A Bingo playing couple have struck it lucky at Gala Bingo. After a nine-year engagement, Luke Ferendon and Sue Garland are finally able to set a date for their wedding after a bingo jackpot win at Gala Bingo in Grimsby.
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When Them Bingo Bells Chime
Luke said that he never wanted to get married in a register office, but couldn’t afford the wedding his fiancé, Sue deserved.
Well, now the happy couple can have the wedding they always dreamed off after Luke won a £12,164 Jackpot in a Gala Bingo game from a just £1 stake.
Luke, 38, went on to say, “It might not sound like a lot of money to some people, but it’s enough to make our dream come true.”
Excited Sue, 42, said: “Every year we thought we would do it, but there was always something to pay. This will change our lives forever.”
Weekly Bingo Game Lovers
The couple who have a 9-year-old daughter called Tamzin, play at their local Gala Bingo club every week, but usually, they do not join the Party Xtra XL game.
Party Xtra XL is a link game, which lots of different clubs all over the UK taking part. However, luckily for Luke and Sue this time, he decided to play as Luke had £2 left.
It could have been a different story because Luke was debating whether to buy nuts with his last £2 or play the party linked game. We are betting he is delighted he opted for bingo now instead of nuts.
Luke said: “I had never even considered that we might win and when I crossed off the last number, I was so gobsmacked that I just went totally numb. Luckily, Sue was there to press the button and shout out, she was virtually hysterical.”
Sue collects stray dogs for East Lindsey District Council for a living, they also run the Brookenby Cat and Rabbit Rescue, where they live, looking after up to 50 cats at a time.
A Wise Change of Heart
Builder Luke was originally going to use the money to buy a truck for his business and even arranged a viewing, withdrawing the cash and placing it on the kitchen table the night before.
However, he had a change of heart, saying all he ever wanted to do was marry Sue.
So he put the money back in the bank and now they are planning the wedding they have always dreamed off and which playing bingo has made possible.