One lucky British couple is celebrating this week after becoming instant millionaires courtesy of online bingo site MeccaBingo.co.uk and a maximum five-pound bet on its Clover Rollover progressive jackpot slot.
Barry and Lynsey Mirehouse from the sleepy seaside town of Maryport in Cumbria won £1.2 million Tuesday evening with a one-pound per line wager.
After not being hit for months, the Clover Rollover jackpot had grown to £1,201,233 before being hit by the couple married in 2006 with players at numerous sites including Bingo.Ladbrokes.com, WilliamHill.com, CrownBingo.com, ScotBingo.com, SkyBingo.com, PaddyPower.com and MeccaBingo.co.uk queuing up in hopes of taking home the life-changing amount of money.
"I don't know what we are doing to do with the winnings but we're trying to keep a low profile," Lynsey Mirehouse told the local News And Star newspaper.
"The news is going to travel fast and people will find out about the win but we are trying to keep it to ourselves for now."