A FOSTER carer from Barrow has scooped almost £10,000 at bingo in a £1 game.

Pam Cook and her daughter Coral played the National Live Game at Apollo Bingo on Wednesday night.

Mrs Cook, who has been visiting the Hollywood Retail Park bingo hall for around 10 years, was gobsmacked when she discovered she had won £9,034.40.

The 48-year-old from Walney said: “There’s a group of four of us who go quite often but on Wednesday I was just with my daughter.

“Whenever we win, if the whole group is there, we put all the winnings together and then share it out at Christmas.

“We’ve won £50, £100, £200 but never any more than that so it was a bit of a shock.

“This is our first major win.”

Majestic Bingo’s National Live Game pays out prizes of £5,000 midweek, £10,000 on Saturdays and £25,000 on Sundays.

Mrs Cook plans to use her winnings to upgrade her home.

“I’ve been saying for three years that I want a new bathroom but we kept putting it off.," she said.

“My son got married so we spent the money on that but now I want to get my bathroom done.”

Apollo’s general manager Daryl Boothroyd said: “It’s great to see a local lady win such a large amount here at Apollo Bingo.

“We appear to be having a run of luck over the past few months with members taking away some great wins.

“Only last week a lucky gentleman won £3,000 in the afternoon.

“The atmosphere was electric when Pam shouted for the full house with everyone clapping and shouting congratulations to her.

“We plan on having a party to celebrate in the next few weeks.

“We just love it when our regular customers win big.

"What’s not to celebrate?”