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Bingo club's second millionaire
Mecca Bingo
Limits in bingo jackpots were recently relaxed
A pensioner has won 1m on bingo - the second big prize at the same hall in just three weeks.

The 69-year-old woman, from Glasgow, became the second from Scotland's biggest city to win the top prize in the UK-wide contest.

Glasgow Forge bingo hall, in the city's East End, has now produced two winners in the past 21 days.

It was only the pensioner's second ever visit to the club, now hailed the luckiest hall in Britain.

Joe Marshall, 25, operations manager at the Mecca venue, said: "We expected to make a millionaire once every 45 days - but we have done it twice in 21.

"We always knew it was the luckiest bingo hall and this has just proved it."

But Mr Marshall refused to name the winner, who wishes to remain anonymous.

The first to win 1m at Glasgow Forge was 46-year-old Margaret Shearer.

She became Britain's first bingo club millionaire when she hit the jackpot three weeks ago.

Three people have scooped Mecca's 1m since the nationwide competition started on 1 September.

Each win has come on a Friday night, and each time the same bingo caller has been announcing the numbers.

Will Willard, who works at a branch of Mecca in Cwmbran, Wales, has been dubbed "The Man with the Golden Voice".

He said: "I couldn't believe it when I realised I'd made it three in a row. If it carries on like this I might have to get my voice insured!"

Mecca runs 102 bingo halls across the country, and the millionaire competition is played twice a day at 2 a game.

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