£240k Crown Bingo jackpot hit

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Online bingo site Crown Bingo has reported its biggest ever pay out of £240,561 to lucky member Glen Johnson of Bristol in England. The record pay-out came after Glen hit the jackpot for a £2 stake on popular side game Lucky Ladies 88 after being a member for just 10 days.

The win for Johnson and his family comes at a good time as they face a potentially stressful period ahead. Glen's wife Julie returned from hospital on the same day as the big win to prepare her housebound husband Glen for devastating news that she could have throat cancer. Forty-three year old Glen and his wife both suffer from disabilities, however Julie is able to get around more, and does the shopping and taking the children to school.

Glen, who has been housebound for the last four years due to spinal problems, is hoping the money will pay for the special mobility equipment he needs to make life easier for his wife.

Dan Smyth, CEO of Crown Bingo, said the company was pleased that the biggest pay-out in its three-year history had gone to a couple whose lives could be transformed by the cash. "We're delighted to have yet another big winner and it's even more pleasing to know what a difference the money will make to Glen and his family," he said.

Source: InfoPowa News