The winner, who has opted to remain anonymous, was taken by surprise with their massive win and didn’t initially realise the vast size of the jackpot. Quoted in the York Press, the player said: “I’m still in shock at winning such a huge sum of money and can’t believe it’s Mecca’s biggest digital prize for over five years!” They have also already formulated a plan on how the money will be spent: "I want to make sure I use it wisely, so paying off the mortgage is first on my list. I’ll also be able to treat my family, buy a new car, and donate some to charity.”
The lucky York resident, who has played with Mecca Bingo for ten years, certainly did not see this win coming: “I regularly play bingo online with Mecca Bingo and this is by far the biggest win I’ve ever had. It didn’t seem real when the jackpot came up, as I never expected to scoop such an enormous amount while casually playing online." No doubt a little Irish luck played a part in the win thanks to Mega Jackpots Isle O’ Plenty, a game that is already a firm favourite amongst Mecca Bingo’s fanbase despite only being released earlier this year.