April 30, 2009 (CAP Newswire) — Online bingo destination Crown Bingo has reported an impressive payout of £240,561, the biggest in that site’s history. The lucky winner, Bristol resident Glen Johnson, hit the jackpot on his £2 stake of the site’s popular Lucky Ladies 88 game. He had joined the website just 10 days prior to his win.
“The win for Glen Johnson and his family comes at a good time as they face a potentially stressful and tough period ahead,” stated the company in a news release. “Glen's wife Julie Johnson returned from hospital on the same day as the big win to prepare her housebound husband Glen for devastating news that she could have throat Cancer. Forty-three year old Glen and his wife both suffer from disabilities.”
Crown Bingo’s CEO Dan Smyth stated that the company was “overjoyed” that its biggest payout to date was won by a couple whose lives could be transformed by the cash. "We're delighted to have yet another big winner and it's even more pleasing to know what a difference the money will make to Glen and his family.”