idea at all, I honestly can’t believe that I won the National Jackpot.”
Pat’s mum introduced her and her sister to a bingo night out some 47 years ago and she hasn’t looked back since. Today she plays at Mecca Sale every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night, meeting up with her four bingo buddies.
Pat puts some of her luck down to her sisters gold bracelet - her lucky charm - that she wears on every visit.
The team at Mecca Sale are planning a celebratory party for Pat and all the club regulars when she collects her winnings and is presented with a cheque by Miles Baron, chief executive of the National Bingo Game Association on March 2.
Club manager Emma Foster said: “We were all very excited by the new National Bingo Game jackpot and were wondering which lucky player and club would be first to take the prize; never in a million years did we think it would be us in Sale.
“Pat is a regular here and well known to all the staff and players at the club. We’re going to arrange a super celebratory party for Pat and give her the star treatment.”