Pensioner Wins £290,000 on ITVs Magic Numbers

Written by: Nikola Zugic on 13/08/2010 17:25

A pensioner from Sheffield has been talking about the moment she revealed a near £300,000 win to her husband after he had returned home empty handed from a local bingo game.

Keith Mullins (aged 69) had been to the local working mans club in an effort to win some extra money for a trip he and his wife had been planning, his wife Pamela described the moment Keith arrived home. After Keith had walked in looking a little grumpy he said "I ain't won owt", Mrs. Mullins was not too bothered and began to explain about her lucky evening.

"I said 'well you know that programme?' And then took him through it step by step." He said how much did you win? £500? When I told him he went ashen - he thought I'd had too much to drink."

The win came in the final round of ITV’s magic numbers game where a contestant is selected at random to answer a set of questions before choosing five boxes; each box contains a sum of money. Pamela managed to answer five questions correctly and chose her boxes. The shows host Emma Bunton opened the boxes to reveal a total prize fund of £290,000.

Mrs. Mullins said she was ‘gob-smacked’ by the win and talked about her plans for the money. She and her husband are planning a trip of a lifetime to Australia and are contemplating buying a new bungalow when they return home. The win came at the right time as Mrs. Mullins has recently been suffering from health problems.

She said "We haven't had much luck lately; we were due a little bit of something,"

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