A BINGO player from Lochore has called 'house' on a life-changing £50,000 jackpot.

The 68-year-old winner - who wishes to remain anonymous - was playing at Carlton Bingo at Fife Leisure Park in Dunfermline when her luck took an extraordinary turn.

She said: “I couldn’t believe it. I still can’t believe!

"I thought I only won the £260 house prize until the cheer went up and Tony, the caller, said I had won £50,000.

"I can’t believe it. It’s a dream come true!"

A regular who has been playing for more than 40 years, she drives 10 miles each way from Lochore to play bingo at her favourite venue but had decided on this particular Sunday, September 19, not to go.

It was only a last-minute telephone call from her friend that changed her mind and they set off to the club together.

As regular players and fans of the National Bingo Game they knew that this was a big money game, so were focused on listening carefully to the numbers as they were called.

The lucky winner very quickly found herself calling ‘house’, believing that she was making a claim to the club prize of £260.

The shock then came as the caller confirmed that the claim was good but that she had in fact also won the top £50,000 jackpot prize.

The winner added: “I love bingo and it’s always a great night out: the club is lovely and everyone is friendly and looks after you.

"It’s always exciting when you think you are about to win and thrilling when you do."

Her biggest win before hitting the jackpot was £3,000, a figure put in the shade by her latest triumph.

The only decision that she has made so far regarding her £50,000 prize is that she will be sharing some with her ‘bingo buddy’.

Craig Oliver, general manager at Carlton Bingo in Dunfermline, said: "The lucky winner joins the ever-increasing list of big winners at Carlton Dunfermline.

"This is our second huge win in just a couple of months and it’s always great to see regulars winning this life-changing prize.

“I’m really delighted for our winner, as was everyone else in the club given the huge cheer that went up on the night.

"The atmosphere was electric. We play the National Bingo Game twice a day, everyday: it’s an amazing game and one which can be truly life changing.”

Alastair Stewart, head of commercial operations at the National Bingo Game said: “We are thrilled for our lucky National Bingo Game £50,000 jackpot winner at Carlton Bingo Dunfermline and hope that she enjoys spending her winnings.

"We have had six big winners in Scotland alone this year, since clubs were allowed to re-open, and two of those have been the same club!”

The life-changing jackpot win comes just over two months after another player at the club also won a £50,000 National Bingo Game jackpot.