While the greatest thing that can happen in bingo is winning, the worst is losing because you were never heard! There are hundreds of stories like this and some of them can be quite difficult to predict if they are true or not, but a recent story found in the Mirror gives you an incredible insight into just how unlucky some bingo players have been in the past.
As we all know, when playing bingo you need to shout a specific word when you get to the end of the game – in this case “House!”. Unfortunately, the “winner” of this bingo game worth £10,000 didn’t shout loud enough, apparently, and missed out on this life changing sum to another player. Ronald Price, of Fens, Cambridgeshire, got all five needed to win the jackpot and alerted the world to his success – only for the caller to continue on as normal!
Even worse for poor Ronald, he missed out on £1,000 in a similar circumstance last year! Imagine having such brutal lack at the game, especially through no fault of his own. The rules of the game state that a caller has to stop to see when somebody has got “House” and this time they never heard the shout to actually initiate the stop.
While given the company claim that he has to be clearer in future, it’s still a kick in the teeth for poor Ronald. Have you ever missed out on a jackpot due to negligence? Or have you ever found yourself in even more extraordinary circumstances? Let us know how your bingo future has played out in the past!
The next time that you are going to play bingo, though, make sure that you remember this tale. When you are playing offline you really do need to bring the roof down when you get the full set, so be sure that when you next play you aren’t giving anybody a chance to win over you, like what just happened to Ronald.
The fun of the game is in the winning, and the jackpots can be life-changing, so don’t miss out because you were too quiet!