A PONTYPOOL woman has won a life-changing £50,000 after scooping the national jackpot at Club 3000 Bingo.

Helen Douglas, 42, was playing with friends and family at Club 3000 Bingo in Cwmbran on Saturday, October 23, when all her numbers came up in the National Bingo Game.

She will share the life-changing sum with her mother and father-in-law, and a friend, as the quartet were playing together as a group.


Mrs Douglas, who has been a regular at the Cwmbran club for 10 years, thought she had only won the club jackpot, worth £159, and was shocked to find out the true amount of her winnings.

“I never thought I'd win anything like I won on Saturday night, I only thought I'd won the £159 jackpot, then when I realised, I had won the £50,000 I was in total shock,” she said.

“My family and friend are also ecstatic and we will now be able to have a fantastic Christmas. 

“I also plan to take my husband and two daughters on a fantastic holiday to Barbados next year.  

“I just love everything about bingo – it’s the great atmosphere, the community of friends and friendliness, and the fantastic warm staff here at Club 3000 we are one big family - winning is a bonus.”

Paul Hughes, the manager of Club 3000 Cwmbran, said: “The atmosphere in the club was electric – all the customers burst into applause and started cheering. The mood in club was very much uplifting, which was wonderful.

“Nights like these are what makes bingo so special, we are so delighted for Helen and her family and friend.”