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Local woman’s £93k win enables her to buy first home

One lucky lady from East Kilbride, near Glasgow is ecstatic after managing to scoop a fantastic £93k after placing just a 20p stake at

Moments after logging on, the 56-year-old, who wishes to remain anonymous, hit the ‘Cash Climber’ jackpot on the leading bingo site’s popular ‘Gold Mine’ slot game.

Even after her account had been credited with £93,473, she didn’t believe it was happening until a number of other players in the site’s chatroom started congratulating her.

Still in shock from the win, she said: “Things like this just don’t happen to me. It’s fantastic, I’m completely overwhelmed! Winning at will now help me to finally buy my own house.”

The delighted Glaswegian, who plans to stay in the Glasgow area, has always longed to own her own home after renting all her life and the surprise £93K windfall has helped to make this dream a reality. The massive win also means there is even enough money left over for a trip to the sunshine this winter!

She added: “I can’t wait to have a place to call my own. I’m so excited, and have already started house hunting! However, I think my first priority will be whisking my partner off for an exotic holiday to celebrate my winnings.”

Lesley Hall, consumer PR manager at said: “We pay out over £65 million a year and it’s always great to hear stories about what are players are planning to do with their winnings. We wish her all the best with the house hunting and hope she and her partner have a great holiday.”

Gala Bingo is now giving players even more chances to win with its exciting, live interactive way of playing bingo, Gala Show Time. Live from 9pm Monday to Friday at in the Gala TV club and on Sky channel 861, the action packed two hour extravaganza includes, big guaranteed jackpots, scratch cards live on-screen plus celebrity guests, winners’ stories, photos and plenty of live chat with the presenters.

For further information please contact:
Catherine Dobison at Slice on 0203 128 6525 or
Lesley Hall at on 01483 718326 or

Gala Bingo, and Gala TV are all part of Gala Coral Group Limited – Europe’s leading gambling operator. is a leading online bingo website with a winner every second (bingo and games) and gives away £65 million a year. offers bingo, chat and other fun games 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Gala Bingo
Gala Bingo is the UK’s number one bingo operator, with 145 clubs. Gala Bingo hosts a jackpot game called High 5, a unique offering in the bingo industry whereby jackpots are shared between club members. The largest win to date was in November 2007, where nearly £875,000 was won – half of which was distributed among High 5 players and the other half went to one overall winner.

Gala TV
Gala TV, which awards 200,000 winners a year and gives away approximately £20,000 each night in prize money, broadcasts 24 hours a day on and Sky channel 861. AutoBingo is available throughout the day with live bingo running from 5pm-1am. Viewers can register via their remote control, on the website or by using freephone telephone number 0800 587 4880. Players then press their red button to purchase tickets for the bingo games or play on the website.

The Gala Coral Group is proud to support Sue Ryder Care, and has raised over £1m.

Gala Coral is proud to be the first gambling operator to have received full GamCare accreditation across all its divisions.

The Gala Coral Group employs nearly 17,000 people.

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For further information please contact:
Catherine Dobison at Slice on 0203 128 6525 or
Lesley Hall at on 01483 718326 or

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