Playing bingo is attractive to some people because of the large potential prize money available. Every few years or so the newspapers break with a story of a huge bingo win and this entices many people to either take up playing or to continue with it.
In December 2012 a 60 year old jobcentre worker won 5.9 million pounds playing bingo with a 30p bet. He had been using the website for just a few days when he scooped the massive jackpot. Then back in 2010 a 24 year old man won £18,000 playing bingo just minutes after starting his very first game.
This big wins are rare though. It is only once every few years that you hear a story about a huge jackpot being won in bingo. However, if you are interested in winning a big sum of money, there are a few things that you can do to increase your chances of doing so.
Some bingo games have big prizes and some do not. Obviously you want to play those games with the higher prizes. Often you will find that on a website you may have to wager a certain amount of money or play a certain amount of games before you are allowed entry in to the bigger prize games. Some may have limited cards, that you have to buy in advance. It is wise to take a careful look at the terms and conditions to make sure that you are aware of the rules of that particular game. It can also be worth comparing different bingo sites as some will be more likely to have bigger prizes than others. Keep an eye on as many as you can to find out when they are having promotional games with big prizes so that you can see if you want to be a part of it.
The big wins are rare though. Many bingo games just have very small prizes. These can still be fun and it can be cheaper to play this sort of game as well. The odds of winning may even be in your favour if you decide to play a game with a smaller prize because there is likely to be fewer players as a result. You will have to decide whether you feel it is worth player for a small prize or whether you are only interested in a really big win. It is a very personal decision and will partly depend on your attitude towards risk taking as well as whether you are playing for fun or only because you want to win.