World Record Online Bingo Win - Thursday 20th of April 2006

LONDON, UK Mum-of-three Jo Collins has won more than £162,000 playing bingo online – a world record.

Jo, a Special Needs School driver, had been playing Gala Bingo Online for only FIVE days when she scooped £162.701.97.

She said: 'I'm going to pay off the mortgage, and the car, and go out to Australia to see the long-lost friends who introduced me to my husband.

'I have three grown up children and ten grandchildren and we are going to have a great party.'

Jo, 52, from Luton, Beds, received her cheque on April 12 from top celebrity and model Nancy Sorrell – wife of comic Vic Reeves.

Jo is also a Meals on Wheels volunteer. She has been married for 35 years.

She added: 'I was at my daughter Melanie's house when I realised I'd won a big prize. 'We just went mad and danced around. When I told my husband Mervyn he thought I'd picked up £1,600. You should have heard him when I explained that I had won over £160,000!

'I'm going to carry on with my driving job. The Special Needs kids rely on people like me to get them to school.'

The previous highest recorded win was £130,000.

Gala Coral E. Commerce Managing Director Dominic Harrison said: 'We are delighted to have a big winner, and with the response to our new-look Gala Bingo website. It has real buzz, and mirrors exactly the exciting atmosphere to be found in our clubs.'

Other news from around the same time

Lasseters Online Adds Slots - Thursday 20th of April 2006

The World's first government regulated internet casino, Lasseters Online, is rocking and rolling ....


New Slots Put to the Test - Thursday 20th of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireSAN DIEGO, California To customers at Barona Valley Ranch, the....


California Tribe Unveils Final Design - Thursday 20th of April 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the California Press-Enterprise: "The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla ....


Neighbor Changes Stance on Bethlehem Casino - Thursday 20th of April 2006

HELLERTOWN,, Pennsylvania – As reported by the New Jersey Express-Times: "Borough council on Mond....


Federal Regulations Could Derail Cowlitz Plans - Thursday 20th of April 2006

WASHINGTON – As reported by the Columbian: "Federal officials are crafting regulations that could....


Arkansas May Reconsider Casinos - Thursday 20th of April 2006

ARKANSAS – As reported by the Baxter Bulletin: "Arkansans don't mind betting on fast horses. They....


Harrah's Presents Pittsburgh Proposal - Thursday 20th of April 2006

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – Forest City Enterprises(NYSE: FCEA; FCEB) and Harrah's Entertainment....


Spectrum Gaming Opens New Headquarters - Thursday 20th of April 2006

NORTHFIELD, New Jersey – Spectrum Gaming Group,responding to the rapidly growing demand for its....


Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $265 Million - Thursday 20th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – $265 million and it's stillgrowing! The Mega Millions game is certainly living ....


Idaho Lottery Plans for Online System - Thursday 20th of April 2006

WEST GREENWICH, Rhode Island – GTECH HoldingsCorporation (NYSE: GTK) was notified by the Idaho ....