What is a designated/ordinal number?
There are a total of 75 numbers in the bingo machine. The ‘designated number’ or ‘ordinal’ is the maximum number of balls that can be called in order for someone to win the bingo prize. For example, if the designated number for a game is 50, you must get the bingo in the first 50 numbers called to win the big prize. If you get a bingo when 51 numbers or more are called, you receive the smaller prize amount called a ‘consolation’ prize. Designated numbers and consolation prizes are constantly changing for each game. You can find these numbers on the jackpots page of our website and in each centre on the jackpot board. Designated numbers are usually included on the ‘Super Jackpot’ and ‘Progressive’ games.