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Full house! Dagenham bingo player celebrating £1.6 million win

PUBLISHED: 12:21 09 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:41 09 August 2018

The winner scooped £1.6 million from a game of bingo. File picture: Paul Bennett

The winner scooped £1.6 million from a game of bingo. File picture: Paul Bennett

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A single parent from Dagenham has said they “haven’t slept a wink” since scooping £1.6 million on an online bingo game - from a stake of just 40p.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, scooped the win from a spontaneous online game.

Having been a Mecco Bingo member for some years, it’s not the first win they’ve experienced - but it’s by far the biggest.

The player said: “You hear about others winning this kind of money in the news but you never think it could happen to you.

“I’m a single parent to five children and this incredible amount of money is certainly going improve my life, but more importantly theirs!”

The winner hopes to buy a new home as well as taking the family on several dream holidays.

Caroline Webb from Mecca Bingo added: “We hope the winner has a successful house hunt and enjoys the fruits of their new-found millionaire lifestyle with their family!”

For information about gambling responsibly, visit gambleaware.co.uk

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