Anita Campbell, from Seaham in County Durham, won £597,000 within hours of opening her Mecca account and followed it with another £552,000 jackpot just over a week later.She described how.
she struggled to make ends meet on Universal Credit for more than a year, during which time she lost weight from not eating properly and her diabetes was affected.
Following the win, she told Mirror Online: ‘It’s still a bit of a dream.‘I’m over the moon, I still can’t believe it. I thought straight away I can help my kids with this money.’ Anita Campbell, 51, from Seaham hit two half-a-million-pound jackpots within 10 days playing Mecca Bingo online.
Anita said she has now been able to treat her children to shopping trips and buy toys for her five-year-old grandson after her phoned her asking: ‘Nana are you rich? Can I have some Lego?’
The grandmother has moved out of her rented home into a new property and given away her old furniture to people she felt might need it. She also used a chunk of the windfall to pay off debts following her mother’s interment last year, buy her 73-year-old father a new home and foot the bill for her daughter to undergo IVF treatment.