THERE was double joy for a Camberley woman who won £208,000 and then heard news that her daughter was expecting twins.
The 64-year-old housewife, Amy Winter, had an amazing weekend.
Amy, who has been playing bingo for 43 years, was at the Gala Club in Woking last Sunday night when she won the National Bingo Game prize of £206,610, plus the regional prize of £2,126 and the house prize of £74.
She completed the full house in 38 numbers, the fewest anywhere nationwide. "This win has come at just the right time for us," said Amy, still in shock this week. "I have told my husband, Franz, to stop doing overtime and take things a bit easier before he retires in 18 months time.
"He is a British Airways transport driver and we have been married for 44 years. My son, who lives in Somerset, was made redundant a few weeks ago and I can now help him and my two grandchildren who are 13 and 11."
But the news that pleased Amy the most was given to her on Friday evening by her daughter, Marion, who lives with her husband in Basingstoke. "She had IVF treatment three times years ago and had given up hope of having children," said Amy. "She thought she had a tumour and went for a scan and the doctor told her it was a baby - and then that there were two!"
"I didn't sleep at all that night."