A farmer’s wife who won £1.2 million on a progressive jackpot online slot insists the prize will not see her ditch the farm in favour of a life of luxury.

Mandy Bowman, from Moray in Scotland, won the huge progressive jackpot on the Major Millions slot at Glossy Bingo.

The 45-year-old was down to her last spin on the popular progressive slot when her luck came in.

She said: “I was down to my last £3. I thought there was no way I would win anything then. I spun again and all the symbols matched. I thought I was seeing things and then a message flashed up to say that I had won the jackpot. When I saw the number I thought it was a mistake or a joke – I really didn’t believe it.”

But despite the fact that she and her husband John have yet to take a honeymoon after marrying two years ago, she said there would be no round-the-world cruise. She told the Daily Record: “My husband doesn’t have a passport, so when we do finally take a break it won’t be anywhere exotic – it will be in Scotland.”

She added: “We’ll soon be lambing and then the cows will be out to the field, so it could be May or even June before we can take a holiday.”

Instead, she said the pair planned to build an indoor riding school, and to renovate some of the buildings on the farm.

Mandy told reporters: “I’ve become a millionaire, but the day I really hit the jackpot was the day I met my husband.”

Katherine O'Brien
Katherine is a Bingo veteran. She used to while away her weekends at the local Bingo Hall, catching up with her friends, and winning the occasional prize too. In 2007 she discovered online bingo and has never looked back. Katherine is now an online regular and keeps in touch with her bingo friends though the online chat rooms.
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