It’s not hard to picture the scene. The hubby is engrossed in the football game on the television while his beloved other half is left twiddling her thumbs. While many British women enjoy the football as much as their male counterparts many would still rather watch paint dry! uch was the case for one mother in Oxfordshire during last summer’s European football championship in Poland and the Ukraine.
Lisa Potter was side-lined as her partner Terry Goodman became immersed in a game between the Republic of Ireland and Spain.
Ignored and bored Lisa decided to grab the laptop and play online bingo despite being a novice to the game.
She was stunned when she instantly hit the jackpot winning £1.3million thanks to just a £5 bet on the Ladbrokes online bingo site.
Lisa, from Witney said: “I had a spare minute and wanted to get away from the football so I decided to log on. As soon as I saw the size of the jackpot I thought it was worth a go – and I couldn’t believe my eyes when it said that I’d won.
I can’t remember much after – it’s all a blur. My kids came into the room and we all started screaming.”
The entire family took a luxury holiday with the winnings while Lisa and Terry are also looking to invest in a new house and car.