My Mom loved to play Bingo. When we lived in Vancouver she went with friends in the evening to the church bingos. It was her source of entertainment and she had lots of friends that joined her and they had a lot of fun and enjoyed themselves. She would go 4 or 5 times a week.
We moved out of the city and she found a Bingo hall that played in the daytime and started going. She met a couple of her old friends that had moved out too and soon knew lots of more people. It was a good way to get acquainted in a new place. She was pretty lucky too.
One time Mom won $5000 and there were other times she came home with hundreds or as little as ten dollars. She knew she couldn’t be a winner all the time and would say, ‘when it’s not your turn, it’s not your turn’. How true that was. I didn’t have the luck that she had, but there again, I enjoyed the day off and the friendly people. I even missed a $1000′s one night on a Bonanza with a missed number. That can happen. I didn’t sleep too good that night.
One day I was at home painting walls and Mom came in. She was talking about the day at Bingo and mentioned she almost missed a win on one game but her friend noticed and yelled for her. She had to split the money with another winner but she got $50.00. I was pleased she had received something. Then she said I guess I was a little shook up because I had just won $15,500.00 two games before.
I continued painting and casually said, ‘ Oh you mean $1550.00.” She said no, ‘$15,500.00.’ I almost fell off the ladder. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. A Bingo game that you could win that much. Well it was true. The odds were slim and everything just has to be just right but she did win $15,500.00.
The Game was called ‘Lucky G’ and you had to have the last number called and it had to be the G ball you need on exactly the 58th number. That day was her Lucky G day. Oh, I forgot to mention that my Mother was 85 years old when she won.
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