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.
Despite the huge haul, she admits she still enjoys playing online bingo.James Boord, Digital Director at MeccaBingo.com, told MailOnline they were ‘delighted’ for Anita and hailed the ‘fantastic blow of luck she has had’.‘It’s a great feeling when someone wins big and its changes their life,’ he added.‘We wish the winner and her family all the luck in the world.’
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