Man wins big in bingo success

Terry Reeves with staff from Gala Bingo in Worthing
Terry Reeves with staff from Gala Bingo in Worthing
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A Lancing man is celebrating winning more than £16,000 in a bingo tournament after only spending a pound to enter.

Terry Reeves, 66, won a total of £16,600.48 earlier this month when playing National Live at Gala Bingo in Rowlands Road in Worthing.

Terry with his cheque.

Terry with his cheque.

Terry, who works in property maintenance, had never won more than £100 before now, and will use his funds to buy a Mazda MX5 - his ‘long awaited toy.’

He joined Gala Bingo in Brighton aged 18, before moving to Dorset and playing at Gala Bournemouth for a while.

He eventually settled in Lancing where he has been a regular member at Gala Worthing.

A spokesman said: “Terry never misses a link game and this is what gives him the buzz in bingo, a chance of winning big money for small stakes.”

Terry won on June 1, and was presented with his cheque last night by general manager Mark Watts.

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