[W]e’ve all been guilty of procrastinating to avoid housework but for one woman from Cumbria, that avoidance of doing the washing up led to her scooping a huge £33,000 jackpot in an online casino.
Thursday 25th August hasn’t got off to the best of starts for Anne. She’d been feeling under the weather, suffering from an ear infection for a few days and was planning on spending the day relaxing at home with her two dogs.
“I’ve been playing PocketWin games for the last five or six months and thought I’d have a few spins before doing my housework. I got up to £279 before my friend came over to see me for a bit. I soon found myself back down to £230 and told myself I’d have one more spin before doing the dishes and tidying up.”
That one more spin was all it took, as the reels suddenly lined up and Anne found herself £33,000 better off. And to make her win even more incredible, it was all from a £1.80 spin.
She said: “I had that one more go and honest to God, I nearly dropped my phone! I was crying and phoned my husband who couldn’t understand what I was saying. He didn’t believe me until he came in from work and saw for himself.”
Anne, who lives in Egremont with her husband and their two dogs, remains hugely humble following her casino win.
“I lost my mum when I was 13 so when I won I looked up and thanked her. I always said if I ever won the lottery or anything like that, I’d never be greedy. Whatever I get, I’ll be grateful for. God’ll only ever give me what he knows I can handle and that’s put me through my life. They were looking down on me that day.”
Selfless Anne is also going to treat her friend. They’d booked a mini-break to the seaside resort of Blackpool before her PocketWin jackpot, and she’s since told her friend to leave her purse at home. The trip is Anne’s treat.
Anne is still buzzing from her win and already has grand plans for how to spend her mobile slots jackpot. She met her childhood sweetheart at 14 and is delighted that she can now treat him with her prize.
She said: “My husband’s wanted a car for a long time but we’ve just moved into a new property and there’s things we wanted to do in the home, so a car was the last thing on the list. Now, I can give him that dream.”
Asked if she had a message for anyone who thinks that big win will never befall them, Ann said: “Believe me, it happens I used to always think I couldn’t get a free sausage if the butcher was giving them away, but it really can and does happen! It’s not just about winning, it’s about the pleasure too. You’ve got to enjoy it.”
And, in case you were wondering, Anne never did get around to doing the dishes that day. And we can’t say we blame her!
PocketWin mobile casino, part of InTouch Games Ltd, is one the largest independently owned online casinos in the UK. From concept to artwork, development to testing, everything in built in-house at their West Midlands office.