Woman wins £200k on bingo


A WORKINGTON woman has scooped over £200,000 on the bingo.

Valerie Hargrave, of Moss Bay, won the National Bingo Game while playing at Opera Bingo in the town centre last night.

Graves Cumberland, the firm which operates Opera Bingo, confirmed they had a £201,000 winner last night. Mrs Hargrave was not available for comment this morning.

The game is the country’s largest bingo game and involves halls around Britain linking up.

Opera Bingo and Graves Cumberland are no strangers to big cash winners. The Workington club is said one of the luckiest in the country.

In the last eight years, the group’s three clubs in Whitehaven, Workington and Penrith have paid out over £2.3million to national game winners.

And last year, the then manager of Carlisle’s Gala Bingo club Marc Goodwin, of Whitehaven, won £81,000 at Workington’s Opera Bingo. He was the 18th big-money winner for Graves Cumberland.

Other big winners at Opera have included pensioner Jean Steele, who scooped £101,000 at the Gaiety in Whitehaven on her 80th birthday.

A month earlier, Anita Matravers was the first big winner at the Workington club, taking home £42,000.

Six days later Keswick grandmother Barbara Hinde won £101,000 at the Penrith club.

Charlotte Kennedy, marketing manager for Graves Cumberland, said: “It’s great news, congratulations to her.”

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